OPOT Get-Together: Popsicle Social!

Veronica Allende

Beat the heat while networking at this month’s OPOT Get-Together: Popsicle Social! Join your Park colleagues for Otterpops and one complimentary ride on the Balboa Park Carousel courtesy of the Friends of Balboa Park! Come out to the Carousel on Thursday, August 24th between 11AM-1PM for a fun afternoon! To RSVP, Click Here.   Limit one per guest. This One … Read More

Maker Faire San Diego 2017

Stephania VillarBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Public Events

Maker Faire San Diego 2017

Grab your safety glasses, and get ready to dive into creativity, engage with new, quirky tech, and get your hands dirty with Maker Faire San Diego, in Balboa Park on October 7+8, 2017. This year, attendees will have access to multiple circuits in Balboa Park. To make the most of your time at Maker Faire San Diego, you’ll want to “complete the circuit”. … Read More

Press Release: Summer is Going Strong at Balboa Park with August’s Exclusive Explorer Passholder Event

Timer PaidaBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Explorer

Explorer Annual Pass - Complimentary Month with Purchase

AUGUST 3, 2017 (SAN DIEGO, CA) – Summer in San Diego is still hot, and so is this month’s Balboa Park Explorer Experience. The Old Globe Theater is offering Explorer Annual passholders a FREE behind-the scenes tour on Sunday, August 20, 2017, pre-registration required. Learn how the theater’s spectacular costumes are built and how the Scene Shop creates such fantastic sets. See … Read More

Park Profiles: Meet Barbara Forsyth!

Veronica AllendeBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Barbara is the first ever Senior Manager of Collections and Registration at the Mingei International Museum. Her passion for the art of design and craft, and dedication to its preservation and organization has lead her towards working at her dream institution. 1.How did you first get involved with the Mingei International Museum? I grew up in San Diego and first … Read More

Japanese Friendship Garden’s LEED Certified Inamori Pavilion

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

In 2016, the Japanese Friendship Garden’s Inamori Pavilion earned the distinction of becoming the first project in Balboa Park to be certified under the LEED New Construction program. The elegant structure, designed by Kotaro Nakamura, is an illustration of the Japanese Friendship Garden’s commitment to harmoniously balancing nature and man-made structures. The Japanese Friendship Garden was first opened in 1991, … Read More

Energy Upgrade California: Rallying All Energy Users to Make a Big Impact

Kelsey CeccarelliBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Rallying ALL Californians to take action will help to achieve the State’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2050. That’s why San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has partnered with Energy Upgrade California’s (EUC) Do Your Thing™ initiative to encourage residents and small businesses to take simple actions that ultimately make California cleaner, … Read More

OPOT Behind-the-Scenes: Game Masters

Veronica Allende

Video games enthusiasts unite! You are invited to join OPOT on Wednesday, July 19, for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the newest addition to the Fleet Science Center, “Game Masters: The Exhibition”. Nerd out with your Park colleagues as we get an inside glimpse of the “world’s best video game designers, from the arcade era to today’s console and online games”. … Read More

San Diego Pride Parade Planning Committee

Veronica Allende

Would you like to walk alongside your OPOT friends and colleagues at this year’s San Diego Pride Parade? Join the One Park-One Team Pride planning committee to share your ideas for marching at the 2017 San Diego LGBT Pride Festival! We look forward to working together to create a fun experience for Park team members. We encourage you to join us for this … Read More