Balboa Park Conservancy: Preserving Balboa Park’s Urban Forest

Nate Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

The Balboa Park Conservancy is continuing to offer an outstanding example of environmental protection through their new Tree Stewards volunteer program. Through this initiative, the Conservancy trains volunteers on how to take care of Balboa Park’s vibrant, urban forest. Volunteers will learn important skills including tree identification, proper planting techniques, irrigation of new and established trees, and general tree maintenance. …

January OPOT Get-Together Recap

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team

For the January OPOT Get-Together, One Park One Team partnered with the San Diego Automotive Museum to host an exclusive tour of the institution’s “Three Decades in the Rearview,” exhibition in celebration of their 30th anniversary. Led by Museum Curator and Education Director Pandora Paúl, Park team members enjoyed a tour of the exhibition which celebrated the technology and culture around …

February OPOT Get-Together: Game Night at The Nat!

Cassie Kaawaloa

Join us for the February OPOT Get-Together for game night featuring an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of The Nat’s Escape Room! We’ll learn more about the inspiration behind this unique escape room experience from one of the masterminds behind it, before enjoying games and treats among fellow Park team members. Light refreshments will be provided. Check out just a few of the games …

Meet Zack Stevens!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Zack Stevens is a Visitor Services Lead at the San Diego Natural History Museum where he helps supervise the Visitor Services team in daily customer service operations. Zack has worked for The Nat for almost five years and was instrumental in designing and building their newest addition, the Escape the Nat escape room! How did you become visitor services lead …

January Green Team Meeting

Kelsey Ceccarelli

Closed to the general public. The Balboa Park Green Team is a group comprised of employees and volunteers from all the arts and culture organizations in Balboa Park. It was assembled to enhance employee and volunteer engagement in Park sustainability initiatives.  We aim to have representation from each of the BPCP member organizations at each meeting. With the goal of …

January OPOT Get-Together: Museum Tour!

Cassie Kaawaloa

Start your engines! Join One Park – One Team as we tour San Diego Automotive Museum‘s latest exhibit, “Three Decades in the Rearview,” with Pandora Paul, the Museum’s Curator and Education Director, on Wednesday, January 23. Tours will be offered at two 1-hour time slots: 12 PM to 1PM and 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. We hope to see you …

Friends of Balboa Park: Sustaining Balboa Park for the Future

Kelsey Ceccarelli Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, News & Events, Sustainability Program

Friends of Balboa Park, one of 29 member organizations of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, is an organization that aims “to preserve Balboa Park’s legacy for future generations through park-wide projects.” Sustainability is a multifaceted field, but the Merriam Webster’s definition is “capable of being sustained.” While our program focuses on environmental sustainability within Balboa Park member buildings and operations, Friends …

Japanese Friendship Garden: Sustainable Practices at December Nights

Kelsey Ceccarelli Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

December Nights has been a San Diego tradition for 41 years. Each year, locals and visitors alike celebrate the holidays by visiting Balboa Park’s museums, sampling international foods, and watching festive performances. Run by the City of San Diego, this year, the event had a visible Sustainability Commitment. Each year SDG&E enhances the main hub of the park – the …

Park Profiles: Meet Michael Warburton!

Cassie Kaawaloa Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, One Park - One Team, Park Profiles

Michael Warburton is the Director of Parkwide Communications for the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. Before joining the Cultural Partnership in late 2017, Michael lent his strong communications and brand management skills to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in several leadership roles for more than 20 years! As Director of Parkwide Communications, he focuses on …