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

Sustainable Exhibit Design: San Diego Museum of Man’s “Living with Animals”

Rubi BaricuatroBalboa Park Cultural Partnership, Sustainability Program

Last year the San Diego Museum of Man achieved LEED Gold certification after implementing many sustainable measures and practices in their century-old building. In the process, sustainability became part of the culture at the San Diego Museum of Man and is top-of-mind when developing new programs, planning events or designing exhibits such as Living with Animals. Living with Animals opened March … Read More

OPOT Get-Together: Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Veronica Allende

Join us for the first OPOT Photo Scavenger Hunt on Wednesday, June 21 between 11am and 1pm! Begin the hunt at the Panama Meeting Room (located in the House of Hospitality, directly above the Prado Restaurant) to receive seven photo location hints. Participate by yourself or as a team, but don’t forget to take a selfie at each spot! After … Read More