supporting the gem of San diego
BALBOA PARK CONSERVANCY
PROVIDING EXPERTISE & ADVOCACY
Balboa Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization that provides expertise, advocacy and resources to envision, enhance and sustain Balboa Park for all visitors in partnership with the City of San Diego and in collaboration with other organizations in the Park and the community.
With over 1,200 acres, 17 museums, historic landmarks, award-winning gardens, nature trails, and green space, Balboa Park is a true gem nestled into the urban landscape of San Diego. Balboa Park Conservancy was formed in 2011 to raise funds, develop public-private partnerships, and collaborate with Balboa Park stakeholders to address sustainability and accessibility needs in the Park.
The impetus behind the Balboa Park Conservancy’s formation was a growing backlog of deferred maintenance projects at a time when the city’s limited resources, exacerbated by the Great Recession, were proving inadequate to properly maintain and care for the 1,200-acre park.
Since its formation, the Conservancy has worked with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and other partners to plant trees on the West Mesa, reactivate and turn the Plaza de Panama into one of San Diego’s primary public gathering spots, and host the annual December Nights holiday festival, among other projects. The Conservancy is currently developing plans and raising funds to completely restore the 100-year-old Botanical Building.