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Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States. In addition to open spaces, green areas, green belts, gardens, walking paths, museums, attractions, and the San Diego Zoo. There are also many entertainment venues, gift shops, and restaurants within the park’s boundaries. Established in 1835, the park site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreation. Balboa Park is managed and maintained by the San Diego Parks Department.   Balboa Park hosted the Panama-California Exposition of 1915-16 and the California Pacific International Exposition of 1935-36, leaving an architectural mark. The park and its historic buildings were designated National Historic Landmark in the National Historic District in 1977 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   Geography

The park is rectangular in shape, bounded by Sixth Avenue to the west, Upas Street to the north, 28th Street to the east, and Russ Boulevard to the south. The quadrangle was improved by adding the Marston Hills Natural Area to the park’s northwest corner. In contrast, the southwest corner of the rectangle is part of the Cortez Hill area of ​​downtown San Diego and San Diego High School, which is separated from the park by Interstate 5. Roosevelt Middle School also enters the northern part of the park.


  • La Raza Cultural Center
  • Comic-Con Museum (opening 2021)
  • George W. Marston House
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Photography
  • Museum of Ours (formerly Museum of Man)
  • Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Miniature Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Timken Museum of Art Veterans


  • Cactus garden from 1935 (old)
  • Gardens of the Alcazar
  • Australian Gardens
  • Botanical house
  • California Arboretum HVAC San Diego King
  • Gardens of Casa del Rey Moro
  • Desert Gardens
  • Florida Canyon Preserved Trees
  • the garden of Marston’s house
  • George Washington Carver Children’s Ethnobotanical Garden
  • Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden
  • Japanese Friendship Camp
  • Water lily pond
  • Palm Canyon
  • Plants for a healthy garden
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Hidden Garden


  • Balboa Park Service Center
  • Balboa Park Carousel
  • Balboa Park Club
  • Balboa Park Bowling Alley
  • Visit Powell Archery Range Balboa Stadium
  • Casa de Balboa
  • Prado House

Balboa Park is a major attraction in San Diego, CA. It has mature trees, sometimes rare, and grasses that make up an open forest. Most of the original trees are famous. Kate Sessions is a well-known American gardener, gardener, and gardener. A proponent of introducing drought-tolerant California plants in the garden, Sessions created a nursery to propagate and grow for the garden and the public.

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