Balboa Park Heritage Association

$90,389 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 343 people in 56 months
Please Join Balboa Park Heritage Association ["BPHA"] as a Member, Supporter and Volunteer now and support specific events and Park advocacy for 2018, the 150th Birthday of Balboa Park's creation as City Park in 1868. 

BPHA will be one of the leading groups taking the INITIATIVE in opposing Paid Parking in Balboa Park, and the desecration of the Park's treasured historic fabric. With your help, the dreaded Jacobs Plan will be stopped. Volunteers, Members and Donors will be needed in large numbers.

The City Council will be voting final funding for this awful proposal in 2018. A robust media and political campaign can stop this. Paid ads in print and social media, organized demonstrations in in the Park, phone calls and E Mails in massive numbers to City Council offices will all be needed weapons. Help us give the Park an effective political voice.

You, your family or business can be an integral part of Balboa Park Heritage Association, the only Park advocacy group working to ensure adequate long-term
public financing for the Park's future.

YOU can make a difference now by becoming a Balboa Park Heritage Association Member, by contributing in any amount, by volunteering and by SHARING this with all your Facebook friends. The Park needs YOUR voice and support NOW. Become an Annual Member at $25, Dual Member for $50, Centennial Member at $100, [Listed in all Event programs] Balboa Member at $250 [listed in all Event Programs and on the Website] or Lifetime Member at $500 [All Premiums and a thank you note from Kate Sessions !] by making a secure tax- deductible contribution of either $25 ,$50, $100, $250, $500 or more [More is great !] at this link: www.gofundme.com/BalboaParkHeritage .

New informative, candid and fun "Walks in the Park" will be held on weekends in  2018 . Get your Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/balboa-park-heritage-association-walkingtours-of-balboa-park-a-different-look-at-the-park-we-all-tickets-25633595775]

If you who LOVE the Park do not support these programs and events, no one else will. It is up to US to support the Park. 

BPHA is one of the few Park organizations that agressively challenges local politicians to actually support the "Jewel" of the City. Press conferences in front of crumbling buildings have done nothing to actually meet the needs of the Park. Long-term major financing for these needs, native-plant restoration of the Florida Canyon Nature Preserve, and a focus on the future are all issues conveniently ignored by elected officials. That neglect must be stopped.

Balboa Park is under constant assault by Politicians' fiscal & physical neglect, those who want to strip its historical fabric for "Improvements", those who would cover parklands with more pavement, and some who want acres of Park lands for schools and other favored private projects.

YOU can make a difference now by becoming a Balboa Park Heritage Association Member, by contributing in any amount, by volunteering and by SHARING this with all your Facebook friends.

It's been more than 100 years since former president Theodore Roosevelt stood on the platform at the brand new Spreckels Organ Pavilion and made what he called "an earnest plea" to San Diego.

The Panama-California Exposition, he said, "is so beautiful that ... I hope that not only will you keep these buildings running for another year but you will keep these buildings of rare, phenomenal taste and beauty permanently."

Thank you for your interest, encouragement, hard work and support.
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2019 Important Balboa Park news:

YOU supported our Park Advocacy that helped kill the dreaded Jacobs Plan to disfigure the Cabrillo Bridge ,construct an ugly paid parking garage in the core of the Park and Paid Parking throughout Balboa Park. YOUR kind support and volunteer efforts were spectacularly successful.

We now have monthly Member meetings in the Puppet Theater in the Park. March 26 at 6:30 is the next gathering . Generally last Tuesday evening of each month.

Balboa Park Heritage Association and others will sponsor Ballot Initiatives banning Paid Parking in Balboa Park and increasing the Hotel Tax to provide a permanent dedicated income stream for the Park to repair, restore, maintain and preserve its historic beauty for generations.

With your volunteer assistance and support we will also host an informational station in the Park every weekend, staffed by trained volunteers providing facts, informative materials, volunteer opportunities and asking for donor support.

We can do this. We must do this. FUND THE PARK 2020.

You can support this effort at www.GoFundMe.com/BalboaParkHeritage . Your support will be matched 3 to 1 by three wonderful San Diego families thru April 30 2019

Volunteer at OurBalboaPark@gmail.com.

Thank you !
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Balboa Park Heritage Association has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to Good Friends Of Balboa Park .
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Balboa Park Heritage Association has reached 50% of it's goal. Thanks to all the Good Friends Of Balboa Park .
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Balboa Park Heritage Association has reached 50% of it's goal. Thanks to Good Friends Of Balboa Park !
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Dale Matthews
7 months ago
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HAND SOFT OUR PARK! A message for the City Counsel!

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John Stump
35 months ago

Another Mayor Faulkner budget with $12 million dollar blank check for the Zoo Global corporation and Zip for the Park https://www.sandiego.gov/fm/proposed

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J'Net
1 month ago

Save SOMETHING of San Diego!!!

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Lindamaria Nissen
42 months ago

I cannot donate,but I support your hard work David God Bless you always!

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LJ Livingston
54 months ago

Our family is so VERY grateful to the matching donors and to the amazing 77 donors thus far! Bravo! Anyone can buy a latte or nachos - only the brave support neighborhood heros!

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Raised by 343 people in 56 months
Created July 21, 2014
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Stephanie Kinnamon
7 days ago

I love Balboa Park and I'm happy to support those who work to preserve it for future community enjoyment.

Dale Matthews
7 months ago
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HAND SOFT OUR PARK! A message for the City Counsel!

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John Stump
35 months ago

Another Mayor Faulkner budget with $12 million dollar blank check for the Zoo Global corporation and Zip for the Park https://www.sandiego.gov/fm/proposed

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J'Net
1 month ago

Save SOMETHING of San Diego!!!

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Lindamaria Nissen
42 months ago

I cannot donate,but I support your hard work David God Bless you always!

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LJ Livingston
54 months ago

Our family is so VERY grateful to the matching donors and to the amazing 77 donors thus far! Bravo! Anyone can buy a latte or nachos - only the brave support neighborhood heros!

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