I have often stated my belief that San Diego is America’s Finest City. We have a great bounty here, and nothing characterizes this more than Balboa Park, our 1,200 acres of architectural, environmental and cultural paradise located in the heart of our community.
This year, we come together to celebrate the iconic beauty and cultural impact of Balboa Park and remember the significance of the Panama-California International Expo, held 100 years ago. Much of the park’s stunning architecture was introduced at the expo in 1915. It was one of the first times that this highly ornate and beautiful architectural style had been used in the United States.
I’m pleased to announce that U-T San Diego is publishing a special 100-page series on Balboa Park to commemorate the expo’s centennial: one page for 100 Balboa Park memories, dating back to 1915, when the park truly blossomed on the world stage. I am particularly proud of the presentation of this series, which incorporates the look and feel of the park’s architecture, culture and community allure.
We invite you, our cherished community, to join in the celebration of Balboa Park through sponsorship opportunities and donations.
You may also participate in the Balboa Park anniversary celebration by supporting Patrons of the Prado at patronsoftheprado.org.