Press Contact

Erin Taylor
o: (619) 331-1929
C: (760) 583-1671

Subject Matter Experts

Elizabeth C. Babcock, PhD

Subject Matter Experts

Sarah Beckman

Jacqueline Higgins

Media Resources

Forever Balboa Park partners with the City of San Diego and works with dozens of park entities to sustain, envision, and enhance a best-in-class park for all visitors and future generations. Our mission-driven projects help rehabilitate the park’s forest, restore and enhance historic buildings and gardens, and activate public spaces for community engagement.

For press inquiries regarding the park’s cultural institutions, contact

Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

For inquiries regarding the city’s Parks and Recreation department or December Nights, contact 

Tim Graham
City of San Diego


To sustain, envision, and enhance Balboa Park for all visitors in partnership with the City of San Diego and in collaboration with other park organizations and the community.


Forever Balboa Park serves as the City of San Diego’s nonprofit partner for Balboa Park, with focus on public spaces and horticulture, park-improvement projects, parkwide volunteers, visitor services, and the Balboa Park Carousel. It brings valued resources to the park as a convener and organizer, raising funds and recruiting volunteers to realize and activate projects, programs, and services for the best interests of the park and the greater San Diego region.


Annual Report 2019 (PDF)

Annual Report 2018 (PDF)

Economic Impact Study Sept. 2017 (PDF)

Cultural Landscape Study 2018 (Full Report)

Balboa Park Gardens Brochure (PDF)

2019-2020 Visitors Guide to Balboa Park (PDF)

In the News

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Carousel glides to a milestone: 100 years in Balboa Park
KUSI: Forever Balboa Park names Elizabeth Babcock as first CEO
The San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego’s lead Balboa Park group has a new CEO
Times of San Diego: Forever Balboa Park Nonprofit Launches National Search for President and CEO
The San Diego Union-Tribune: Balboa Park groups merge ahead of Botanical Building repairs
KUSI: Balboa Park Conservancy and Friends of Balboa Park merge to become Forever Balboa Park


Points of Light: Service Enterprise Certification
2021 Best Tree Health Care Program award by the San Diego Regional Urban Forests Council
2021-2022 AmeriCorps VIP Fellow
2020-2021 AmeriCorps VIP Fellow
2019-2020 AmeriCorps VIP Fellow
2018-2019 AmeriCorps VIP Fellow


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