Balboa Park Sustainability Program

Through collaboration and ongoing communication, the Sustainability Program has developed a shared vision for “greening” Balboa Park. It continues to advance solutions that will help protect Park resources and strengthen economic viability, while enhancing visitor experience and enjoyment. Read More.

The Balboa Park Sustainability Program is dedicated to the demonstration, measurement and promotion of sustainability best practices within BPCP’s 28 member institutions in Balboa Park, San Diego.  

Established in 2008, the award-winning Sustainability Program is a collaborative effort between the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, the City of San Diego and San Diego Gas & Electric. This collaboration is supported by an alliance of BPCP members, Balboa Park stakeholders and sustainability experts.  Together, we aim to establish Balboa Park as an exemplary model of sustainability and energy efficiency for museums and Parks around the globe.

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The Sustainability Program develops Balboa Park’s capacity for conservation and sustainability by increasing the education and awareness of staff, volunteers and visitors through formal and informal education.  Stay informed with the latest sustainability and energy efficiency events and trainings within Balboa Park.



The Balboa Park Sustainability Program believes that sharing successes and lessons learned strengthens collaboration and advances our sustainability goals. The Balboa Park sustainability blog communicates energy efficiency and sustainability updates and announcements.  Keep up-to-date with the Sustainability Program.

The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership serves as the collaborative body and collective voice for 28 arts, science, and cultural institutions in Balboa Park. Together we achieve greater effectiveness, innovation, and excellence and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of Balboa Park. Our collective 500 trustees, 7,000 volunteers, and 3,500 staff serve more than 6.2 million visitors annually.