Balboa Park History 1997
January 6, 1997, Balboa Park Committee. Action Item (Adoption) 201. Quince Street and Richmond Street Bridges – Proposed Seismic Retrofit. Information Items 401. R. H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center Expansion.
January 8, 1997, Design Review Committee.
Action Item 2. Quince Street and Richmond Street Bridges – Proposed Seismic Retrofit: Gary Stromberg, Staff, Metro Parks Division; Roger Carlin, Design Engineer, Caltrans, District 11. Motion by R. Utt, seconded by M. Theilacker, to approve the encasement of the Richmond Street bridge columns as proposed; to investigate an alternate retrofit design for Quince Street bridge with abutments at the bridge ends and concrete infill in the center (If this is not feasible then the proposed infill design is acceptable); Reevaluate the factors used for structural calculations (i. e. distance to Rose Canyon fault line); match exiting concrete on both bridges to maintain historical integrity; and provide mature landscaping (i.e. vines and shrubs). Unanimous approval.
January 16, 1997, Park & Recreation Board.
Action Items (Adoption) 105. Cal Trans Retrofitting Balboa Park bridges – Deborah Sharpe. Ms. Deborah Sharpe, Park Planner with the Northern Parks Division, explained that because of the historic significance of the two bridges in question, the Richmond Street and Quince Street structures over Highway 163, Caltrans has proposed a alternative design for seismic retrofitting. The Balboa Park Committee and the Design Review Committee have approved the alternative design with a few modifications that are being done by Caltrans. She introduced Mr. Majid Kharrati, Engineer from Caltrans, who explained the project in detail and how they arrived at this alternative design. He also reported that a mandate requires completion of all retrofitting by the end of 1997.
Motion Moved/Seconded Ms. Lacy/Ms. Weinsheim: The alternative design proposed by Caltrans was unanimously approved by the Board.
Information Item 202. Fleet Space Theater & Science Center – Expansion Plans – Jeffrey W. Kirsch. Dr. Jeffrey Kirsch, executive director of the R. H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center, presented a detailed overview of the expansion plans for the facility. Over $5 million has been raised in cash and pledges with a target of $6.5 million. Currently, they are finalizing the construction contract with Soltek with the official groundbreaking scheduled for February 4, 1997 and completion expected in May of 1998.
Director’s Report. Ms. McLatchy introduced Michael Behan and Ted Medina, newly appointed Deputy Directors of the Metro and Northern Parks Divisions. Mike is replacing Jack Krasovoch, who is retiring at the end of January, and Ted will replace Nancy Acevedo, who retired late last year.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Lacy spoke briefly about the Reuben H. Fleet Space Theater and Science Center expansion and how important this will be to Balboa Park. She also reported that at the last Balboa Park Committee the responsibilities and priorities of the Balboa Park Committee were defined. It was clearly stated that the Balboa Park Committee will represent the city in the chain of command.
January 20, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-6. Three years later, Fleet Space Theater’s expansion is finally a go, by Preston Turegano.
January 27, 1907, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-1. Fleet to showcase San Diego high-tech; Science Center begins $13 million expansion, by James Steinberg.
February 3, 1997, Balboa Park Committee. Action Items (Adoption) 201. Approval of proposed design for Blind Recreation Center – Kevin Oliver. Workshop Items 301. Parking issues – Balboa Park.
February 12, 1997, Design Review Committee.
Action Items 1. Blind Recreation Center – Balboa Park – Kevin Oliver, Staff, Northern Parks Division; Chris Talbot, Consultant, RNP Architects. (Elizabeth Yamada abstained from discussion and voting due to a conflict of interest.) Motion by R. Utt, seconded by M. Theilacker, to approve design with the following conditions: 1) Provide a landscape planter on lower level along wall; 2) Reevaluate parking ingress and egress; 3) Review ADA requirements for visually impaired persons; and 4) Return to committee as information item with lighting and signage details (lettering), and special surface treatments of hardscape areas for visually-impaired persons. Vote 7 in favor, 1 abstention. Motion passes.
February 23, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-1. It should be Balboa Park not car park, by Roger Showley.
February 25, 1997. Docket for regular Council Meeting. Item 52. First amendment to the reimbursement agreement with the Museum of Natural History to fund space conditioning, fire suppression, and structural improvements
March 3, 1997, Balboa Park Committee. Action Items (Adoption) 201. Marston House public restroom. Workshop Items 301. Parking Issues – Balboa Park update. Information Items 401. Pershing Drive storm drain replacement.
March 12, 1997, Design Review Committee.
Action Item 3. Marston House restrooms – Harry Slayen, Staff, Public Buildings & Parks Division. Motion by M. Theilacker, seconded by E. Yamada, to approve the restrooms as presented with accessible walkway details to return to this committee. Vote: Unanimous approval.
Communications: Michael Theilacker advised the Committee that the Japanese Garden Master Plan amendment, or proposed changes, have not been reviewed by this Committee. Penny Scott, staff to the Balboa Park Committee, was present and responded to his concern. She said the Japanese Garden Master Plan amendment will be on the Balboa Park Committee’s April 7th agenda, and will then come to the Design Review Committee.
March 20, 1997. Park & Recreation Board.
Requests for Continuance. 101. The Blind Recreation Center redevelopment plans. This item has been pulled from today’s agenda and will be brought back at a future date.
- Pershing Drive storm drain replacement. Mr. Darren Greenhall, Senior Engineer from Environmental Services, gave a brief presentation on the replacement of the 42″ Arizona landfill storm drain system. Currently located between Florida Street, Pershing Drive and the Morley Field recreation area in Balboa Park, the 38 year old storm drain system is rapidly deteriorating and replacement is critical to both the integrity of the landfill and to prevent a public health and safety problem. Seven alternative alignments for the storm drain were analyzed. The selected alignment will be located in Pershing Drive and will be approximately 1200 feet. Although this was not the least expensive alternative, it protects the integrity of the landfill and will increase the stopping sight distance along the vertical curve in the crest of Pershing Drive, thus bringing into conformance with current design standards. Pershing Drive will be closed for approximately two months while the road is reconstructed.
- Results of Citywide Park & Recreation Survey: Ms. Patty Jencks, Business Manager for the
Park & Recreation Dept., provided the Board members with an update of the results of a Park & Recreation customer satisfaction survey taken in November of 1996. Over 500 surveys were received from City and County residents who used the facilities on a monthly basis. Facilities were rated very highly overall with a 96.7% satisfaction rate. Programs and services were also rated very high with an overall satisfaction of 91.7%. The physical condition of the restrooms was rated low with a 21.7% dissatisfied or very dissatisfied rating. An increase in recreation centers, neighborhood parks, and educational programs was most desired for the future. The level of safety perceived by park users rated our parks as very safe. The survey was very successful with a lot of valuable information received from our customers. The survey process will being again in the summer.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Lacy reported that a committee had been formed to consider some changes in the Plaza de Panama area of Balboa Park. Mrs. North, a major contributor to the park, has offered to underwrite some improvements to the fountain area in the Plaza de Panama that will make the area more attractive and improve traffic flow. Ms. Lacy also voiced some concern about funding for the Hall of Champions improvements because of the problems associated with the Birch Foundation. The proposed athletic center on Park Boulevard is still undergoing environmental studies to determine the earthquake safety of the property. Ms. Lacy invited everyone to attend Earth Day in April.
April 9, 1997, Design Review Committee.
Action Items. 2. Blind Recreation Center – Kevin Oliver, Staff, Northern Parks Division, Ralph Roesling, Consultant, RNP Architects. Motion by F. Blecksmith, seconded by M. Theilacker, to approve the proposed design as presented. Vote: Unanimous. 4. Marston House restrooms – Harry Slayen, Staff, Public Buildings & Parks Division. Motion to approve the access walk subject to the following conditions: 1) Accommodate any required turn-outs along access walk, especially at corners, to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, and 2) Utilize an accessible material for the walkway which matches the existing dirt path, such as the road oil method of stabilizing soil. Vote: Unanimous.
April 17, 1997, Park & Recreation Board.
Action Items 101. Blind Recreation Center redevelopment plans – Kevin Oliver. 105. Marston House public comfort station – Harry Slayen. Items unanimously approved on consent.
Director’s Report: The Citywide Track Meet is scheduled for Saturday April 26 at Balboa Stadium.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Lacy invited everyone to attend Earth Day on Sunday, April 20. She also emphasized that parking would be minimal and advised those who wish to attend to park outside of Balboa Park and ride the tram or walk to the event. She also reported that the park is gearing up for summer with Twilight in the Park and Organ Pavilion concerts. National Trails Day will be celebrated on June 7.
May 5, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-1. A bright vision for new (Blind) center, by Logan Jenkins.
May 14, 1997, Design Review Committee.
Action Items 2. Kate Sessions Statue landscaping – Penny Scott, Metro Parks Division; Ruth Ann Hageman, Statue Committee representative. Motion by R. Utt, seconded by R. DeWeese, to approve the concept of the statue with landscaping, site work and access to be addressed by a subcommittee composed of R. DeWeese, R. Utt, M. Theilacker, S. Glassman and the artist, with the proposed landscaped setting to come back to the Committee at a future date. Vote: Unanimous.
Information Item 1. Balboa Park Activity Center – Patricia Nila, Staff, Public Buildings & Parks Division; Richard Blackman, Consultant, Wheeler, Wimmer Blackman; Rob Quigley, Consultant, Quigley, AIA. The Committee expressed concern regarding the informality of the entry plaza and its non-conformity to the symmetry of the adjacent setting and future formal gardens.
May 15, 1997, Park & Recreation Board.
Director’s Report: National Trails Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 7, at Florida Canyon. This marks the trail improvements performed by park rangers working with the National Civilian Community Corps youth volunteers and was funded through a matching grant from the State.
Information Items: 202. FY 98 Proposed Budget: Ms. June Dudas, Assistant to the Director, reported that during FY 97 the Department received several awards and recognition, including Orchid awards for Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors’ and Interpretative Center, Tecolote Shores multi-ability play area, the Balboa Park Club and the House of Charm. Balboa Park was rated the number one urban park in the nation for the second straight year. The Inez Grant Memorial Rose Garden was rated the number one rose garden in the country for the second year in a row also. Torrey Pines Golf Course was rated among the top 50 courses in the country.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Lacy reminded everyone that National Trails Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 7, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Florida Canyon. Cindy Zimmerman, the artist, who is creating the temporary art project on the landfill will also begin work on June 7. Ms. Lacy was happy to report that progress has been made on the Plaza de Panama and the flower bed proposed by Mrs. North and Mr. Mike Behan, Metro Parks Division Deputy Director. Ms. Lacy pointed out the importance of outside funding contributing to projects the City cannot afford in their entirety. Parking problems continue in the park but for now more trams and other transportation modes will be considered in lieu of a parking structure.
Design Review Committee Report: Mr. Glassman reported that Ruth Ann Hageman and Lucy Warren made a presentation describing the proposed Kate Sessions statue landscaping. The statue will be placed at the corner of 6th Avenue on the south side of Laurel near the entrance to Balboa Park. The Design Review Committee thought the presentation was outstanding but felt the landscaping should be more reflective of what Kate Sessions meant to the City of San Diego.
May 26, 1997, Los Angeles Times, Home Edition, Part A Section, A-3. San Diego Zoo and Sea World in Wild Race for Visitors, by Tony Perry.
Disney Corp. is building its 500-acre animal kingdom in Orlando, Fla., set to open in 1998. Disney has hired away San Diego Zoo personnel to help with its project, in the name of conservation, the zoo is presenting Disney with rare animals for its collection.
June 5, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, Night & Day-27. Just a quarter-mile from town through wilderness/National Trails Day, opening of Florida Canyon trails, by Patricia Kay.
June 11, 1997, Design Review Committee. Request for Continuance Item 3. Plaza de Panama traffic delineator. Action Item 4. Kate Sessions statute landscaping: Motion by S. Andrews, seconded by D. Baldwin, to approve the landscaping as presented. Vote: Unanimous approval. Motion passes.
June 19, 1997, Park & Recreation Board.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Peggy Lacy reported on the following: The Organ Pavilion concerts have begun. They are held on Monday’s at 8:00 p.m. “Twilight in the Park” has returned on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Organ Pavilion from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and is free to the public. Construction continues on the House of Hospitality with a grand opening scheduled for September 13, 1997. The Reuben H. Fleet expansion is moving forward as are the upgrades to the Starlight Bowl. The Alcazar Garden is going through the review process and a contract will be forthcoming. Ms. North’s “flower bed” or traffic delineator section is progressing nicely. The Gymnasium (Activity Center) is on schedule. All questions involving any possible movement of the earth have been resolved. There is no earthquake fault running through or anywhere near the property. Groundbreaking should occur sometime in late September or early October with completion in approximately 18 months.
Design Review Committee Report: The Plaza de Panama traffic delineator is a continued item. The landscaping in front of the Kate Sessions statue was discussed. An ad hoc committee was formed and met with the Design Review Committee prior to the regular meeting. They presented a new landscaping plan that will greatly enhance the area around the statue and provide a much better atmosphere.
June 22, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune. E-4. Midway museum is no sure thing, nor is its financial success, by Welton Jones.
July, 1997, San Diego Home/Garden, 14-14-17, Paradise or Parking Lot? Five years later; Balboa Park master plan for traffic and parking is stalled, by Damon Hedgpeth.
July 6, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-1. The outside chances/Planes! Bugs! In open-air theater, surprises wait in wings, by Michael Phillips.
July 6, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-10. Help yourself to Hospitality, by Roger Showley.
About 1,550 pieces of the House of Hospitality will be sold or auctioned off Saturday.
July 9, 1997, Design Review Committee. Information Items:
- Balboa Park Security Lighting Upgrade Phase II – Henry Slayen, Staff, Public Buildings & Parks Division. Harry Slayen from Public Buildings & Parks gave the Committee a status report on the lighting projects in Balboa Park.
- Plaza de Panama Fountain Phase II traffic division plan – Mike Behan, Deputy Director, Metro Parks Division; Steve Estrada, Consultant, Estrada Land Planning. Scott Molentin from Estrada Land Planning presented a proposed landscape plan to divert traffic around the fountain in order to removed the orange traffic bollards. Committee members expressed concern that the proposed design creates high liability exposure for the city and the designer. It was recommended that the design take into consideration the incorporation of future traffic bollards as barriers if warranted. Botts dots with reflectors were also recommended in front of traffic island.
- Park & Recreation Board Signage Policy Review. Staff was directed to draft quantifiable language that covers advertising and signage for cooperative and join facilities, such as YMCS, Jewish Community Centers, etc., in order to acknowledge the Park & Recreation Department’s involvement. Also, commercial signage should have quantifiable standards.
July 17, 1997, Park & Recreation Board.
Information Items 201. Plaza de Panama Fountain Phase II, traffic diversion plan – Mike Behan: Mr. Mike Behan, Metro Parks Division Deputy Director, presented an overview of the restoration of the Plaza de Panama, which included construction of a fountain located in the center of the Plaza. The funds for the fountain were generously contributed by Mrs. Elizabeth North. Because of the location of the fountain, it was necessary to redirect traffic flow which resulted in functional, but visually unattractive, orange plastic traffic delineators. Mr. Behan reported that Mrs. North has made another significant contribution towards a more aesthetically-pleasing traffic diversion island. Total cost of this project will be shared by both the City and Mrs. North.
Director’s Report: A formal proclamation was issued by the City Council designating July as “Park and Recreation Month.”
Roger Hedgecock Show was broadcast live in Balboa Park Friday, June 11.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Lacy reminded everyone that many activities are happening in the Park now that summer is here. “Twilight in the Park” has begun as well as the Organ Pavilion concerts. The “Jurassic Park” exhibit has opened at the Natural History Museum.
Design Review Committee Report: An update on the security lighting projects in Balboa Park was provided by Mr. Harry Slayen from Public Buildings & Parks.
July 17, 1997, Seattle Plus Getaways. Balboa Park has grown into San Diego’s cultural oasis, by Suzanne Hopkins, Los Angeles Daily News. Interview with Mardi Snow, public relations director for the park.
August 22, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-1, B-4. At weekly school (at Centro Cultural de la Raza) in park, Chicanos learn of their indigenous heritage, by Lionel Sanchez.
September, 1997, San Diego Home/Garden, 14+, Restoring the Faith, by Damon Hedgpeth. The House of Hospitality is one of the Prado’s greatest buildings, designed to be the living room of San Diego.
September 8, 1997, Balboa Park Committee. Action Items (Adoption)
- Organ Pavilion restroom replacement.
202. San Diego Museum of Art fire code compliance.
401. East Mesa Earthworks – Insites ’97 – Cindy Zimmerman, artist.
September 10, 1997, Design Review Committee.
Chairperson’s Report: S. Glassman announced the receipt of the draft EIR for Inspiration Point Precise Plan (F. Blecksmith to review on Committee’s behalf.) He also received a copy of a letter addressed to the City Council from Grace Brophy regarding the current direction of the Japanese Friendship Garden slated for Balboa Park. Staff was directed to follow-up and find out why the revised master plan has not come to this committee.
Action Items 2. Balboa Park – Museum of Art fire compliance – Pirouz Etemad, Staff, Public Buildings & Parks Division; Paul Johnson, Consultant, Ferris, Johnson, Perkins Architects: Motion by E. Yamada, seconded by D. Goldman, to approve proposed plan with the following conditions: 1) Additional study to explore options for providing an exit from Gallery 16. 2) Fire exit door to be similar in design as existing door on first floor, east side, and 3) The removed trees to be replaced in kind with similar size, if existing trees cannot be reused. Vote: 4 in favor; 3 opposed; 2 abstained. Motion passes.
Item 3. Balboa Park – Organ Pavilion Restroom Replacement – Pirouz Etemad, Staff, Public Buildings & Parks Division; Pirouz Etemad, designer: Motion by M. Theilacker, seconded by F. Blecksmith, to revise architectural design to be more reflective of Spanish-Colonial style and return to this Committee with the following concerns addressed: 1) Review the floor plan to eliminate direct views into stalls and provide street identification of entry ways. 2) Consider use of windows as in existing restroom building to keep in style with existing nearby buildings. 3) Provide natural ventilation in lieu of exhaust fans, and 4) Show which trees will be impacted or removed on west side of building. Vote: Unanimous approval.
Information Items 1. Balboa Park – Casa del Rey Moro Garden Interpretive Sign: Steve Wallace from Public Buildings & Parks Division presented the proposed interpretive sign to be placed on the House of Hospitality in the garden area, and received input from the Committee.
September 18, 1997, Park & Recreation Board.
Director’s Report: The House of Hospitality reopened officially on Saturday, September 13. The restaurant, which is behind schedule, is expected to open sometime in December. In the meantime catering is being done from another facility. . . . The General Fund departments (excluding Police, Fire and Lifeguards) have been asked to absorb $1.5 million. Park & Recreation’s share is approximately $450,000.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Lacy reported that the House of Hospitality celebrated its grand reopening on Saturday, September 13. The Inspiration Point Precise Plan will be discussed at the next meeting. The Law Enforcement Committee will begin meeting on a bi-monthly basis starting one half hour before the regularly scheduled meeting of the Balboa Park Committee.
Design Review Committee Report: The Organ Pavilion restroom replacement was unanimously approved with recommendations. . . . Balboa Park Casa del Rey Moro Garden interpretive sign was the only information item.
October 6, 1997, Balboa Park Committee. Action Items (Adoption) 210. Inspiration Point Precise Plan. Information Items. 401. Balboa Park parking issues – update.
October 8, 1997, Design Review Committee. Action Items 2.
Balboa Park – Organ Pavilion restroom replacement – Pirouz Etemad, Staff, Public Buildings & Parks Division, and designer. Motion by D. Goldman, seconded by R. Blecksmith, to approve the restroom design with the following conditions: 1) Reduce height of vent chimneys to match existing chimneys; 2) Include two lights on east side of building, use ornamental type lights on exterior; and 3) Return to the Committee with lighting and signage details. Don Goldman will meet with the project designer to work our some of the details which concerned Committee members. Vote: Unanimous approval. 5. Inspiration Point Precise Plan – Kevin Oliver, Staff, Northern Parks Division; Ron Pekarek, Consultant, Pekarek Group. Item 5 continued until the November meeting at the request of the project manager.
October 16, 1997, Park & Recreation Board.
Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Lacy reported on the parking problems at Balboa Park and that there are no plans to build a parking facility anytime in the near future. There are plans to improve the existing tram service by making it more efficient and user-friendly. It is anticipated that this will draw visitors out of the core of the park in terms of parking and will help ease some of the congestion problems. Ms. Lacy was happy to report that approximately 13,000 people participated in the recent AIDS walk. Because of budgetary problems, the Kidzartz Festival held recently in the park will be their last.
Design Review Committee Report: Mr. Glassman reported that the Balboa Park Organ Pavilion restroom replacement design was unanimously approved with recommendations.
October 17, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, E-6.
(Cindy Zimmerman’s) Sculptures celebrate “hidden” Balboa Park, by Robert L. Pincus.
Also. “Spirits in Stone” exhibit of Shona tribal artists from Zimbabwe at Natural History Museum.
October 22, 1997, San Diego Insider. Com. County Board to join Preservation Program: program aimed at preserving 172,000 acres and protecting 85 endangered plants and animals.
October 25, 1997. East Mesa Earthworks opens
November 3, 1997, Balboa Park Committee. Action Item (Adoption) 201. Inspiration Point Precise Plan. Information Item 401. Balboa Park parking issues.
November 20, 1997, Park & Recreation Board.
Director’s Report: Overall results of Summer Park User Customer Survey were positive and showed an overall satisfaction rate of 91.7%. Customers felt strongly about the need for more youth diversion activities and recreation programs. . . . Information Items: Rock ‘n Roll Marathon will be held on Sunday, June 21, 1998. The course begins near Balboa Park and will end in Horton Plaza. Twenty six rock n’roll bands will provide live music along each mile of the race. The event is expected to raise $10 million for leukemia research and approximately $250,000 in TOT funds. . . . Balboa Park Committee Report: Ms. Lacy announced that Christmas on the Prado will be held on Friday, December 5, and Saturday, December 6, in Balboa Park. The “traffic controlling flower bed” on the Prado is in the process of being installed. The Inspiration Point Precise Plan will be discussed at the December meeting. . . . Design Review Committee Report: No meeting. Mr. Glassman announced that the Inspiration Point Precise Plan and the Balboa Park Activity Center will be discussed at the December 10 meeting.
December, 1997, Westways, 25-31+, “All holy sites are sacred, but not all sacred sites are holy in the sense of their being connected to the worship of God.
In the West’s wide-open spaces, sculptors turn mesas into museums and gullies into galleries with art made of land, light, and lighting.
December 1, 1997, Balboa Park Committee. Action Items (Adoption) 201. Balboa Park tram issue.
December 6, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune. Christmas on Prado is called “amazing,” by Cheryl Clark.
December 7, 1997, B-1.
Centerpiece of Prado is at center of controversy/Restaurant’s delayed opening feeds anger of park supporters, by Roger Showley.
“We know everyone is fit to be tied about it,” said Peggy Lacy, chairwoman of the Balboa Park Committee that oversees park improvements for the Park & Recreation Board. “And it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out why.”
She and others blame the restaurant’s leaseholder . . . John Co. Calabotta.
December 14, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, H-1. Smokestacks & Geraniums: Is return to “sleepy Navy town” the fate of a myopic San Diego?, by Roger Showley.
December 17, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-6, B-7. Work nears at House of Hospitality, by Roger Showley.
The long-delayed restaurant may not be delayed much longer.
December 18, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-13. Letter, Jeremiah Doran, objecting to article in the San Diego Union-Tribune, December 9: “Centerpiece of Prado is at center of contention.”
December 21, 1997, Los Angles Times, Home Edition, Real Estate Section, K-1. Park it Here. Largest City Parks
- Cullen Park, Houston 10,534 acres
- Griffith Park, L. A, 4,218 acres
- Mission Bay Park, S. D., 2,300 acres
- Balboa Park, S. D., 1,203 acres
Source: “Urban Parks and Open Space,” Urban Land Institute and the Trust for Public Land, 1997.
December 22, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, B-4. Tram central will be focus of Balboa Park route update, by James Steinberg.
December 25, 1997, San Diego Union-Tribune, Night & Day-41. Small Timken show (“Art and Devotion in Sienna After 1350”) should have big impact, by Robert L. Pincus.
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