Balboa Park (San Diego)

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Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre (490 ha) historic urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States.[3][4] In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. Balboa Park is managed and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of San Diego.

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Balboa Park
El Prado, by the Casa Del Prado and several museums.
Balboa Park (San Diego) is located in San Diego
Balboa Park (San Diego)
Balboa Park (San Diego) is located in California
Balboa Park (San Diego)
Nearest citySan Diego
Area1,200 acres (4.9 km2)
Built1868; 155 years ago (1868)
Architectural styleSpanish Colonial Revival,
Mission Revival,
Pueblo Revival
NRHP reference No.77000331
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 22, 1977
Designated NHLDDecember 22, 1977[1]
Designated SDHLSeptember 7, 1967[2]

Balboa Park hosted the 191516 Panama–California Exposition and 193536 California Pacific International Exposition, both of which left architectural landmarks. The park and its historic Exposition buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District in 1977, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1][5]

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