Balboa Park begins creating its Projects Prioritization Framework

The effort aims to find an unbiased way to allocate funding so it makes the greatest impact on the park.

A sign for the Balboa Park Cultural District with archways behind it.

Balboa Park needs your help to set priorities.

Photo by Michael Beausoleil

What does a perfect walk in the park look like? The City of San Diego wants to know so it can improve Balboa Park.

Officials are currently creating the Balboa Park Projects Prioritization Framework — an initiative that was introduced during last year’s first-ever State of Balboa Park address. The effort aims to find an unbiased way to allocate the landmark’s limited funding to best serve projects with the most impact.

The city has hired AEA Consulting to lead the charge. Locals are able to take a survey and provide opinions through Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. The city is also hosting four public engagement sessions to gather input. The first meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6-8 p.m., at Bankers Hill Club.

All feedback will be used during the analysis phase; the final framework is expected to be presented for adoption in December 2024.