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Traffic Alerts

EARTH FAIR: Sunday April 27
Large crowds will impact parking and traffic. Please visit the Earth Fair website for details about shuttles and other parking options.

Alcazar Parking Lot
Closed until approximately mid-May (6-8) for re-construction and ADA accessibility 

The Balboa Park Tram will have extended operating hours to assist park guests attending evening events while the Alcazar Parking Lot is closed.  Effective March 30, 2014, Park Tram Operating hours are as follows:

  • Monday  -  9:00am  to 6:00pm
  • Tuesday  -  9:00 am to 10:00pm
  • Wednesday  -  9:00am to 10:00pm
  • Thursday  -  9:00am to 11:00pm
  • Friday  -  9:00am to 11:00pm
  • Saturday  -  9:00 am to 11:00pm\
  • Sunday  -  9:00 am to 10:00pm

Cabrillo Bridge Retrofit 

Beginning January 2

Cabrillo Bridge/Laurel Street Overcrossing shifiting to pedestrian/bicycle only on January 2

This bridge deck closure and associated new pedestrian access plan for this next phase of the Cabrillo Bridge Retrofit/Rehabilitation project. The project will limit bridge access to a narrow path for pedestrians and bicyclists walking their bikes across the span.  Balboa Park institutions will remain open during normal hours throughout the project and visitors to the park will be able to stroll free of traffic concerns from Balboa Drive to Park Boulevard.

Full bridge deck closures are may scheduled nightly so that crews can safely install and tighten post‐tension cables in bridge piers beneath the sidewalks.  The sidewalks will be closed to pedestrians during those time periods.  The walkways will be open to foot traffic during the day.  

Arriving via Automobile
Via 6th Ave
Take 6th Ave north to Robinson or University. Turn right to Park Blvd. Go south on Park Blvd to Balboa Park.
OR Take 6th Ave south to A St. Turn left on A St to Park Blvd. Turn left on Park

Southbound from I-5
Take the 10th Avenue Exit off I-5. Turn left on "A" Street and left again on Park Blvd. Follow signs to Balboa Park.

Northbound from I-5
Take the Pershing Drive/B Street exit off I-5 to Pershing Drive. Take Pershing and then turn left on Florida Drive. Turn left on Zoo Place to Park Blvd. Left on Park Blvd.

Southbound from Hwy. 163
Take the Park Blvd. exit off Hwy. 163. Turn left on Park Blvd. Follow the signs to Balboa Park.