Sixth Avenue Playground

This is a large play area that kids of all ages can enjoy. It is separated into two main areas. The side designed for kids aged 5 and up is fun and futuristic with loads of obstacles and things to climb on. The other side, recommended for children under 5, has a fire engine-themed jungle gym with ropes, slides and climbing bars.

This playground is located near 6th Avenue & Spruce Street

Balboa Park Tennis Club

The Balboa Park Tennis Club can be found within the Park's 1,200-acre vibrant landscape, filled with gardens, canyons and hiking trails, and is a few steps away from the San Diego Zoo, the 17 museums at Balboa Park, and the Morley Field Golf Course.

Balboa Park Golf Course

Balboa Park Golf Course is a challenging par 72, where Sam Snead holds the course record. There is also a 9 hole executive course

The course features stellar views of San Diego, Balboa Park, Point Loma and the Pacific Ocean. The oldest public golf facility in San Diego, Balboa Park Golf Course also offers a driving range, Pro Shop, coffee shop, halfway house and practice putting greens.

Balboa Park Activity Center

The Balboa Park Activity Center is a 38,000 square-foot multi-purpose gymnasium built to accommodate badminton, table tennis, volleyball,  and other activities, including tournaments. The center is set amid beautiful landscaping, public art and spacious outdoor plazas, and is a first-class sports facility.

Municipal Gym

Built for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition as the Palace of Electricity and Varied Industries, the architecture reflects a close relationship between ancient Maya and 20th century ornamentation and its progression. During World War II the gym was used by the U.S. Navy. It was renovated in 1947.

 A variety of sports programs take place in the gym including basketball leagues for youth and adults, open play, volleyball, fitness classes, disabled services tournaments and special events.

Morley Field Disc Golf

Morley Field was established in 1978 making one of the original disc golf courses in the world.  The course overall isn’t long but it does have a few lengthy holes and it‘s beautifully maintained by the shop employees and features Mach III baskets and concrete tee pads. This is a challenging course, with many trees and tough pin placements. Pin positions change each Monday and there are 3 to 6 positions for each hole.

Lawn Bowling

Balboa Park's lawn bowling area is nestled on the northeast side of the Cabrillo Bridge-across from Founder's Plaza. Organized in 1931 with five founding members, the San Diego Lawn Bowling Club is still going strong with more than 100 members. Members are usually picturesquely dressed in white-striking against the green of the lawn bowling grass

Grape Street Dog Park

Tucked away in a quiet residential area at the intersection of Grape and 28th Streets in South Park, the Grape Street Dog Park spans five acres, making it the largest of the three dog parks in Balboa Park. The open fields are surrounded by groves of mature eucalyptus trees. Other amenities include two dog water fountains and a restroom for people.

 

Morley Field Dog Park

The dog park is located at the west end of the Morley Field Sports Complex, southwest of the tennis courts. Its entrance is near the intersection of Alabama St. and Morley Field Dr. and there is ample free parking. The main off-leash area consists of an immense field, dotted with small trees and several litter-bag dispensing stations. This dog park also provides easy access to the Florida Canyon Nature Trails, which dogs can explore when back on leash.

Panama 66 at The San Diego Museum of Art

Panama 66 is a restaurant that occupies the open-air setting of The San Diego Museum of Art’s Marcy S. May Sculpture Garden. The focus is on locally sourced, hand-crafted food and drink, from salads and sandwiches to seasonal cocktails and more. Brought to you by the team from the award-winning Blind Lady Ale House and Tiger! Tiger! Tavern, the new bar features over a dozen purely local craft beer taps. 

Zagat-rated as one of the top beer bars in the country!