Information kiosk located in the Inspiration Point parking lot, near the Veteran's Museum.
Information Kiosk located on El Prado, at the end of Village Place, near the San Diego History Center, the Fleet Science Center, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the Bea Evenson Fountain.
Information Kiosk located in Pan American Plaza, at the intersection of President's Way and Pan American Road, East, near the House of Pacific Relations, International Houses.
Information Kiosk located in the Plaza de Panama, near the Timken Museum of Art, The San Diego Museum of Art and the Visitors Center.
Information Kiosk located in Sefton Plaza, near the Cabrillo Bridge, 6th Avenue and El Prado.
This small, partially enclosed play area is great for toddlers and little ones still learning how to walk. The rubber floor provides a cushioned surface and the simple spiral slide is perfect for playground first-timers. There are also two safety swings, a rocking horse and short animal statues for climbing.
This play area is located on the northeast side of Balboa Park near 28th Street & Upas Street.
On the northwest side of the park, at Sixth & Upas, is a gateway into five trails:
The 1.5-mile trail goes along tree-lined walkway loops through the north end of the West Mesa area. Type: Level concrete walkways. Difficulty level: Easy. Follow the #1 round green trail markers.
The 4.1-mile trail is the best way to see the world-renowned cluster of museums and gardens. Type: Mostly level with gradually sloping concrete walks and segments on roads. Difficulty level: Medium. Follow the #2 square light orange trail markers.
On the south side of the park, on Park Boulevard, is a gateway into four trails:
The 3.0-mile trail explores the historic 1915 Panama California Exposition section of the park. The route highlights the park’s best-known sights. Type: Sidewalk and some road surfaces. Difficulty: Easy. Follow the #31 round red trail markers.
On the northeast side of the park is a gateway into three trails:
The 2.3-mile trail follows a popular course used in high school cross-country competitions. Type: ½ grass, ½ dirt trail with some rocky areas. Difficulty level: Easy. Follow the #11 round red trail markers.
The 2.4-mile trail goes through not-often-seen natural areas of Balboa Park. Includes major elevation changes. Type: Mostly dirt trail with some rocky sections. Difficulty level: Medium. Follow the #12 square green trail markers.
On the southwest side of the park is a gateway into four trails:
The 1.0 mile trail follows sidewalks to take tree-lined route loops through the south side of Balboa Park's West Mesa. Difficulty level: Easy. Follow the #41 round blue trail markers.
The 1.6 mile trail follows sidewalks, stairways, unpaved trails and some road surfaces. Experience unique perspectives of the West Mesa canyons. Difficulty level: Medium. Follow the #42 square orange trail markers.