Help save the historic Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park!

Banner above shuttered box office windows of Balboa Park's vacant, neglected Starlight Bowl asks volunteers to help clean up and save the Starlight!
Banner above shuttered box office windows of Balboa Park’s vacant, neglected Starlight Bowl asks volunteers to help clean up and save the Starlight!

A new effort is underway to save the historic Starlight Bowl! You might recall that I blogged a couple years ago (on my main blog Cool San Diego Sights) about how the beloved outdoor venue and cultural treasure tragically fell into disuse. I still remember watching musicals performed in this wonderful outdoor amphitheater when I was young!

Well, today, while walking through Balboa Park, I spotted something exciting! Here are the photos! A cleanup is scheduled for August 13 and supporters are being sought to help restore the Starlight Bowl to its former glory! Please click the image that contains loads of information–it will enlarge so that you can read it!

Here’s a link to the website SaveStarlight.org where you can learn much more and join the effort!  My calendar is marked for the cleanup day!

Spread the word!

Make a wish for Starlight! Better yet, lend a hand to help restore this Balboa Park and San Diego cultural treasure!
Make a wish for Starlight! Better yet, lend a hand to help restore this Balboa Park and San Diego cultural treasure!
Save Starlight is a community initiative to renovate, revive and revitalize San Diego's beloved Starlight Bowl. This historic open-air amphitheater is stuck in limbo...
Save Starlight is a community initiative to renovate, revive and revitalize San Diego’s beloved Starlight Bowl. This historic open-air amphitheater is stuck in limbo…
Photo over the surrounding wall shows weeds, garbage and disarray at the venerable old Starlight Bowl. Vagrants and youth sometimes jump the fence and run riot in the stage area.
Photo over the surrounding wall shows weeds, garbage and disarray at the venerable old Starlight Bowl. Vagrants and youth sometimes jump the fence and run riot in the now dark stage area.
The San Diego Civic Light Opera went bankrupt four years ago. The Starlight has been abandoned ever since. Many San Diegans have fond memories of watching outdoor theatrical productions here.
The San Diego Civic Light Opera went bankrupt four years ago. The Starlight has been abandoned ever since. Many San Diegans have fond memories of watching outdoor theatrical productions here.
Looking down at a San Diego landmark that is slowly decaying. If you'd like to help restore the Starlight, please spread the word!
Looking down at a San Diego landmark that is slowly decaying. If you’d like to help restore the Starlight, please, please, please spread the word!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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