In 1868, Alonzo Horton convinced the city to use 1,200 acres of public land for a park, and officials named it “City Park.” Luckily, commissioners thought the land deserved a more creative name and eventually changed it to Balboa Park, after Vasco Núñez de Balboa who, in 1513, was the first European explorer to set eyes on the Pacific. No one thought about the powerful impact this park would have on San Diego, with many working for free and the community putting money into it to make it a success. It worked! Today, Balboa Park is twice as big as Central Park in New York City and proudly presents the theme “The Story of Man Through the Ages” through is architecture and landscape. Thus San Diego was changed forever.
Our goal is to process and ship all orders within 48 hours. We primarily ship through UPS and USPS. Free shipping is offered on all orders $79 and higher within the 48 contiguous United States. Free shipping on orders $79 and up does not apply to Hawaii, Alaska, and other U.S. Territories and international destinations.
Dowdle Mini Wooden Puzzles, Dowdle Classic Wooden Puzzles, Boardwalk Wooden Puzzles, custom orders, and Disney Art and framed art may take 2-3 weeks for production and delivery of your order. Please allow extra time when ordering these items.
2023 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Please be mindful of the following dates to help your gifts arrive in time for Christmas.
3 Dec. for personalized art—people and pets painted into an existing painting. This deadline has passed. Any personalized art ordered after Dec. 3rd will be shipped in 5-6 weeks.
10 Dec. for custom orders—wood puzzles and art made from an image you provide
17 Dec. for regular orders—in stock items on our website