A chunk of Balboa Park between Park Boulevard and the golf course belongs to the U.S. Navy and houses a large hospital that treats returning veterans.

How did a hospital wind up in a public park? We wrote about the forced coexistence a couple of weeks ago, and this week we teamed up with our partners at NBC San Diego for an episode of San Diego Explained. Take a look:

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com.

You can find other stories from our series about land use changes and controversies in Balboa Park’s history here. We filmed another San Diego Explained episode about the landfill in Balboa Park a few weeks ago.

I’m Kelly Bennett, reporter for Voice of San Diego. You can reach me directly at kelly.bennett@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.325.0531.

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Kelly Bennett is a former staff writer for Voice of San Diego.

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