Scope Park

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SCOPE Park is a tiny park located at the corner of Mission Street and North Pacific Avenue, across the latter street from the Town Clock.

SCOPE was an acronym for “Santa Cruz Organization for Progress and Euthenics,” a local organization created in the 1960s and active into the later 1980s, that sought to recognize “good taste and imagination in new construction or redecoration of old property.” For example, see “SCOPE Awards Banquet To Honor Property Ideas,” Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 14, 1965, 12:2.

Prior to the name SCOPE Park, the corner became known informally as Scribner park, after a bronze statue of local-legend musical saw player Tom Scribner was placed there.