Depot Park, Santa Cruz
At Washington Street and Pacific Avenue
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"Before Now"
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Artist: Carolyn Law
Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 17:13:32 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
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Looking like tall blades of grass, the "Before Now" sculpture made bell-like sounds when the wind blew through it. The sculpture was made in 2006 by Carolyn Law. It echos that this site was once a saltwater lagoon.


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The bike park was there
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Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 17:09:36 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
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A bike park was built in 2009 external link at one end of the park for kids and adults to practice BMX style riding.


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A boy waited to bike
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Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 17:09:52 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
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A young boy was part of a group practicing their BMX tricks that day. The routes through the practice area appeared to intersect, so the kids had to take turns. As the rules dictated, everyone wore helmets.


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Behind was the railroad
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Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 17:11:36 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
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The rail line ran behind the park. Here were two parked freight cars. The Roaring Camp Railroads external link ran trains between Santa Cruz and Roaring Camp through Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park external link. The trips were weekends-only except for the summer months of June through August which were daily. The adult fare in 2010 was US $23.50 for a three hour round trip.


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A recreation center
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Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 17:12:24 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
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The recreation center stood behind the playground. This park was not big and grassy. Instead it offered parking, a playground, BMX bicycle practice and soccer fields.


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Behind the park were apartments
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Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 17:12:58 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
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Behind the park, on Chestnut Street, were apartment buildings.


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Pacific Avenue dead-ends at the park
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Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 17:08:28 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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Depot Park was a fairly new park at the foot of Pacific Avenue. It was called Depot because the old train depot was located there and a rail line still passes behind the park. In this shot, the view is out from the park's parking lot and toward Pacific Avenue.


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A soccer field
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Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 17:14:12 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
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A huge soccer field was at the north end of the park.


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The entry at sunset
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Depot Park
At Washington and Pacific Streets
Santa Cruz, California
(Photo posted Monday 29 March 2010)
(Photo taken 19:28:12 Wednesday 10 March 2010)
© 2010 Bryan Costales
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The entry to the park as seen from the Pacific Avenue side. Note that the park had a large parking lot.


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