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What to Know About Ellen Browning Scripps Park

First, who was Ellen Browning Scripps?  Ellen Browning Scripps was a philanthropist and journalist who made her fortune with a wise investment in her half-brother's newspaper chain. She was passionate about science and education, so she donated a huge portion of her wealth and time to a variety of iconic institutions, such as La Jolla Children’s School and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

A few years before passing away, she was honored with having one of La Jolla's most beautiful parks named after her. The 5.6-acre park was dedicated in 1927. It was previously known as La Jolla Park and was developed under the guidance of famed landscape architect Samuel Parsons.

Great activities at Ellen Browning Scripps Park include picnicking, taking in the view from a Belvedere, and watching the seals and sea lions from Point La Jolla.

From the park, you can also venture to several small beaches like Shell Beach. You can also head to La Jolla Cove to go swimming and snorkeling.

Well-behaved dogs can also visit Scripps Park! Just be sure you have them on leash.