Childhood Memories

Having grown up on Rosa near Brannon, Francis Park was our neighborhood park. I remember there being two octagon shaped wading pools a little west of the handball courts. At the time of the polio scare in the 1950’s they were filled in with concrete. I also remember registering to play tennis at the building which now houses the coffee shop and then waiting two hours until it was our turn. The ball field holds many memories of softball and soccer games. Even today, walking the park at any hour of the day or night, there are other people walking and enjoying the beauty of the park. —Don