In the late 1990’s I was living in an apartment in Maplewood and I had always heard that Francis Park was a great place to walk. Being an avid walker (and people watcher!) I drove from Sutton and Big Bend to Francis Park several evenings each week to walk. I loved the neighborhood so much, I bought a house on Bancroft. I’ve lived here for almost 20 years and still go to the park–sometimes to even relax! It’s a big part of my life.—W.B.