Swimming Pools and Tennis

Francis Park has been an integral part of my life since my family moved into St. Louis Hills in 1952. I’ll never forget the two “swimming pools” just south of the Lilly Pond. Both were made of concrete, and neither had any water filtration system whatsoever. Another great memory was playing tennis every Sunday morning in the 70’s with a group of friends, most of whom didn’t even live in St. Louis Hills. Lastly, I helped celebrate my graduation from St. Gabriel (Class of 1960) by throwing a classmate into the Lilly Pond. Memories.—Rick