Francis Park

Overview and amenities for Francis Park

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Francis Park lily pond
Francis Park lily pond by Mark Groth

Francis Park was named after David Rowland Francis, the President of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1889, former mayor of St. Louis (1885-1889) and Missouri Governor (1889-1893). In 1916, he donated 60 acres to the city for Francis Park.

Francis Park is one of 2 parks serving the beautiful St. Louis Hills neighborhood, along with Willmore Park. The neighborhood that flanks the park includes tree lined streets, a school, churches on every corner and lots and lots of well maintained and cared for homes. You can tell there is a lot of neighborhood pride in this part of the city.

While it serves as a spot for tennis and handball for some, it also is a wonderful place to have a picnic, listen to a band concert, take the children to the playground or watch a soccer or softball game.

Ordinance Year: 1916

Size: 60.30 acres

Park Type: City Park

Maintained By:
Parks Division

Related Neighborhoods
St. Louis Hills

Related Wards
Ward 16

Sports Grounds

Sports and Recreation Facilities



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