For the architects, Jones and Emmons, the design of the surrounding neighborhood was just as important as the homes themselves. Integral to the design and development of neighborhoods were shopping centers, parks and greenbelts, community oriented spaces were the centerpieces of the subdivisions. A feature that was shared by both the 1954 Duplex homes and the 1956 Single Family Homes tract east of 15th street was the infamous swimming pool.
The Francisco Park Community Swimming Pool was halfway between Francisco Square (Francisco Park I) and Francisco Park II. It was off Chapman between St. Louis and Sahara (then San Francisco Ave). There was a turquoise painted metal arch between 2 houses that led to the community association pool.