As someone who spends a lot of time in public parks, I was riveted by Alice Thorson's recent analysis of photographer Mike Sinclair's City Beautiful project. I use baseball diamonds and open fields for sports. I also love to fish and watch birds. Of Missouri's parks, I visit Loose and Swope (above) most frequently. Other locations across the state line are handier, but I get creeped out by the many people who just sit in their parked cars glaring at passerby.