A Cedar Rapids native, Brandon Jackson grew up in the Wellington Heights Neighborhood. Redmond Park, the centerpiece of the neighborhood, is where he made a lot of his memories. "I remember walking to the park in the summer with my siblings, there used to be a wading pool here," said Jackson. "I remember it being a larger crowd, then I saw it died down a little bit. No one tended to the park, and I think it brought in negativity. "