Smallest Park in the World

Chuck Gardner

Veneta, United States

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Mill Ends Park (sometimes mistakenly called Mill’s End Park) in Portland, Oregon, United States, is a small park that was created on St. Patrick’s Day, 1948, to be a colony for leprechauns and a location for snail races. It is the “Smallest Park in the World”, according to the “Guinness Book of Records” which first granted it this recognition in 1971. The park is a circle 2 ft (0.61 m) across, with a total area of 452 sq in (0.292 m2), in a traffic median which in 1948 was intended to be the site for a light pole. When the pole failed to appear and weeds sprouted in the opening, Dick Fagan, a columnist for the Oregon Journal, planted flowers in the hole and named it after his column in the paper, “Mill Ends”. Fagan’s office in the Journal building overlooked the median in the middle of the busy thoroughfare that ran in front of the building and was then known as SW Front Avenue. (Info from; Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Taken With a; Canon SX10 IS on 9/17/09. TV 1/800, AV F4.00, ISO 80, and Focal lengtn 16.45mm.

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