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June 27, 2004 11:21 PM   Subscribe

World's smallest park Mill's End, at 452 square inches, is officially the world's smallest park, and claims to be the home of the "only leprechaun colony west of Ireland." Mill's End is among "Top 10 Quirky Landmarks".
posted by drezdn (12 comments total)
This is one of the (very) few things that gives me hope for the human race. Any race that can not only conceive of this, but perpetuate it, can't be all bad.
posted by dg at 3:18 AM on June 28, 2004

How adorable! I wonder how many people are employed by the park ;) I'd love to visit the neon boneyard, too.

No list of quirky destinations is complete without Lucy, though. She used to be billed as "the only elephant you can walk through, and come out alive". That was just to differentiate her from all of the elephants that you could walk through and come out dead, I guess.
posted by iconomy at 3:20 AM on June 28, 2004

452 square inches is about 2916 square centimeters, for those of us from countries where feet are something you stand on.
posted by spazzm at 3:31 AM on June 28, 2004

wasn't the big duck in a zippy strip recently?
posted by aiq at 5:49 AM on June 28, 2004

Apparently on St. Patrick's day the park is used for a snail race.
posted by MattS at 8:02 AM on June 28, 2004

The park has appeared on TV in an episode of Insomniac w/ Dave Attell, oh the horror, public drunkeness in a park in portland? =p
posted by nomisxid at 9:10 AM on June 28, 2004

Dude, how can you have a list of landmarks without mentioning the Cabazon Dinosaurs?
posted by Katemonkey at 10:12 AM on June 28, 2004

katemonkey, this landmark list is the "quirky." Agree, being they are all quirky which are why these items become landmarks.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:20 PM on June 28, 2004

This is one of the (very) few things that gives me hope for the human race.

I felt the same way when I read about Tree Frog Hotels.
posted by homunculus at 1:54 PM on June 28, 2004

For what it's worth, also in Portland is the largest wilderness park within City limits in the United States.
posted by theonetruebix at 5:47 PM on June 28, 2004

PortlandFilter: and one of only 2 cities containing an extinct volcano.
posted by turbodog at 11:19 PM on June 28, 2004

Hey, I've been there!
posted by jessamyn at 7:56 AM on June 29, 2004

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