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Updated: 2015-05-29 08:45

Take a quick walk in world's smallest park

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Mill Ends Park, in Portland, Oregon, currently holds the record for the world's smallest park. With a diameter of just two meters, it only has room for one tree and a few tiny plants, but it's one of the city's most popular landmarks.

Mill Ends was supposed to be the site of a light pole, but the pole never arrived and weeds began to sprout from the hole. Dick Fagan, a columnist for the Oregon Journal, noticed the derelict patch of land and started planting foliage there and came up with a special column dedicated to Mill Ends Park.

The city of Portland acquired Mill Ends in 1976 and the site officially became a city park. Since 1971 it has held the Guinness Record of world's smallest park.

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