29 May '15, 1pm

Ladies & gents, behold the world's smallest park:

Fagan continued to amuse Portland by publishing tales of the activities in the park until his death in 1969. The City of Portland made the by-then quite famous space an official city park on St. Patrick’s Day 1976. The park was temporarily relocated to the side of the road in 2006 while roadworks were underway, and its return to its official position was celebrated – again on St. Patrick’s Day – in 2007. Over the years the park has been decorated with a miniature Ferris wheel, a swimming pool, plastic animals and seasonal decorations, and was also the site of an Occupy demonstration in 2011, at which one person was arrested. The park’s Douglas Fir tree was stolen in 2013, though the original tree was returned after city gardeners had replaced it. Happily, the stolen tree was replanted elsewhere. Now an established and quirky Portland attraction, the ever-changing landscapi...

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