Portland, Oregon: World's Smallest Park

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Address:
899 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR
Directions:
Along the west shore of the river at the corner of SW Naito Pkwy and Taylor St. It's between the traffic lanes in the walkway between two posts.
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Smallest Park.

World's Smallest Park

Officially designated as a city park in 1948 -- all 452 square inches of it.

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World's Smallest Park

Visiting Portland from New York. Disappointed to discover the street dug up and the World's Smallest Park to be gone.

[Jodi, 08/29/2021]

The park is an attraction mainstay in Portland, and its tiny size -- one tree in a traffic median -- makes it easy to replace. We're fairly confident that when the street repairs are complete, the park will return. Sorry you missed it!

Smallest Park on Christmas.

World's Smallest Park

Did you know that the tiny evergreen in the World's Smallest Park also doubles as a Christmas tree? It was the perfect stop for a snowy Christmas morning walk.

[Tevera, 12/29/2017]

Smallest Park.

World's Smallest Park

We visited the World's Smallest Park and discovered that some remodeling has been done. The two protective posts have been removed, leaving this little park even more vulnerable to traffic. The "grounds" are still in good shape! In addition to the small tree there are also some smaller plants, ground cover and a small piece of driftwood. It really does look like a tiny park now!

[Dale Divers, 08/29/2013]

World's Smallest Park.

World's Smallest Park

One must remember this park is located in an urban environment and small enough to go unnoticed by some locals. I was approached by an upset young man and accused taking pictures of his wife as she walked past. Bystanders came to my rescue and explained I was shooting a true tourist attraction. It's there -- behind the motorcycle mirror.

[Tim Mazac, 09/20/2008]

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