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If you appreciate quality over quantity, there’ll be a soft spot in your heart for this tiny circle, two feet across, in a median strip of the city’s SW Naito Parkway. The pint-sized park is on the site of a streetlight that never materialized—except for the hole dug for a pole. Local journalist Dick Fagan planted flowers there, then concocted a story that the park was a wish granted to him by a tricky leprechaun! Named for the wood scraps resulting from the area’s logging industry, Mills End Park was dedicated on St. Patrick’s Day in 1948 and became an official city park in 1976.
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