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Americans install ‘fencing’ to see off Burntwood smallest park challenge

Fencing going in at Mill Ends Park

Fencing going in at Mill Ends Park

The battle for the crown of world’s smallest park has taken a new twist – after Burntwood’s American rival upgraded its facilities!

The tiny Mill Ends Park in Portland was described as a “glorified flower pot” by Kevin Wilson who is organising the world’s shortest fun run in Burntwood.

He believes Princes Park – currently Britain’s smallest park – deserves the honour as the American site does not meet the criteria.

But now residents in Portland have hit back by installing a tiny fence around their ‘park’.

Click below to see an American TV report about the battle for the crown:

According to a report on, the American landmark now also features plastic animals ‘grazing’.

Meanwhile, journalists from across the Atlantic have been busy trying to convince LichfieldLive that they are the rightful owners of the title.

Click below to see a report – featuring LichfieldLive -from Portland TV station KATU:

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  1. Darren Ennis

    10th April, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Sounding good there Ross. What i like the most is even the American public agree with us!

  2. Foxy

    10th April, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Outrageous !