17th March 2008

Hervé Villechaize Memorial Park

Smiles, everyone… smiles!

Herve Villechaize Memorial Park
Hervé Villechaize Memorial Park

About this time last year, I learned about Portland’s Mill Ends Park, which is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Smallest Park. Frankly, I think that’s horseshit. Mills End is a massive expanse of an entire two feet in diameter, a pastoral paradise of gargantuan proportions, a wasteful use of Portland’s finite downtown real estate.

The park, it is so wee!
The park, it is so wee!

Today’s cosmopolitan lifestyle demands a more aggressive approach to public greenspaces. My contribution: Hervé Villechaize Memorial Park. Hervé Villechaize Memorial Park is situated on a sunny 2″ (inches! eat that, Portland!) diameter patch of land in a back parking lot at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park, California. Where Mill Ends Park has leprechauns, Hervé Villechaize Memorial Park has hobos, and occasionally a jug band.

I think Hervé would be proud (even though his park does get run over by a car every now & then).

There are currently 3 responses to “Hervé Villechaize Memorial Park”

  1. 1 On March 24th, 2008, Kevin Kidney said:

    A fitting tribute to Herve. I can’t wait to visit it myself someday.

  2. 2 On January 30th, 2009, steve (belgique) said:

    felicitation tatoo pour ton role dans l’ile fantastique tu etais trop genial tu etais mon preferer je te regardais plus que monsieur rorke bien a toi tatoo

  3. 3 On October 27th, 2010, yadin said:

    27 October 2010 Langen/Hessen
    From Yadin

    Herve – a giant of a man.
    (Surprise to know you are of a Filipino ancestry. I am, myself).

    Your memory will live forever.