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Esther Short Park

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Address: 605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
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+1 360-487-8311
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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A 5-acre park in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Esther Short is the...

A 5-acre park in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Esther Short is the oldest public square in the state of Washington. Today the park contains a clock tower, gazebo, large picnic shelter/stage, playground, rose garden, walking paths and seasonal water feature. You will find the Vancouver Farmer's Market here on weekends mid-March through October.

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Great Family park

This is a great park in downtown Vancouver (WA) Lots of space, play equipment for kids, water featcher in summer, along with concerts, and events. Farmers market should be... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Sarah C
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Vancouver, United States
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Vancouver, United States
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a great park in downtown Vancouver (WA) Lots of space, play equipment for kids, water featcher in summer, along with concerts, and events. Farmers market should be starting soon. Great place to visit.

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Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Easter Short Park is a great meeting place. Each year they hold many events that are great for families. Great Saturday market with everything fresh! Great play area and picnic areas

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Thank 5PJ64
Vancouver, Washington
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Esther Short Park is a lovely little community park located in downtown Vancouver. There is a very nice playground for the kids and on weekends in the summer and fall an excellent Farmer's Market boasting produce and cheeses from local farms. Vibrant floral bouquets are everywhere and several vendors make caramel corn that is to die for. Esther Short Park... More 

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Thank 720dee
Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This park is more like a "green-square" for people gathering. Fountain for the children to play in when it's warm. A wonderful Saturday Market right next to it in the Spring and Summer. Great place for picnics and special events.

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Thank Kathleen B
Vancouver, Washington
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121 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A great park when they are having special events of when the farmers market is open. There is a neat play structure for kids and the public restrooms are fairly clean.

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Thank MarineAir10
Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

When I first moved to Vancouver I quickly discovered Esther Short Park during one of its many festivals. Well maintained and nestled in downtown Vancouver it is a lovely way to spend a few hours. Over the last 13 years of living here I have enjoyed the Farmers Market on weekends, the Recycled Art festival (not sure that's what it... More 

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Thank Cynthia M
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We enjoyed a casual and laid back afternoon and evening sipping Washington state wine while listening to the jams on the lawn.

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Thank David W
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

its a very nice area. With unfriendly shop owners. And the best and nicest people without a home ive ever encountered.

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Thank Jeremy F
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Best place for singles,couples,family, and friends! Lots of activities throughout the year. Don't miss the Saturday and Sunday farmer's market!

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Thank Gilda R
Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Ester Short Park has all the charm of a small town but all the activities you would expect in a bustling big city. You can find quiet times under the beautiful trees or you can hear the exciting musical note of the many concerts that happen there. The Vancouver Farmers market along the side of the park makes frequent visits... More 

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