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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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Afternoon Strole

Located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, WA; it's known as a hub for community events, farmer's... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
RodneyR2
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Vancouver, Washington
Great family park

This park was across the street from my hotel. Well kept and generally clean with play area and... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
smcarm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, WA; it's known as a hub for community events, farmer's markets, and activities. I went on a quiet afternoon when none of the above was happening. It's a pretty park, with the highlight of a multi-story clock tower....More

Thank RodneyR2
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This park was across the street from my hotel. Well kept and generally clean with play area and restroom facilities. Lots of dog walkers and families with kids. Concerning the number of homeless people but they never bothered me or appeared to be a safety...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

What a beautiful park in the middle of the city. Unfortuantely, there were so many homeless people around, it was not a pleasant visit.

Thank debbymaniac
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Esther Short Park is a small park, in a small city, the one I live in. You can take in all it has to offer in about 15 to 20 minutes. But, those are a well spent 15 to 20 minutes. It has a rose...More

Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The park hosts many venues year round. The best farmers market bar none. Gives you the small town feel and charm and is why I picked to live W of the 5 and N or the river. Clean and well maintained. Nice to stop and...More

Thank robert r
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Something for everyone. Water features, people watching, concerts and special events. Restrooms adjacent to the kids playground.

Thank Patricia Ann G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

On a weekend you will find the Farmer's Market where you can find wonderful treasures, great food, and fresh produce and flowers. It gives the small town feel right in the middle of downtown Vancouver. The earlier you go the better. The park has a...More

Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Hilton directly across the street from the park. The park itself is nice BUT, Homeless hang out there and anyone demonstrating does it in the park. The one day we were at the park there was a recovering drug and alcohol concert...More

Thank Rdegraff
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Esther Short is a very pleasant oasis in downtown Vancouver; There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and little boutiques nearby should you want to walk around the area. Several fun events are held in the park throughout the year.

Thank pinhead411
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Lots of activities here, and many of them are free. Food, Music, Crafts. There are interesting points of historical interest, and fun stuff for kids, especially the children' playground and wading "stream".

Thank Jim L
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