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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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Beautiful venue for every occasion!

If you want a stroll downtown Vancouver, this is the place to start. Verdant scenery everywhere... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Majormarj
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Vancouver, Washington
Love Saturday market

So nice to have a farmers market in downtown Vancouver. I quit going to Portland Saturday Market... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
monica c
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Vancouver, Washington
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clock tower” (32 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
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Hours Today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
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+1 360-487-8311
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"farmers market"
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"clock tower"
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"downtown vancouver"
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"jazz festival"
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"rose garden"
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"summer concerts"
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"free concerts"
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"water features"
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"hilton hotel"
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"people watch"
in 16 reviews
"saturday and sunday"
in 10 reviews
"across the street"
in 32 reviews
"nice playground"
in 8 reviews
"on saturdays and sundays"
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"kids play"
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"big trees"
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you want a stroll downtown Vancouver, this is the place to start. Verdant scenery everywhere, colorful baskets of heavenly flowers and shops galore. Weekends, treat yo'self to the Farmer's Market and feast on the bounty of the earth and artisans who will brighten your...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

So nice to have a farmers market in downtown Vancouver. I quit going to Portland Saturday Market due to panhandling and obvious drug use. Love supporting my community

Thank monica c
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Esther Short Park holds various weekend festivals in the summer months i.e. wine & jazz festival etc. In general, a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the gazebos , flowers etc. There is a Farmers Market adjoining the park March -October. The historic Slocum House...More

Thank Bev B
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A great place to visit on a beautiful day with lots of things for the kids to do. Parking was limited.

Thank Rlboise
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Esther Short Park is a great place to relax under a big tree in the shade; watch the kiddos play on playground equipment; take in the scenery; and enjoy the atmosphere. On weekends now, the Farmer's Market borders the park on its West side, adding...More

1  Thank Chulina W
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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.

Thank Sarah C
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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

Thank 5PJ64
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Reviewed 14 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...More

1  Thank 720dee
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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.

Thank Kathleen B
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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.

Thank MarineAir10
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