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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
+1 360-487-8311
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Come and enjoy one of the best parks in Vancouver.

Esther Short Park has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. It is a great place to... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Dianne T
Vancouver, Washington
Fun, plenty to do

The location is nestled city center surrounded by coffee, dining and bars, which combines all the... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
Steve M
South Bend, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
+1 360-487-8311
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Esther Short Park has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. It is a great place to meet friends young and old,with nice and safe play equipment for the kids. there is also a water feature for the kids to splash...More

Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The location is nestled city center surrounded by coffee, dining and bars, which combines all the things you enjoy. The most favorite thing I enjoy though is the Vancouver's farmers market, which is nestled next to the park . The park is small but gives...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a pretty good park for doing a daily walk. It is located in downtown Vancouver, WA and is what I would call an average inner city park, with benches to grab a quick bite and enough trees to have some shade. The clock/fountain...More

Thank sidy_diop
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of space and not too crowded. I really enjoyed the Sunday markets; not to big but has varieties of arts and crafts, food vendors(yummy), fresh vegetables and fruits produce(must try the samples offered), random street singer(don't forget to leave a tip). Stroll around the...More

Thank Harold L
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice multiuse Park. They are able to host several events at the same time. The clock tower is very nice. Along with hourly chimes it also has historical audio story telling. The park had bathroom facilities as well well as a safe feel with...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This park is the hub of our quaint little city of Vancouver. Changed from a rundown park where the homeless population exceeded the park goers, to a beautiful open park where many events take place. The renovation has helped bring culture of the arts (Recycled...More

Thank Witchychic
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Beautifully kept park and nice place to visit and walk around if you want to get a sense of what Vancouver, WA was and is. It has some really interesting and fun sculptures and plaques with information. Great for people of all ages and interests...More

Thank AlertOwl
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Each week, it's a different performer, and tonight was the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. We couldn't believe the number of pieces they played! We heard Tchaikovsky, Rossini, Mozart, Prokofiev, Puccini (beautiful opera singing!), Sousa, and some others I can't remember. We've never been to Vancouver before...More

Thank calyptephile
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Farmers Market is a great place to get your farm fresh veggies and fruits, lots of handmade items and there's something for everyone including your four legged friends ( well behaved doggies are welcome!).

Thank sophiesg1
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Me and my husband heard about the farmers market they have there on the weekends. After moving here recently we decided to go. The park was nice and pristine. The market was full of interesting booths. lots of fresh produce and yummy food options. I...More

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