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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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A beautiful Place to Spend a Summers Day

Very Close to the Vancouver Farmers Market, this market is full of life, food, vegetables, fruit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Ann H
Vancouver, Washington
Christmas trree lighting

Great event for family to participate, it is a great place year round. I would encourage people to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat K
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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clock tower” (31 reviews)
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Close to the Vancouver Farmers Market, this market is full of life, food, vegetables, fruit, desserts and wonderful people that grow this produce and those that cook the great food that is there for your lunch. Also almost evert Saturday there are wonderful musicians...More

Thank Mary Ann H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great event for family to participate, it is a great place year round. I would encourage people to attend the music in the summer time.

Thank Pat K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This downtown Vancouver WA Park is beautifuly done to give it that small town family friendly atmosphere. We’ve been to many Activities in this park & they’re usually small town quaint done with big city class.

Thank lynna77
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nice park in the downtown area. We went late afternoon, there seemed to be quite a few homeless people wondering around.

Thank 273rita
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Peace and quiet except for the laughter of little ones playing in the water displays. This park is truly a welcome relief from the traffic and noise of city life by a major freeway. Throughout the year there are kinds of events, wine tasting, jazz...More

Thank davideV5956RF
Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a great place to enjoy the flowers and trees and take in a few rays. Or to just sit and relax while reading a book. The park frequently hosts festivals and community events on weekends. Along one side of the park is where...More

Thank tnphilp
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland's living room, and Esther Short Park is Vancouver's living room. Year round there are events and activities here at the park. Every March the MS Society host its "Walk MS" event, and the Park is the main operating are as...More

Thank Mighty1mp
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Well cared for park considering the many events taking place here. Farmers Market is excellent. Consistently good quality items.

Thank caroltM8536KW
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We stayed at the Hilton in mid-winter for a convention. The park was a nice getaway after long hours inside. Even in winter it was nice to walk thru and sit for a while.

Thank MombyDesign
Reviewed 30 October 2017

... family friendly. The park has dealt with (sometimes aggressive) panhandlers, but this seems to be under control to a large extent. Go in the summer on a weekend so you stroll through Vancouver's Farmer's Market. Make a day of it.

Thank boz61949
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