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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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Beautiful Esther Short Park

This park is downtown Vancouver,WA has been refurbished over the years and is beautiful. It has a... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Patricia J
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Vancouver, Washington
Ideal city park

Beautiful design in the middle of downtown. Classic gazebo and wonderful children's playground... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
tiredandtravelled
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Portland, Oregon
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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)
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
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"farmers market"
in 174 reviews
"clock tower"
in 32 reviews
"downtown vancouver"
in 62 reviews
"jazz festival"
in 20 reviews
"rose garden"
in 19 reviews
"summer concerts"
in 15 reviews
"free concerts"
in 14 reviews
"water features"
in 14 reviews
"hilton hotel"
in 13 reviews
"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"
in 7 reviews
"kids play"
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"big trees"
in 6 reviews
"cool off"
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This park is downtown Vancouver,WA has been refurbished over the years and is beautiful. It has a rose garden,waterfall,clock tower,music gazebo,play ground and so much more. Great place for a family to picnic and in the summer there are concerts and a Farmer's Market. In...More

1  Thank Patricia J
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful design in the middle of downtown. Classic gazebo and wonderful children's playground. Number of people strolling around, the square is surrounded by restaurants and shops.

Thank tiredandtravelled
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

good place to walk around the paths or watch your kids play on the playground. Best time to visit is Saturday Market from late spring to early fall.

Thank Edmund1138
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice small park downtown Vancouver. Labeled as community garden. Numerous events during summer. Farmers market every weekend with fresh local produce ,flowers and food.

Thank Lloyd0815
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Esther Short park is a public square in the central business district of Vancouver Washington. Loads of activities in the summer including concerts in the park. Farmers market on weekends. Water features, children's play area and walking paths. Close to hotels, restaurants, brew pubs, the...More

Thank Byron R
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

For many years this central city park has been a gathering point. When some people felt it was a place to set up camp, the city took charge and moved them on. It is directly across the street for a major Hotel and plenty of...More

Thank James W
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have enjoyed many moments at Esther Short Park. Whether a place to bring children to play, enjoy an event, or just relax, Esther Short Park is pretty cool. The farmer's market is open right nearby on weekends during the Summer, and parking is free...More

1  Thank James B
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a little gem of a park in downtown. It's a perfect place to relax. The water feature (in warm weather) is a wonderful place to cool-off and for kids to play.

Thank I82X73
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This park is an excellent host for shows on its stage, and festivals and expositions such as the yearly Recycled Arts Festival, the yearly Hawaiian Festival, and several festivals involving beer, wine or cars. There are several series of pop music concerts during Spring and...More

Thank Ventureshadow
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

great time and we will be returning. I enjoyed the park and the weather was perfect. My girls had a really good time and asked to go back.

Thank Paulette F
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