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Esther Short Park

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Address: W. 8th & Columbia Streets, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone Number: 360-696-8171
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Beautiful park

A beautiful park for family and friends...they have a farmers market part of the year and a great children's play area...

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Jasper7777
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful park for family and friends...they have a farmers market part of the year and a great children's play area...

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Columbia, Missouri
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185 reviews 185 reviews
70 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Clearly a place that residents come to relax. I started and ended a run here and took some time to enjoy the area. Free parking along the side on the weekend when I was there, and lots of families playing in the park throughout the time I was there. Well maintained and clearly well thought of.

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love the farmers market! I have taken my family here years.lots to look art and see. Great food places and a park for little kids to play at and tons of events in the summer for all to enjoy.

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Vancouver, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I've lived in Vancouver Washington for over 30 years, and have seen Lots of changes. Downtown was almost dead back then. Esther Short Park was, at that time, a place where drugs were sold and used and transients hung out. The city almost tore down all the trees and made a parking lot. Fast forward to today. Now Esther Short... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Good place to go roller blading ilate at night or just let the kids play and relax. Well groomed, spacious park with roses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

The reviews on here about druggies begging for money at Starbucks are false. Also most all the homeless people that do hang out in the park don't even do drugs and will run off the druggies and money beggars. They are polite and don't bother anyone. The condo people actually harass some of the homeless. One of them was waiting... More 

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vancouver, washington
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13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Several businesses sponsor a series of concerts during the summer months. Fantastic music, food and beverage vendors and scads of locals. It is also the site of many festivals during the year. There is a wonderful playground for children on one side. The Vancouver's Farmers Market is on the street adjacent to the park.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This park has everything including a great location right in downtown Vancouver. It has beautiful trees, lots of grass, fun playground and fountains. It also has a beautiful rose garden with roses all summer.....PLUS it has a Starbucks right across the street.

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Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful park located in the center of the downtown Vancouver core. During the Christmas season there is a tree lighting festival, nice places to sit and have coffee, and covered pavilion in the center as a focal, that is unfortunately almost always at capacity with a homeless population. Although we haven't lived here long, and from what... More 

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Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to go summer weekends for the food fair, lots of concerts and movies that are fun, the "creek" is fun for the kids, the statues are very cool, and just a good place to sit and sip your coffee, eat your lunch, and people watch. Go day time only though.

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