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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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Great park in a great location!!

Lovely fountains and play area for kids. Nice amenities and close to a lot of things. Parking is not always available and you have to beware the off street parking people that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely fountains and play area for kids. Nice amenities and close to a lot of things. Parking is not always available and you have to beware the off street parking people that charge "DONATIONS"!

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A nice enjoyable city park right in downtown, with plenty of space, a monument, a historical house moved from near by, and a small stream for sights and playing in.

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It seems like there always something going on here. I love the Farmer's Market that meets from April tip October rain or shine. There's the Jazz Festival, Recycle Arts Festival the last weekend of June. Great for people watching, and there are quite a few good venues for eating.

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Washougal, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This park has a neat hometown vibe. It's well maintained. Always fun to people watch. During warmer months, the Farmer's Market is located right next door... Sort of feels like you've gone back in time to the 50's... just folks enjoying their Saturday while the kids play at the park right next door. Summer there includes a few weekend/evening concerts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went a few times to the farmers market and recycled crafts. Lots of vendors beautiful to walk around. Lots of food. Fun stores nearby. Place for kids to play on. Good spot to take pictures too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

interesting buildings, trees and open sculture make this a fun place to walk thru when visiting downtown Vancouver. Its a very small park but a most pleasant walk

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Vancouver, Washington
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Though not large, the park is the center of downtown Vancouver, WA. It is nicely done, with a nice children's water fountain, and community concerts in the summer which present a variety of musical styles. Along with the music, vendors offer food and liquid refreshment. I have seen the Farmer's Market on Saturday, but do not know the details. Starbucks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice place to have a walk walk, a talk, or a book........ also look out for concerts and .......?? enjoy! Great place in the middle of Vancouver.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Bring a lawn chair, camera, and some friends! Great way to spend a fun relaxing time listening to local artist. Good food! I recommend Stone Cold Ice Cream or some Kettle Corn to snack on. There are other main meals too! Want a no money fun night, bring your own food. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

...in the downtown area. Home to summer concerts, weekend farmer's market, multiple events, and close to good food, pubs, lodging, and art galleries. This is the place to be where locals gather for entertainment and events.

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