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Esther Short Park

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Address: W. 8th & Columbia Streets, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone Number: 13604878311
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A 5-acre park in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Esther Short is the...

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 bell tower, gazebo, large shelter, playground, rose garden and walking paths.

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Great place for special events and festivals

From Russian folk dancing, to junk to art displays, this park reflects the diversity and creativity of this small town just above Portland, and in Washington: Vancouver. One of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mike M
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Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From Russian folk dancing, to junk to art displays, this park reflects the diversity and creativity of this small town just above Portland, and in Washington: Vancouver. One of the best kept secrets of the North West, Vancouver's farmers' market also borders the park as it has for decades. This year its dates are Mar 19th, 2016 - October 30th,... More 

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Thank Mike M
Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This park is very well laid out. Lots of green grass to lay out on, a small water feature to play in, pavement for bikes and scooters and a playground for kids to run around in. The park offers lots of community events as well: farmer's market, Christmas festivities, local musician concerts, etc. Just beware of the homeless community that... More 

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Thank A_Snyder04
Brush Prairie, WA
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Concerts all summer, awesome Farmers Market, community events such as Walk/Run for the animals... Fun fountain for children to play in on hot summer days, and a play structure and swing set. It's a perfect center for Vancouver community gatherings.

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Thank Deb H
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful little park in the heart of downtown Vancouver. There are areas to relax on the lawn, water fountains to play in during the summer and events happening all year round. Check the City of Vancouver website for a list of events at the park. Movies and concerts in the summer, festivals in the winter - there's... More 

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Thank Kailey T
Vancouver, Washington
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park used to be a very scary place to be, until it was totally renovated. Now it is a beautiful place to gather. There are many organized events that happen down there from races to great outdoor concerts. The Saturday Farmers Market is wonderful and there is a great play ground for kids.

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Thank Bryndl R
Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a lot for everyone from 1 to 100. Movies in the Park, Farmers Market, Concert in the Park or just a day filled with relaxing and or just playing with the kids in the playground area. Restaurants are close by also is you become hungry or for that mocha you've been needing.

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Thank Debbie M
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vancouver is fortunate to have such an lovely park located in proximity to a nice hotel and city hall.

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Thank JakeSEA
Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I live in the area, I have visited this park many times. It is very well kept, with fountains and play areas through out. There is also a covered stage where many groups preform. Also, many festivals are held here like the Ho'ike and Hawaiian Festival held end of June (one of my favorites) This park is used as... More 

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Thank Captainron14
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to get out and take in all the local activities. Farmers Markets, Recycled Arts Fair are just a couple of our favorites.

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Thank Tricia P
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Love going to Esther Short Park when there is something going on in the area. The Farmer's Market is fun Saturday and Sunday. In addition, they have free concerts in the summer. So bring lawn chairs or a blnket, and a picnic, or buy food and drinks at the concert, and being there is a delight. Impressive Pacific NW theme... More 

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