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Esther Short Park

W. 8th & Columbia Streets, Vancouver, WA 98660
360-696-8171
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Esther Short Park stays busy with concerts, movies, beer and wine and jazz festivals and the wonderful Farmer's Market, always a nice visit on summer days. A cultural hub. Watch the papers and websites for event schedules. There are some good restaurants and bars nearby providing rich repost and libation.

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Vancouver, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ester short park is a smaller Park in the heart of downtown Vancouver. There are a couple places to sit where there are benches. The bad news is you will have to fight the homeless off to sit on them. I have seen more than 40 at a time at this small Park. In addition, it is clear that they... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This park is always clean. Kids love the playground. The Farmers' Market is great as far as FMs go. Summer is full of events and winter is full of greenery and beauty. At the town center, it is run by the city of Vancouver, Washington. As a member of a band that frequents the awesome stage/gazebo there, I think it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A lot of homeless people congregate in the park. Most of them don't bother people but you should be aware of that. Not a bad place to people watch, The city does a pretty good Job of bringing in a lot of different events

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Vancouver, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a beautiful park and a City's attempt to create a central park feel. Nicely maintained and summer concerts can be enjoyable. Now surrounded by high rise apartments makes it look smaller than it is. Unfortunately a nesting place for vagrants, not recommended at dark.

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Vancouver, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

So sad they put in those nice condos by the park, but can't seem to get rid of the druggies and transients and hangout/live in the park. I would never take my kids there. Last time we were there, there was a bum washing his cloths in the fountain where kids were playing in the water. Really?!? You'd let your... More 

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94 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Small but nice park. Beautiful sunny day in October 2014. Parked the car and went for a walk. Didn't feel very safe due to the homeless people sleeping and hanging around the area. Lots of places to eat around the area. Sort of a central park feel to it. Lots of local business people walking around during their breaks. Would... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is just a beautiful park with a nice playground. The Farmer's Market on Saturdays and Sundays is one of the best around.

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Vancouver, Washington
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Esther Short Park, named after a pioneer who donated the land to the City of Vancouver, continually updates and becomes more appreciated and used every day. Many events are held in the park and on the stage throughout the year. There are beautiful trees and many park benches. Smoking is not allowed but there are receptacles on the sidewalk on... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Took my son and our dog, Chance, to the Farmers Market to see what we could buy. Found a ton of vendors, easy parking at the Park N Go across the street and everyone was pet friendly. There is always activity here at Esther Short park just check out the website and you can just about have something to do... More 

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