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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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Love the Saturday Market

Fun Saturday Market in a beautiful neighborhood park with lovely art. Saw lots of kids and parents playing in the water fall. Food, handcrafts, plants and produce at the market... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
macramz
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Fun Saturday Market in a beautiful neighborhood park with lovely art. Saw lots of kids and parents playing in the water fall. Food, handcrafts, plants and produce at the market- all high quality.

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Vancouver, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Beautiful park in very heart of America's Vancouver (quoting our former Mayor). Come here for a family picnic, for an open air concert, for a political rally, for great, authentic food cart cuisine, for jogg around the park or kiss your sweetheart in the shadows of ancient trees - in any case, you will not be disappointed.

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Vancouver, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is always something going on at Esther Short Park (pronounced Shore). Fairs, concerts, etc. Immediately adjacent to the park there is a nice Saturday market to pick up fruit, veggies, flowers, handmade items, food, etc. In the park you will find a play structure on one end, a fun and unique water feature the kids love when it's warm,... More 

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Vancouver
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This park hosts the Farmer's Market which offers a wide variety of wares from plants to food. Street musicians. There is something for everyone. There is a playground for the kids and benches to people watch. The community theatre is there as well.

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Chicago
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133 reviews 133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A nice park just across the street from the Hilton and a Starbucks. It was nice to hear the bell tower sounding on Sunday morning.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I love the play equipment for the kids, the farmers market is one of the best I have seen! Great location, plenty of parking!!

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Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

There is always something going on here. Very well kept downtown park. Lots to see during spring and summer. Several fairs, concerts, and various other events almost always going on. Very comfortable atmosphere.

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Puyallup, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Esther Short Park is small (approximately one large city block) but it really makes good use of the real estate. There is good playground equipment for the smaller children, a gazebo, a historic home, a large, green lawn area and a great water feature that kids can play in. We were there with three children ages 7, 5 and 2... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Esther Short Park is the jewel in the downtown Vancouver crown. Here lies all the activities that make the downtown area come together. The Farmer Market lines the street in the spring and summer and concerts, movies in the park, races and festivals are ongoing in the warmer months. The park playground is large and generally well kept with bathrooms... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Walk amidst the trees. Listen to the Birds singing...off in the distance the sound of Children laughing. Water Feature to soak your feet. Food Abound all around your. Wonderful Saturday Market. Awesome Events. Everything you could ask for in a Park.

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