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Esther Short Park

W. 8th & Columbia Streets, Vancouver, WA 98660
360-696-8171
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Traveler Description: At the urban center of Vancouver, between 6th & 8th streets, historic Esther Short Park has been totally reworked to include a fountain fit for... more »
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San Jose, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
40 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was a great little park in downtown for a picnic lunch. There is plenty of shade, if needed. In the summer, they also hold concerts in this park. While I didn't have the opportunity to attend one, they were setting up and it looks like a nice venue.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a beautiful setting in a nice downtown area. They have a great farmer's market on Sat. & Sun. from Spring to early Fall. there are also many events in the park from movies and band concerts, to full blown wine and jazz and beer fests.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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209 reviews 209 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a nice "oasis" in the heart of the city. On a hot summer day, there is a wading pool/fountain for children and the Farmer's Market was a nice bonus.

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Albany, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

we loved the farmers market and it has a great kid friendly play structure as well as fountain, statues, flowers, lots of benches a bell tower, walking paths that were brick and cement. Had some rock features, a great place for picnics!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

this is very small, very photographic and lots goes on here at weekends, well worth the visit and can be very tranquill in the week

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This park is small, but has a rocky water feature that kids and dogs can walk into.We like to go when the farmers market is going.it also has events and a play structure. It's great for having a picnic.

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice clean park Saturdays in summer months is a farmers market close by we're you can by hand made items, plants, and home grown produce. Food carts were there so you could spend an afternoon shopping and have lunch. Park is great for taking in a quiet moment.

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Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Aside from the occasional homless napper, this park is beautiful and had a fountain the kids can play in.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

lots of roses plenty of grass and shade, nice big trees,dogs are allowed. sometimes a lot of homeless but they leave you alone.

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Southern California
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86 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a nice park during the day when there are plenty of people around but the bums and weirdos in the park the rest of time make it place to avoid. During normal hours this is a actual nice place to walk your dog, go for a leisurely stroll, or just hang around. There is a farmers market on... More

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