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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Puyallup, Washington
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Puyallup, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Vancouver, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Esther Short Park is a fabulous community park - great for the whole family! Farmers Market is wonderful on weekends, fun play area for little ones, a great water play area for those hot summer days, and fun gatherings with live music most weekends during the summer months!

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Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A beautiful park for family and friends...they have a farmers market part of the year and a great children's play area...

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Columbia, Missouri
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71 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Clearly a place that residents come to relax. I started and ended a run here and took some time to enjoy the area. Free parking along the side on the weekend when I was there, and lots of families playing in the park throughout the time I was there. Well maintained and clearly well thought of.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I love the farmers market! I have taken my family here years.lots to look art and see. Great food places and a park for little kids to play at and tons of events in the summer for all to enjoy.

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Vancouver, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've lived in Vancouver Washington for over 30 years, and have seen Lots of changes. Downtown was almost dead back then. Esther Short Park was, at that time, a place where drugs were sold and used and transients hung out. The city almost tore down all the trees and made a parking lot. Fast forward to today. Now Esther Short... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good place to go roller blading ilate at night or just let the kids play and relax. Well groomed, spacious park with roses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The reviews on here about druggies begging for money at Starbucks are false. Also most all the homeless people that do hang out in the park don't even do drugs and will run off the druggies and money beggars. They are polite and don't bother anyone. The condo people actually harass some of the homeless. One of them was waiting... More 

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