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Esther Short Park

Address: W. 8th & Columbia Streets, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone Number: 360-696-8171
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Ranked #2 of 59 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This park has everything including a great location right in downtown Vancouver. It has beautiful trees, lots of grass, fun playground and fountains. It also has a beautiful rose garden with roses all summer.....PLUS it has a Starbucks right across the street.

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Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful park located in the center of the downtown Vancouver core. During the Christmas season there is a tree lighting festival, nice places to sit and have coffee, and covered pavilion in the center as a focal, that is unfortunately almost always at capacity with a homeless population. Although we haven't lived here long, and from what... More 

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Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to go summer weekends for the food fair, lots of concerts and movies that are fun, the "creek" is fun for the kids, the statues are very cool, and just a good place to sit and sip your coffee, eat your lunch, and people watch. Go day time only though.

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food booths are great. Great assortment of different items for sell. Veggies and Fruits are sold in good qaunity.

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Vancouver, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A nice little park with lots of tall trees. There's a mini rose garden and a play area for kids. Very nice oasis in downtown Vancouver. I've been there at night and felt safe so that's a plus.

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I go to this park frequently in the spring, summer and early fall. The farmers market along the west side is just the right size and mix of vendors. There always seems to be something happening there in the summer months be it concerts, movie night or special events. This park really is the "heart" of Vancouver.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This park is good for all ages. Close to shops and restaurants. And has some great people watching and walking path. There is a clock tower and water feature in the park as well as a play structure and grassy areas. The park is well used for concerts in the summer and many other community activities throughout the year.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Such a beautiful place and starbucks is close by too. It was Beautiful sunny day and the park was nearly empty!

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Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We go to Esther Short park probably 20-30 times per year. Most of the time it is to walk though Vancouver Farmers Market. But we have gone for other events. There is always something going on and a good place to people watch.

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Ridgefield, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Filtered, running creek for kids to run and splash in. Great playground equipment. Bathrooms close by. Nice spots for picnics and enjoying a relaxing time with your family.

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