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Esther Short Park

Open today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Terrific downtown park

Went here with grandchildren and farmers market. This is a terrific park for children. There is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellen S
via mobile
Beautiful Park with Access to Everything

Ester Short Park is located in downtown and provides easy access to all that Vancouver has to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
j0echristine
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Ridgefield, Washington
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A 5-acre park in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Esther Short is the oldest public square in the state of Washington. Today the park contains a clock tower, gazebo, large picnic shelter/stage, playground, rose garden, walking paths and seasonal...more
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Hours Today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with grandchildren and farmers market. This is a terrific park for children. There is a play structure on one side and a water feature a short walk away. It was a really hot day and my grandkids loved splashing in the water.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice park when the farmers market is running all other times I have been in that area the park is taken over by homeless drug addicts so not a family spot for sure. Watch out for needles!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chad G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ester Short Park is located in downtown and provides easy access to all that Vancouver has to offer. The Saturday Farmers' Market is held at the Park and numerous concerts, as well as the Vancouver Jazz Festival, are also held there. It is just a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank j0echristine
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful gift to the City of Vancouver! Great fun for Summer concerts & the Farmer's market, or just enjoying an afternoon lunch break.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank B_VWestCoast
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lot of homeless people the city does keep it clean, a wide array of entertainment, good time for most.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheGeigerJones
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Unless it is really raining hard (most rainy days in Vancouver, Washington are light and many have sun breaks in between the light rains), Esther Short Park is a great place to walk around a get quality exercise, stop by one of the coffee shops,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brianh747
Reviewed January 15, 2019

There is always something fun and interesting going on here on the weekends, especially in the summer when the farmer's mkt and lots of festivals are active. Worth checking out what's happening.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank seagoddess75
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Great park! Our family loves to attend Sunday’s at this park. The Vancouver farmers market is going on. Lots of street vendors and amazing foods! Stroll through the booths grab a bite to eat, put out a blanket and have a picnic in the park....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PDXMikeHD
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This park was once a nice gem in Vancouver. Now it’s a dope smoking, crack piping smelly homeless camp. Needles all over. I counted 12 the time I was there in 20 min. So go and have some fun, hope your tetanus and vaccines are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

Nice to have something to do and share with family and friends outside. Band days/nights are great. Only issue I had was that I didnt know or think to bring something to sit on. Bring a blanket or chair etc. Picnic lunch or dinner to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarvalousR
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