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Esther Short Park

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Address: W. 8th & Columbia Streets, Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone Number: 13604878311
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A 5-acre park in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Esther Short is the...

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 bell tower, gazebo, large shelter, playground, rose garden and walking paths. You will find the Vancouver Farmer's Market here on weekends March 19 - October.

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Great visit and concert.

Our friends got a table for the Stone In Love concert. Great wine, bbq and nicely removed from the crowd. Easy parking and nice freeway access. We will repeat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Klandis
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Half Moon Bay, California
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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our friends got a table for the Stone In Love concert. Great wine, bbq and nicely removed from the crowd. Easy parking and nice freeway access. We will repeat.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is always alive! The beautiful clock tower, water fountains -that the kids play in during the summer, a playground, weekend market, evening concerts, a rose garden, public bathrooms, benches and restaurants close by to grab a drink or snack. Parking is easy.

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Thank Jacque H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The farmers market is so clean and inviting dog friendly . The flowers are at many vendors many to choose from. Food at many vendors and cheeses!!!! Love to shop local fresh fruit and veggies. Music in the background from locals.

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Thank Michelle L
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tournament is available for many age groups both male and female. The focus, naturally, is on our kids. The 3 on 3 was for all school kids ages and participants traveled from miles away to participate. My grandson's games were at a basket right next to Starbucks which made that convenient. . Another benefit....while attending, take some time for... More 

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Thank Henry J
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walk everyday on my lunch break and I always head toward the park so I can walk thru to see what activities are going on. In the summer there on Wednesdays is music in the park during lunch. I always take a longer break those days to enjoy the festivities. I do wish there would be a few more... More 

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Thank Susan S
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a nice local park with lots of thing going on throughout the year. Farmers market, Jazz , evenings in the park, great place to walk the puppy and watch people and a great fountain (stream for the kids). Really a pretty setting

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Thank Karen M
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked through the farmers market at Esther Short Park on a Saturday--was just a great way to see the space with the community.

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Thank Lisa P
Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Esther Short Park is a nice place to wander a bit, especially during warm days or events like the Farmers Market, etc. Located in Downtown Vancouver, it is a smaller area park that features the famous (semi famous) clock tower and several nearby restaurants and shops. The only downside is the increasing presence of transients who either beg for money... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great flowers and food! Excellent place for people watching! Pet friendly also. There are many activities available.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love coming to events in this " town square" shaded by big heritage trees, enjoying the adjoining farmers market, listening to concerts, having a summer picnic, what a gem in our little town!

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