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Esther Short Park

Open today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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4 Season Park to Visit

Unless it is really raining hard (most rainy days in Vancouver, Washington are light and many have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Historic and interesting!

There is always something fun and interesting going on here on the weekends, especially in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, 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
605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Will has become my weekly “go to” - Variety of vendors, wonderful samples, parking easy. Wonderful find.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mugszi
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Located across from City Hall, this is a pleasant, interesting park. The seasonal Saturday Farmers market occurs on ther western side street and into a southern parking lot. Wide variety of trees, including Redwoods and Giant Sequoias. The occasional oddity, like some sugar maples! The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Multi-use park in the middle of the city is a great place to take the kids. Usually not too busy to enjoy the many things to do there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dgverbin
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a Great Park in Downtown Vancouver. It is situated a few blocks from the Waterfront and offers a beautiful setting for a walk, a picnic or a place for the children to play and swing. There is a clock tower that chimes and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Spring, Summer and Fall there is always something going on down here. Farmers market. concerts. specialty events. All but one or two are family friendly. The ones that are not, are beer and wine events.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank legogibson
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