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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
+1 360-487-8311
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Just OK

Stayed at the Hilton directly across the street from the park. The park itself is nice BUT... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kissimmee, Florida
via mobile
Just a nice place to hang out!

Esther Short is a very pleasant oasis in downtown Vancouver; There are plenty of restaurants... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 water feature. You will find the Vancouver Farmer's Market here on weekends mid-March through October.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
+1 360-487-8311
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed at the Hilton directly across the street from the park. The park itself is nice BUT, Homeless hang out there and anyone demonstrating does it in the park. The one day we were at the park there was a recovering drug and alcohol concert...More

Thank Rdegraff
Reviewed 1 week ago

Esther Short is a very pleasant oasis in downtown Vancouver; There are plenty of restaurants, coffee shops and little boutiques nearby should you want to walk around the area. Several fun events are held in the park throughout the year.

Thank pinhead411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of activities here, and many of them are free. Food, Music, Crafts. There are interesting points of historical interest, and fun stuff for kids, especially the children' playground and wading "stream".

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you are around Vancouver. During the summer, there is a good chance you will find music or lots of kids playing on the swings and climbing area; if it is warm, the water feature is wonderful. There...More

Thank ZombieDude2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult parking, ample grounds for picking, but no bbqing. I would not chose this park again for my day out.

Thank Ginger P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ester Short use to have a sketchy reputation but due the efforts of Vancouver citizen it is a lovely park. There are movies and concerts all summer long! The Farmers Market runs along one side of the park and is an event in itself!

Thank saspegasus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will love the huge deciduous trees, not many parks are like this anymore. It's right around a square of quaint businesses and eateries. Waterpark section for children, great place for a picnic, or just a nice stroll around the park .

Thank jenniferbK8763HH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to several of the Thursday Evening concerts of several different genres of music. In each case we enjoyed the show greatly even managing to get up front for one of the groups. The Saturday Farmers' Market is a great place to pick up...More

Thank steven s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in the day this park use to be a dump with transients using it as a campsite. You wouldn't want to be down there at night. However, a few years back the city decided to change this. It's now a very nice park that...More

Thank PaulB P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this park really nice for concerts can hold a lot of people. Close to the weekend markets with vendors. You can buy lunch and bring it to eat here. Great place my favorite.

Thank Pam M
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