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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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Relaxing Spot

NIce, relaxing spot in downtown Vancouver. Clean. Lots of different places close by ... grab... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravelSinceRetired
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Vancouver, Washington
Fun family park

This park is very clean and safe for families. It's close to many shops and restaurants downtown... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kennrb
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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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“clock tower” (32 reviews)
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
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"farmers market"
in 171 reviews
"clock tower"
in 32 reviews
"downtown vancouver"
in 61 reviews
"jazz festival"
in 19 reviews
"rose garden"
in 19 reviews
"summer concerts"
in 14 reviews
"free concerts"
in 14 reviews
"water features"
in 14 reviews
"hilton hotel"
in 13 reviews
"people watch"
in 16 reviews
"across the street"
in 32 reviews
"saturday and sunday"
in 10 reviews
"nice playground"
in 8 reviews
"on saturdays and sundays"
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"kids play"
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"big trees"
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"great venue"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

NIce, relaxing spot in downtown Vancouver. Clean. Lots of different places close by ... grab something to eat "to go" & enjoy it in the park (if the weather's nice). Farmers Market sets up here so convenient.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is very clean and safe for families. It's close to many shops and restaurants downtown Vancouver. I've enjoyed many events here.

Thank Kennrb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Esther Shore Park. It has a lovely fountain the kids can play in and an awesome playground. Great big park to explore and close to the water front and green path. We had older children, teenagers, in our group too and everyone loved...More

Thank jocelyng793
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A park provides a breathing space for any city. Esther Short is the keystone to the revitalization of Vancouver's downtown. Mature Sequoia, cedar and Douglas Fir trees provide an historic sense of place and setting for numerous concerts and events. The Farmers market, the water...More

Thank Donald H
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Very Close to the Vancouver Farmers Market, this market is full of life, food, vegetables, fruit, desserts and wonderful people that grow this produce and those that cook the great food that is there for your lunch. Also almost evert Saturday there are wonderful musicians...More

Thank Mary Ann H
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great event for family to participate, it is a great place year round. I would encourage people to attend the music in the summer time.

Thank Pat K
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This downtown Vancouver WA Park is beautifuly done to give it that small town family friendly atmosphere. We’ve been to many Activities in this park & they’re usually small town quaint done with big city class.

Thank lynna77
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Nice park in the downtown area. We went late afternoon, there seemed to be quite a few homeless people wondering around.

Thank 273rita
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Peace and quiet except for the laughter of little ones playing in the water displays. This park is truly a welcome relief from the traffic and noise of city life by a major freeway. Throughout the year there are kinds of events, wine tasting, jazz...More

Thank davideV5956RF
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is a great place to enjoy the flowers and trees and take in a few rays. Or to just sit and relax while reading a book. The park frequently hosts festivals and community events on weekends. Along one side of the park is where...More

Thank tnphilp
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