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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
+1 360-487-8311
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Great family park

This park was across the street from my hotel. Well kept and generally clean with play area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisville, Kentucky
via mobile
Nice park but a little incomfortable

What a beautiful park in the middle of the city. Unfortuantely, there were so many homeless people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camden, Maine
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“water feature” (37 reviews)
“clock tower” (32 reviews)
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660
+1 360-487-8311
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park was across the street from my hotel. Well kept and generally clean with play area and restroom facilities. Lots of dog walkers and families with kids. Concerning the number of homeless people but they never bothered me or appeared to be a safety...More

Thank smcarm
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful park in the middle of the city. Unfortuantely, there were so many homeless people around, it was not a pleasant visit.

Thank debbymaniac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Esther Short Park is a small park, in a small city, the one I live in. You can take in all it has to offer in about 15 to 20 minutes. But, those are a well spent 15 to 20 minutes. It has a rose...More

Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park hosts many venues year round. The best farmers market bar none. Gives you the small town feel and charm and is why I picked to live W of the 5 and N or the river. Clean and well maintained. Nice to stop and...More

Thank robert r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something for everyone. Water features, people watching, concerts and special events. Restrooms adjacent to the kids playground.

Thank Patricia Ann G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a weekend you will find the Farmer's Market where you can find wonderful treasures, great food, and fresh produce and flowers. It gives the small town feel right in the middle of downtown Vancouver. The earlier you go the better. The park has a...More

Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 14 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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
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