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Esther Short Park

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Address: W. 8th & Columbia Streets, Vancouver, WA 98660
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+1 360-487-8311
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05:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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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 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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Wine and Jazz Festival

We enjoyed a casual and laid back afternoon and evening sipping Washington state wine while listening to the jams on the lawn.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
David W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a casual and laid back afternoon and evening sipping Washington state wine while listening to the jams on the lawn.

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Thank David W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

its a very nice area. With unfriendly shop owners. And the best and nicest people without a home ive ever encountered.

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Thank Jeremy F
Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place for singles,couples,family, and friends! Lots of activities throughout the year. Don't miss the Saturday and Sunday farmer's market!

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Thank Gilda R
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ester Short Park has all the charm of a small town but all the activities you would expect in a bustling big city. You can find quiet times under the beautiful trees or you can hear the exciting musical note of the many concerts that happen there. The Vancouver Farmers market along the side of the park makes frequent visits... More 

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Thank raulamador
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether there is a n event or you just want to visit a park, come here. Sometimes there are homeless slleeping the shelter and a little scary. But there is history in this, the oldest park in the City of Vancovuer. And the Hilton hotel is right next door, plus Starbucks and Subway Sandwiches.

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Thank Movingman143
Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Way too much say, Lots of great music, events, crafts, food, Great playground for children. Easy access.

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Thank Singlelarity
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is downtown Vancouver,WA has been refurbished over the years and is beautiful. It has a rose garden,waterfall,clock tower,music gazebo,play ground and so much more. Great place for a family to picnic and in the summer there are concerts and a Farmer's Market. In August The Wine and Jazz festival which is a three day event with world class... More 

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Thank Patricia J
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful design in the middle of downtown. Classic gazebo and wonderful children's playground. Number of people strolling around, the square is surrounded by restaurants and shops.

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Thank tiredandtravelled
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good place to walk around the paths or watch your kids play on the playground. Best time to visit is Saturday Market from late spring to early fall.

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Thank Edmund1138
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice small park downtown Vancouver. Labeled as community garden. Numerous events during summer. Farmers market every weekend with fresh local produce ,flowers and food.

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