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Fun!

Nice to have something to do and share with family and friends outside. Band days/nights are great... read more

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MarvalousR
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NY
Excellent farmers market

Will has become my weekly “go to” - Variety of vendors, wonderful samples, parking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mugszi
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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...more
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605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
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Reviewed today

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

Thank MarvalousR
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Mugszi
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank dgverbin
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank GERJMR
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank legogibson
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has what you want in a park...walking trails, big shady trees, a bandstand and playground for children. In the summer months there are concerts in the park. They are super fun too! It's a community park and a good one at that!

Thank Amelia A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being directly across the street from the pet friendly Vancouver Hilton, the park is a great place for a walk with or without the dog. The farmer's market is great and overall very nice place be.

Thank Mitsi14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gem represents the very essence of Vancouver's revival of their downtown. Beautiful park with a variety of community activities depending on the day of the week. Saturday Market is always a treat and the bandshell hosts live music on summer evenings. Parking is not...More

Thank mheckinger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been there for free concert in the park on Thursday nights, and for walking around after going to the farmer's market on the weekend. Lots of families with their children playing in the swing and slide area, and safe scene with the music even...More

Thank Jeffrey H
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