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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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It's a nice old-style downtown square park

Lots of events - Oktoberfest, music, farmer's market. I am a local resident that loves to do the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ccp619
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Vancouver, Washington
Relaxing adventure

Great little park! Farmers market on the weekends. Fresh flowers, plenty of food carts... read more

Reviewed yesterday
T E
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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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Hours Today: 05:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
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+1 360-487-8311
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"farmers market"
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"clock tower"
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"downtown vancouver"
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"jazz festival"
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"rose garden"
in 19 reviews
"summer concerts"
in 15 reviews
"free concerts"
in 14 reviews
"water features"
in 14 reviews
"hilton hotel"
in 13 reviews
"people watch"
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"saturday and sunday"
in 10 reviews
"across the street"
in 32 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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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of events - Oktoberfest, music, farmer's market. I am a local resident that loves to do the simple events they put on here. Well used and in a great location relative to downtown Vancouver. Can be crowded if the event is particularly good and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great little park! Farmers market on the weekends. Fresh flowers, plenty of food carts, entertainment, or just a casual stroll.

Thank T E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful park with lots of trees and benches with a nice little playground for the kids! Great spot for picnics or relaxing with a book!

Thank Katie L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great park to go to. Loved the art booths and the arts were fantastic. Can’t wait till next year. The park has improved 100%.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great park with lots of activities year round. It's clean and surrounded by great shops and restaurants.

Thank TKaiser36
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love the play structures and the beautiful garden of roses and the water park on the west side of Esther Short Park! Children mad so much fun and the adults had a great time walking through the farmer market on Saturday and Sunday! Highly recommended...More

Thank Annie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the beer/wine/spirits tasting festival. Medium crowds with lots of room. Great local bands, food vendors, and craft vendors in addition to the tasting booths. Fun atmosphere!

Thank Donald S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Vancouver farmers market on a recent Saturday and while there walked thru this park. It is reminiscent of the old town squares that most small towns have, except bigger (more than one square city block). Nice. The coolest part to me was the...More

Thank timiniowa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go to the doctor right across the street from that Park and we take my granddaughter over that to that park to play almost every time we go it is beautiful lush green grass they've got food vendors around it they got different players...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Vancouver park! Equipment for the kiddo's and a water feature to crawl around in. Lot's of benches and walking paths; some adorable statues too.

Thank LLP1957
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