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“Beautiful, Centrally located park”
Review of Esther Short Park

Esther Short Park
Ranked #2 of 56 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is our 'first' city park and it covers the area of four downtown city blocks. At the southeast corner is a beautiful plaza with a carillon/clock tower surrounded by cool pools and another nearby "creek" style fountain with stair-stepping falls - all of which are quite wade-able by small children. There is a frequently used bandstand/stage for concerts. On weekends from Spring to Fall, the Vancouver Farmers Market occupies the west side of the park and side street. Its a very nice way to spend a Saturday morning with the family.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a lovely open park with something for everyone. Kids can enjoy a large play structure on the north side or a water fountain on the south side. It stretches a few city blocks of downtown Vancouver. Leashed dogs are welcome. There are events all year long. Here is a calendar of events for 2014: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/calendar/month/2014-08

Thank knepbra
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

One of the nicest events that the City of Vancouver sponsors is the Summer Concerts at Esther Short Park. Past bands have included KC & The Sunshine Band, the Beach Boys and the Temptations! Most venues are free or a nomincal entrance fee. Kids are welcome! Grab a blanket, a couple of low sandchairs and your picnic. Nothing better than kickin off your shoes and dancing in the grass!

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

There is a pretty clock tower in one corner of the park along with a fun and attractive man made waterfall. Suitable for children to play in. On Saturday you can enjoy the Farmers Market with a lot of yummy food choices to enjoy in the park.

Thank stitchedheart
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Ester Short park is the gathering place for Vancouver. It is well maintained and ideal for families. On Saturday and Sunday there is a fabulous farmer's market on the west end. starbucks is situated accross from the NE corner. Many places to eat and shop are accross the street.
Its a great place to hang out

Thank travelswithmimi
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