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Esther Short Park

605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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Vancouver's Living Room

Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland's living room, and Esther Short Park is Vancouver's living... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Washington
Special events

Well cared for park considering the many events taking place here. Farmers Market is excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 05:00 - 22:00
605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660-3021
+1 360-487-8311
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland's living room, and Esther Short Park is Vancouver's living room. Year round there are events and activities here at the park. Every March the MS Society host its "Walk MS" event, and the Park is the main operating are as...More

Thank Mighty1mp
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well cared for park considering the many events taking place here. Farmers Market is excellent. Consistently good quality items.

Thank caroltM8536KW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hilton in mid-winter for a convention. The park was a nice getaway after long hours inside. Even in winter it was nice to walk thru and sit for a while.

Thank MombyDesign
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... family friendly. The park has dealt with (sometimes aggressive) panhandlers, but this seems to be under control to a large extent. Go in the summer on a weekend so you stroll through Vancouver's Farmer's Market. Make a day of it.

Thank boz61949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, WA; it's known as a hub for community events, farmer's markets, and activities. I went on a quiet afternoon when none of the above was happening. It's a pretty park, with the highlight of a multi-story clock tower....More

Thank RodneyR2
Reviewed 10 October 2017 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 10 October 2017

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 7 October 2017

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 5 October 2017 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 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Patricia Ann G
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