Esther Short Park is a public park and town square located in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Established in 1853, it is the oldest public park in the state of Washington. and one of the oldest public parks in the West.For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Vancouver holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Esther Short Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
It is located in the city's downtown between West Columbia and 8th Street. It was bequeathed to the city in 1862, and includes a children's playground, a rose garden, a large fountain system made of columnar basalt, the Salmon Run Bell Tower, and the historic Slocum House. The park also houses a weekend farmer's market. In the summer of 2007, the park hosted over 30 outdoor summer concerts, many free.
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Great food booths and farmers market. Crowds friendly and lines reasonable as were the prices. Wonderful variety and picnic in the park
Great food booths and farmers market. Crowds friendly and lines reasonable as were the prices. Wonderful variety and picnic in the park more »
Beautiful park. Serene but also bustling with people all around. There are people sitting, visiting with each other and kids playing. Visitors staying at the Hilton across the street enjoying the park as well. Plenty of shade if you want to feel the breeze and sun if you wanna feel the rays. On weekends in the summer, you can attend the farmers market, purchase all sorts of goodies and then enjoy lunch at the park.
Very nice park for relaxing when the Sun is out. Clean and busy with the Farmers Market.
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