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Esther Short Park, Vancouver

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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.
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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  • Very nicely maintained park two blocks square. Great old trees. Lovely Rose Garden. Seasonal weekend Farmers Market is great. Some homeless but overall clean and safe.  more »
  • We enjoyed the free concerts and the recycled art exhibition. Will really be sad to not have anything going on there this summer!!  more »
  • I suppose it's might be my fault for not looking closer when the destination came up and I hit start, but I thought this was taking me to ester Park and it took me to the parks and recreation building which was around the corner from the park. Not a huge deal because I just assumed the park would be really close and I drove until I found it, but I was a little perplexed at first when I got to my destination and didn't see a park..
  • Beautiful park where there seems to always be activity. When attending a conference in the area, this was a nice place to sit and have lunch. There is a posted list of festivals and activities and the main entrance to the park, but the tall fountain.

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