Esther Short Park

  • 301 W 8th St.
  • , Vancouver, WA 98660

A five-acre gem in the heart of Vancouver, Esther Short Park is the oldest public square in the state of Washington. It was established in 1853, when it was bequeathed to the city by its namesake. Today, it is anchored at its southeast corner by the 69-foot Salmon Run Bell Tower, made possible by generous donations from Burgerville founder and philanthropist, the late George Propstra and his wife Carolyn. The system consists of 35 cast bronze bells, 4 six ft. tower clocks, and a glockenspiel diorama that emerges from the tower on a regular schedule to depict a story of the Chinook Indians. The bells chime every quarter hour from 8 a.m. till 10 p.m., and the diorama plays at 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Esther Short Park Meeting Facility
  • Reception Capacity: 9,000