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Esther Short Park, Vancouver

301 N 8th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660, US (map)

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Past events that happened here

  • Saturday
    Oct 14 2017
    Represent for Peace

    Everyone is invited to represent Vancouver and SW Washington in solidarity for Peace. Come meet your neighbors. Show your face or send a prayer-National Day of Action for Peace. All instruments welcome!

    Dance • Beats • Drum • Hope

  • Saturday
    Sep 9 2017
    Peace & Justice Fair

    The Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair will showcase the hard work and creative spirit of individuals, social justice groups, peace organizations, faith communities, performers, artists, businesses, and environmental activists who are making the world a better place.

    Come on down!

    • Walk the rope Labyrinth
    • Get your picture taken at the Photo booth
    • Free face painting and crafts for children of all ages!
    • Clark County Historical Museum: bring your peace artifact to the park to display at the “Pop up Museum” during the day.
    • Music throughout the day


    Admission is free! Bring the family! During the day, there will be many activities going on at the same time. At the stage, there will be a series of events including music, dance and poetry. Around the park, groups will have exhibit spaces for tables. Children’s activities will be happening throughout the day.

    The Arc of Southwest Washington provides programs and services that assist people of all ages with developmental disabilities and their families.

  • Wednesday
    Aug 30 2017
    Vancouver DACA Rally

    SW LULAC and our FCRC rep Diana Avalos-Leos organized a save DACA rally at Ester Short park at 6 pm on Weds, August 30th.

    Students under the protection of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals are holding their collective breath and hoping that DACA survives the current administration. They need this protection to have jobs, they need this protection to get financial aid for college. As educators, we know how important DACA is. When students have their status in jeopardy, it is much more difficult to engage them in school and get them invested in academia. Why give 100% in class when your entire future in this country is in jeopardy? We need to take action and raise our voice in defense of DACA. Governor Inslee signed in the REAL Hope Act (WA version of Dream Act) five years ago and some of my Dreamer students were able to meet with him and be present at the signing of the legislation.

    Inslee wrote a great article that was picked up by CNN, here it is: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/opinions/congress-protect-dreamers-inslee/index.html

    Vancouver Education Association - The Vancouver Education Association is the professional organization for the teachers of the Vancouver School District.

  • Saturday
    Aug 26 2017
    Stand Up For Equality

    Please join We the People of Vancouver, Washington in a peaceful demonstration of LOVE, PEACE, HOPE, and UNITY! We want to make a bold show of #NoHateInOurState, and want you to join us if you too want to spread love of all people.

    We invite and welcome black, white, and people of all nations, gay, straight, people of faiths and without, first generation immigrant, first nations, and people all genders and languages to come together and join hands, sign and sing songs of love and harmony, and hold simple signs of #UnityInOurCommunity.


    • No hate allowed! Have big hearts and warm smiles for all.
    • Bring any flowers, even wildflowers, and offer them instead of anger to any protesters.
    • Create POSITIVE signs you make yourself, ones with simple messages in BIG letters are easiest for passersby to see. Feel free to make more to share!
    • Stay safe! Bring plenty of fluids to drink, comfortable shoes and clothing, hat and sunglasses, and sunblock.
    • Have your cell phone so you can share live feeds and photos on Facebook and spread the JOY of living without hate.

    Please do share this message and invite others!

    The exact location may change so stay tuned for updates!

    Original Location: Vancouver Waterfront Park 200 SE COLUMBIA Way, Vancouver, Washington 98660 Location 8/17: Esther Short Park

  • Saturday
    Jul 8 2017
    Vancouver USA PRIDE

    All Day Event at the PARK... Come Join us to Celebrate LIFE and LGBTQI Members of the Community.

    Saturday In The Park Pride is the Organization that overseas the yearly VANCOUVER USA PRIDE Event. Join us for the only GLBT Pride event in SW Washington.

    Held on the second Saturday of every July at Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver.

    This is a Family Friendly Event and ALL ARE WELCOME!

    Phone: 360-524-2661

  • Saturday in the Park with ACLU Washington

    ACLU Washington usually has a booth at Saturday in the Park, Vancouver USA's pride event, and we hope that lots of People Power will come by to say hello and perhaps help staff and tell other people about the important work we are doing here in Washington and nation-wide.

    We'll be posting a sign-up sheet for booth volunteers shortly, but mark your calendars now and please watch this space!

    Our traditional booth, now with People Power!

    ACLU People Power - Clark County Washington

    This is the People Power coalition for Clark County Washington.

    In Its 97 year old history, the ACLU has never taken its fight to the streets ....Until Now

    Join us as we organize to resist this administrations unconstitutional and anti-American attacks on our basic freedoms.

    This page is run by People Power volunteers to organize locally. We do not represent or speak on the behalf of the ACLU.