Columbia River water feature closing for the season Sept. 30

Vancouver Parks and Recreation staff will begin winterizing the feature Oct. 1

VANCOUVER — The Columbia River water feature at Vancouver Waterfront Park (695 Waterfront Way) will close for the fall and winter seasons at 8 p.m. Mon., Sept. 30.

Vancouver Parks and Recreation staff will begin winterizing the water feature at Vancouver Waterfront Park Oct. 1. The heavy rain, leaves, tree needles and other debris that comes with fall and winter weather can overwork and damage the internal workings of water features. Photo courtesy of city of Vancouver
Vancouver Parks and Recreation staff will begin winterizing the water feature at Vancouver Waterfront Park Oct. 1. The heavy rain, leaves, tree needles and other debris that comes with fall and winter weather can overwork and damage the internal workings of water features. Photo courtesy of city of Vancouver

Vancouver Parks and Recreation staff will begin winterizing the feature Oct. 1. The heavy rain, leaves, tree needles and other debris that comes with fall and winter weather can overwork and damage the internal workings of water features. Seasonal use helps ensure that Vancouver Parks and Recreation can keep this community resource running smoothly for years to come. The architectural portion of the Columbia River water feature will remain fully accessible to the public during the closure.

Both the Columbia River and Esther Short Park water features will be turned on again in May 2020, weather permitting. Exact dates and times will be announced closer to that date. Sign up for the Vancouver Parks and Recreation monthly email newsletter to get updates on the water feature schedules and receive other Vancouver Parks and Recreation news.

About Vancouver Parks and Recreation

Vancouver Parks and Recreation builds upon the city’s strong legacy of parks, natural areas and recreation dating back to the dedication of Esther Short Park in 1853. Each month, the Parks and Recreation Department provides hundreds of recreation opportunities for youth, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities at its two community centers. Parks and Recreation operates 1,600 acres of parkland at 113 sites, including 91 parks, 20 miles of trails and many natural areas for the city of Vancouver. The Parks and Recreation Department cultivates community in the city and beyond through on-going special events and volunteer programs that celebrate the city’s natural spaces.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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