City of Vancouver makes a splash

Esther Short Park and Columbia River water features in Vancouver are now open for the summer, offering refreshing spots for residents and visitors to relax and cool off, with safety guidelines in place to ensure the smooth operation of these beloved amenities.
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City opens water features at Esther Short Park and Vancouver Waterfront Park

VANCOUVER – The Esther Short Park water feature (W. 6th Street and Columbia Street) and Columbia River water feature at Vancouver Waterfront Park (695 Waterfront Way) opened to the public today. Both features will run daily from dawn to dusk through the end of the summer season, weather permitting.

The two water features are popular spots for residents and visitors to cool off on warm days. The feature at Esther Short Park includes a waterfall that cascades down a path of boulders, providing comfortable seating for park goers of all ages. The Columbia River water feature includes artistic mapping of the Columbia River basin, cascading water, spray fountains and wading areas with nearby bench seating.

Visitors can help prevent damage to the features’ pumps and filters by keeping food and pets out of the water, which will keep these much-loved park amenities running smoothly throughout the season. The water used in both features is continuously circulated and treated; it is not safe to ingest.

For more information about operations, rules and safety guidelines at Vancouver’s water features, visit  

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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