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News Release
New winter hours for community park gazebos & shelters - 11/06/19

Vancouver, Wash. – As daylight hours decrease in the winter, operating hours for gazebos and shelters at several of Vancouver’s community parks will change to be closed at night. 

As of Nov. 4, 2019, gazebos and shelters are closed to the public from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. at Arnada Park, David Douglas Park, Esther Short Park, Evergreen Park, Fisher Basin Park, LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park, Leverich Park, Marine Park, Marshall Park and Shumway Park. Longer hours will resume on Mar. 8, 2020, when Daylight Saving Time begins.

Signs will be posted on the structures to alert park users. “The facilities at the park are best used during the daylights hours,” said Julie Hannon, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. “We want to ensure that our visitors have the safest and most enjoyable experience at our parks. As it gets darker earlier in the evening during the winter, gazebo and shelter hours at parks will change to reflect that. Come spring, these structures at our parks will be open longer.”

Facilities at Esther Short Park may occasionally be open during evening hours in the winter for permitted special events and programs. For a listing of parks and hours of operation, visit the City of Vancouver’s website at:


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