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Marshall Park

1015 E McLoughlin Blvd.
Vancouver, WA 98663

( Located behind Marshall Community Center by I-5 and Clark College )

M-F: 5AM - 10PM
Weekends: 5AM - 10PM


size: 14 Acres


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Marshall is a 14-acre community park located in Vancouver’s Central Park neighborhood. It includes sports fields, a reservable picnic shelter, a community garden and the fully inclusive, Chelsea Anderson Memorial Playstation (CHAMPS).

The Chelsea Anderson Memorial Play Station was built in 1999 to honor the daughter of Vancouver Fire Services Capt. Curt Anderson, after she drowned in 1996. The original playground was installed in partnership with the Vancouver Fire Department and made possible by many generous community donors.

The new playground was designed by non-profit Harper’s Playground and donated to the City in 2023. The design pays tribute to the playground’s history with a firefighter theme that includes an interactive art piece made from a real fire truck and water pump, and upcycled fire hydrants that hold plaques with descriptions of the playground areas written in both English and Braille.

The original Chelsea Anderson brick memorial has been preserved and placed in a special tribute area with an updated donor wall to recognize the generations of donors who have invested in this amazing playground for over 20 years.

The play areas are designed to meet the social, emotional and physical needs of people of all ages and abilities include:

Washington’s first wheelchair swing

A community spinner that can hold two wheelchairs

An elevated sand area named “Lennon Land”

The largest “Harper’s Hill” ever built with seating at the top and 360° views

A fire truck with original interactive levers and buttons to play with

A log play area and twisty ribbon climber

Swings, musical instruments, and winding paths

Skate zone with ramps and skate bowl

Custom bronze art featuring animals such as turtles and beavers by Pete Helzer

Located next to Marshall Community Center, Marshall Park is home to Vancouver Parks and Recreation sports programs, summer camps and senior activities (link the recreation page?). This park is also home to the largest community garden in Vancouver.

The picnic shelter at Marshall Park can be reserved for a fee between May 1 and September 30. Check availability and reserve a picnic shelter online or call 360-487-7100.

Need to report a maintenance issue? Fill out an online service request form with Public Works. If the issue is more urgent (water line break, downed tree, etc.) call 360-487-8177.