Ravenna-Cowen Parks & Homelessness

Our parks are important places of refuge and restoration. The sensitive and beautiful environment we enjoy in Seattle Parks is unique and valuable. Parks are not “empty space,” they are not trash heaps, they are human environments that take us back to our love of natural beauty and green spaces. Parks are important in our lives.

A group of more than 200 Ravenna-Cowen Parks neighbors are working with the city on homeless encampments and their ramifications in Ravenna and Cowen Parks. We are concerned about protecting the park environment and the health and safety of our neighborhoods, and we are advocating for the assistance and housing of the homeless in Seattle. We want the parks to be a safe place for everyone, and we want those who are homeless to be safe in secure housing and access to critical services.