October 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm #58126
I parked in the lower south end lot today. I saw 2 kayak oars, a coat and a bike helmt by the parking lot. No on ejust leaves oars lying around. I walk 45 minutes and notice a new tent w/ personal items nearby south of Bath House Theater, I see the “regular’ camper from west side of lake w/ his cart and red bags. I return to lot and I see there are 2 police cars . One policeman is speaking to a male by a car which had a season coverup covering a car and a bike and other stuff was next to it.October 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm #58150
So I went to walk around Green Lake yesterday 3 day ssince the first sitign of the guy campin gout at the Aqua Theater parkign lot. The same car was still there!! I called the manager of the area- no call back today./ I called the city and reported an illegal camping.. Yes, I know. I could forget it. Yes, I know, I wsted 30 minutes of my life and probably misspelled something.October 15, 2017 at 8:26 am #58155
I found a city number for illegal camping and they will look into itOctober 23, 2017 at 10:12 am #58274
Still there yesterday . I had also called the Green Lake park manager last week and she was going to look into the situation.October 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm #58293
I was there yesterday (October 24th) and the camped car was gone.October 25, 2017 at 6:59 pm #58294
Thank you Lauren, I reported it to City’s
“illegal camping” report taker 2 times; spoke with the Green Lake Park area supervisor 2 times, left a message for Parks Commisioner 1 time.
Given that there were policemen wiht the guy and ca ron 10/08 they knew abotu his situation and presence then. I was advised by the second report taker that just because they take a report doe snto mean that they know what may or may not be done!!October 31, 2017 at 4:56 pm #58392
Would someone mind posting the number(s) to call? When I was walking this weekend, the car was gone, but there were 3 separate campsites setup on the north side of the lake. I really think they need to get on this before it becomes acceptable and always an issue. I intend to call them everytime I go to Greenlake and see campers.
thanksNovember 1, 2017 at 7:58 am #58398
City of Seattle has a website.. i used that. The illegal camping report office does not open til 10 am..November 1, 2017 at 11:35 am #58403
In case anyone else wants to help report these campsites, here’s the info:
Report Illegal Camping (206) 684-2489. If the encampment is obstructing a sidewalk or park feature, please specifically mention the obstruction.
I haven’t tried this app yet, but a post by a police officer recommended it as you can get email updates on the report.
use the City’s Find It, Fix It Service Request Mobile App http://www.seattle.gov/customer-service-bureau/find-it-fix-it-mobile-app. The app has a drop down menu for reporting, which does not include encampments, and you will need to select “other” and write in “Encampment.”
More info on what happens:
When you report camping, that information is entered in a citywide encampment response system that enables follow-up from the agency that owns the land, from Seattle Police, and from the Human Services Department, which contracts with a nonprofit agency to provide campers with information about the various resources available to them. In response to a report of camping on parkland, maintenance staff inspect the site, then post the camp for removal and cleanup. The timing for removal depends on the site’s location (access, terrain, etc.) and availability of support from other agencies.
“Unauthorized camping” means a tent or other shelter erected, or camping equipment and personal property assembled on public and private property that, to a reasonable person, indicates that a person has remained or intends to remain on the property overnight without proper permits or when the property is not open to the public. Camping equipment includes, but is not limited to tarps, blankets, sleeping bags, cooking equipment, and other items commonly associated with remaining overnight.
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