Park Rangers

  • Promote voluntary compliance by educating the public about the Parks Code and Parks rules.
  • Deter negative activity through a uniformed, diplomatic, and authoritative presence.

Mission Statement

To enhance the safety and quality of life in Seattle's downtown parks through a uniformed presence, respectful, professional assistance, and quality customer service to all park users and visitors.

  • Serve as a friendly ambassador for the City, build relationships, create community, and assist park visitors.
  • Support positive use of the downtown parks, aid in positive activation efforts and maintenance.
  • Support the outreach efforts of human services organizations to assist people who are in need of support.
  • Promote voluntary compliance by educating the public about the Parks Code and Parks rules.
  • Deter negative activity through a uniformed, diplomatic, and authoritative presence.
  • Issue Parks Trespass Warnings, and Exclusions when appropriate.

About Us

The Park Rangers actively support the Center City Parks Concierges and Seattle Parks activation programs in Seattle's downtown core. The primary function of park rangers is to support positive use of our parks, to educate and assist park users and to seek voluntary compliance with laws and Park Code Seattle Municipal Code 18.12. They can issue warnings, citations and parks trespass warnings.  They can be called on to address repeated Park Code violations or minor infractions, and will respond when available.

The Park Rangers have limited authority, are not sworn law enforcement officers, and are not armed. Call 9-1-1 for Police or Fire response when there is a public safety emergency.