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Ranger Response Line: (206) 255-5511
General Parks Information: (206) 684-4075
Address: 4209 S. Marginal Way SW, 98106
Seattle Parks Ranger Supervisor:

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.

  • Promote voluntary compliance by educating the public of the Parks Code and Parks rules.
  • Deter negative activity through a uniformed, diplomatic, and authoritative presence.
  • 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.
  • Issue Parks Trespass Warnings, and Exclusions when appropriate.

About Us

The Park Rangers 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 SMC 18.12. They can issue 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 work in partnership with Seattle Police but 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.

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