Vancouver Safe Parking Zone
The Vancouver City Council and C-TRAN Board of Directors have allowed the Evergreen Transit Center to be used as a temporary Safe Parking Zone. This program allows individuals who are living in their vehicles to have a safe and organized place to stay.
The Safe Parking Zone program began operating at the Evergreen Transit Center site in June 2020. With over 50 parking spaces assigned to cars and RVs, the program currently serves an average of 80 people and has been a vital resource to vulnerable community members. Portable restrooms, hand washing stations and trash services ensure a healthy environment. The Clark County Food Bank provides weekly delivery of shelf-stable food boxes to the site. A code of conduct, which summarizes expectations for the program, is mandatory for all participants in the Safe Parking Zone program. The site is well-supervised, with City staff on site daily and contracted security officers present at night.
The Safe Parking Zone is an organized site where people who live in their motor vehicles can park safely. It is located at the Evergreen Transit Center (1504 N.E. 138th Avenue), in partnership with C-TRAN.
Registered participants have access to restrooms (1 ADA portable toilet, 2 standard portable toilets), hand washing stations and garbage service at the Safe Parking Zone. There is no cost to register but space is limited and availability is first come, first served.
There is a limit of two adults per vehicle; families with children under the age of 18 are welcome. Pets are allowed but leash laws do apply and waste bags not provided.
When is the Safe Parking Zone open?
- To find out if space is currently available, email email@example.com or call 360-487-8626 office or 360-947-6159 cell.
- If the site reaches maximum capacity, a spot must become available before another participant will be allowed to register.
- Once the site has reached maximum capacity, program staff will start a wait list for those who would like to be made aware of future openings.
- There is no limit on parking for participants as long as the program is in operation.
- Participants will be given a minimum of 12 hours notice to vacate when the closing date is confirmed.
- Remain in or around their vehicles
- Participants must sign and adhere to a Code of Conduct at registration to receive a placard for their vehicle
- The Code of Conduct covers issues like the check-in/check-out process, personal hygiene, site maintenance, alcohol and drug use and other prohibited behaviors. Read the Code of Conduct using the link in the right sidebar.