Homelessness Crisis:  Tips, Tools and Resources to address Homelessness in Parks

Wednesday, January 27 | 11:00 - 12:15 p.m.

Panel discussion led by Paul Simmons, Parks Director, City of Olympia

Session Description:
As our communities struggle with a lack of affordable housing and homelessness, the impact to our parks and open spaces is significant. Our employees and patrons are reporting trends of increased homeless encampments and illegal substance abuse on park properties. These behaviors present significant safety risks and environmental concerns. This session will provide you with tips, tools and resources other parks and recreation departments have deployed to address this growing challenge.