A Safe Place For Unhoused Neighbors
For individuals who have lost their homes, living in a car or camper may be their only option besides sleeping on the street. However, finding a safe, legal place to park can be a challenge. The Overnight & Safe Parking Program sites are funded by the City of Eugene and established in cooperation with faith communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, government offices, and private landowners.
What Do the Overnight & Safe Parking Programs Provide?
The Overnight and Safe Parking Programs provide legal camping, free garbage disposal, and portable restrooms to unsheltered invididuals over 18 living in their vehicles. Participants may also access the Eugene Service Station, Atkinson Food Room, and/or Lindholm Social Services offices to meet their basic needs and utilize additional stabilizing resources.
The Overnight Parking Program provides 24/7 parking options.
The Safe Parking Program provides short-term or temporary parking options with “pull in” hours between 5:30 pm and 7:00 am.
Location and Hours
Individuals interested in enrolling in our parking programs should start by filling out the Parking Enrollment Form. Program management staff will reach out to you to determine which program you qualify for 3-5 business days after submission.
For assistance please contact the parking program manager at the Eugene Service Station (ESS), which is located at the Lindholm Service Center at:
450 Highway 99 N
Eugene, OR 97402
Or call 541.461.8688.
*Please note: this line is for messages only. Select the option for to leave a message for our Parking Programs.
The ESS is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week.
Become An Overnight or Safe Parking Host!
Would you like to be part of the solution to the growing concern of homelessness in our community? Do you own a business, commercial, or private property that could be subject to trespass or vandalism? The Overnight and Safe Parking Programs might be a win-win for both you and someone we serve. The Overnight and Safe Parking Programs provides camper screening and placement, sanitation and trash pickup, and site management at no cost to the host.
For more information, please call 541-461-8688 and select the option to leave a message for Keith Heath.
Community Benefits of Parking Programs
Providing safe places for people to park helps individuals stabilize in their lives and gain better access to services and employment. By providing legal accommodations for people in crisis, we decrease the number of police calls due to illegal parking, and assist hosts with decreased incidents of trespass and/or vandalism.