To Rob and many other occupants in Oppenheimer park, they see the park as a safe haven.
The city council passed a motion in March to help the homeless in the park.
That motion included access to a warming station, 24-hour access to washrooms and assistance with accommodations. Occupants say some of these promises were never met.
However, with the sudden closure of the park, the tent city campers say they were caught off guard.
Alvin Hacket, a resident of the downtown east side since 1984, has experienced homelessness before and empathizes with the predicament.