A great neighborhood is the backbone of a strong city, and all residents play a fundamental part in making a neighborhood great. Each one of you brings strength and life to a community. We, as your neighborhood planners are here to assist you to build and sustain the structure that makes your neighborhood thrive. Therefore, we want to tell you that neighborhood block parties are a great way to start building a strong community bond, as it supports opportunities for social interaction with one another. Block parties usually take place on the street or a neighborhood park where residents can enjoy food, games, and conversation with each other. So, if you are ready to have one, we can assist!
You can request the Block Party Trailer (BPT) at any time with your application. The trailer contains everything you need to set the stage for a great Block Party!
The BPT is crammed full of the "stuff" you need:
If you have requested the BPT, we will schedule a drop-off time with an adult over the age of 18. Usually, the trailer will be dropped off on a Friday afternoon and will be retrieved on the following Monday. Do you want to have a block party on a Thursday? No problem! We can work together and accommodate your request. If you need street closure we will work with the police and fire departments for approval.
Contact the Neighborhood Planning team for individual or group training to help you get your block party advertised, organized, and enjoyed by all of your neighbors.