You can request the Block Party Trailer (BPT) at any time with your application. The trailer is crammed full of the "stuff" you need. Here's some of what's in it:
8 lightweight picnic tables
47 lightweight chairs
2 large coolers
2 10' x 10' canopy tents
Dog bowl holders
Lawn Games (corn hole, giant jenga, giant connect 4, and more!)
Want Some Help Getting Started?
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, or stay tuned for the guide of how to host a great block party!
How to Reserve the Trailer with Us:
Check the calendar to see when the trailer is available.
If you need street closures, plan to let us know at least a month in advance! Closing streets does require the signature of all affected properties and Public Safety notification, so give yourself plenty of time.
Obtain the required permit for your block party. Just complete the Block Party Application form and submit it to the Neighborhood Planning team. Stay tuned for our video explaining how to apply in MyGov, our new application platform.
For further questions, please reach out to us at (972) 412-6165.
Pickup and Dropoff
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.