Block Party Program

The City’s Block Party program runs each year and encourages Spruce Grove residents to get to know their neighbours while becoming more connected to the community.

Register your block party

Applications are accepted until September 13. Parties can be held until Sept. 29.

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Register your block party

What's new for 2024?

  • Host information sessions:
    • Thinking of hosting a neighbourhood block party this summer but don't know where to start? Drop by one of our free host information sessions. Community Social Development staff will be on hand to explain the registration process, supports/resources available to hosts, assist with registrations, and answer any questions you have. Refreshments will be provided.
    • Date: Thursday, May 2
    • Time: 1-3 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.
    • Location: Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way #100, Spruce Grove)
  • Hosts can request either a food voucher or gift card to purchase food and refreshments for their party.
  • We've added a new Get to Know Your Neighbours Guide as a resource for hosts.

Why host a block party?

There are lots of reasons!

  • Get to know the people who live on your street. Neighbours who know each other are more likely to look out for one another.
  • Establish a sense of belonging for your neighbourhood and community.
  • Create a connected neighbourhood where neighbours help each other.
  • Receive a voucher to help pay for food and refreshments at your party.
  • Get access to games/activity rentals and signage to advertise your party.

Resources for hosts

  • Fillable invitations - Fill out the details then print off the invitations and distribute them to your neighbours.
  • Advertising poster - Print off the poster (11 x 17 inches) and advertise your party.
  • NEW* Get to Know Your Neighbours Guide - Community-building activities and resources.
  • Game Guide - Choose some games to play at your party.
  • Sign in sheet - Keep track of who is attending your party and save their contact details for next time.
  • Plan a Bike Rodeo - Everything you need to know to incorporate bicycle safety skill building and an obstacle course into your party.


Find a list of our Frequently Asked Questions below, or email or call Community Social Development at 780-962-7618. 

Yes, you must be a Spruce Grove resident to host a Block Party under the City of Spruce Grove’s Block Party Program.

Learn about similar programs in Parkland County and Stony Plain.

There are three options for block party locations:

  • On the host’s private property (such as backyard, front lawn, etc.)
  • On a closed street (full street or cul-de-sac closure, not available for all streets)
  • In a City-owned park or green space

Block parties can be hosted throughout the summer (May to September), on weekends or during the week. Date restrictions are applicable for closed street block parties and green space/park block parties, for technical capacity reasons (ex: other events happening at the same time/place).

Yes, insurance is mandatory for closed street block parties and green space/park block parties. Insurance is recommended but not mandatory for block parties held on private property. Learn more about insurance requirements in the How-to Guide.

Many resources are available to support block party hosts with planning and organizing, such as block party signage and advertising tools, leisure equipment and material, ideas for creating connections between neighbours, and financial support if requested. Logistical support is also available through the City’s Block Party Program Coordinator.

For support with your block party application, please email, call 780-962-7618 or come to the Community Social Development office (414 King street) during regular business hours.


As a public body, the City of Spruce Grove’s authority to collect and use of personal information is subject to limitation under the Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.

No Personal information will be collected by or for the City of Spruce Grove UNLESS:

  1. The collection is expressly authorized by an enactment of Alberta or Canada
  2. For the purpose of a law enforcement matter
  3. The information relates directly to and is necessary for an operating program or activity of the City.

Any unsolicited emails or correspondence will be destroyed in a reasonable timeframe and will not be retained by the City of Spruce Grove.