Block Party Program

2023 Block Party applications have now closed. 2024 Block Party applications will begin in April 2024.

2023 Block Party applications have now closed. 2024 Block Party applications will begin in April 2024.

Register your block party

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.

What's new for 2023?

There are a few changes this year to the way block parties operate. Refer to the How-To Guide for complete details. Some of the changes include:

  •  Three options for the party location:
    • Private property (such as the host's backyard)
    • Closed street (full street or cul-de-sac closure, not available for all streets)
    • City-owned park or green space 
  • Insurance requirements for Block Party hosts. Refer to the How-To Guide for details.

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.
  • 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.
  • Make it a Spruce Up party - Go green and combine your block party with the Spruce Up Spruce Grove community clean up.
  • Plan a Bike Rodeo - Everything you need to know to incorporate bicycle safety skill building and an obstacle course into your party.

Questions?

Email or call Community Social Development at 780-962-7618.

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