The weather is warming up and it’s time to think about gathering your neighbors for some weekend fun. The new City of Grand Junction Neighborhood Block Party Trailer makes it easy. All you have to do is reserve the trailer, add some of our great Grand Valley weather, provide some food, drinks and neighbors and you are ready to go! The trailer is available at no cost to you.
The trailer is equipped with useful items including street-closure equipment, chairs and tables, water coolers and tubs for ice, lawn games and even clean-up supplies. The City will tow the trailer to your street or site and it is yours to use. Just pack it up clean and organized for the next neighborhood group and the City will tow it from your site.
The Connection Between Block Parties and Stronger Communities
The goal of launching the Neighborhood Block Party Trailer is to make it easier for neighbors to gather together and spend some enjoyable time with, and get to know, one another. These types of gatherings have been around for decades, but such activities are relevant, maybe even more so, today. By spending time with neighbors and strengthening those relationships, communities become more resilient in the face of unexpected issues and concerns. In this way, the City views block parties as an important tool to help create safe, resilient and friendly neighborhoods increasing the livability for residents and strengthening the community fabric.
Thinking About Hosting a Block Party?
If you are interested in hosting a block party and don’t know where to begin, contact the City Neighborhood Program or visit gjcity.org/neighborhoods. Block parties can be simple potlucks with friendly conversation and a few activities for kids. They may also be highly organized gatherings with barbecues, food trucks, music, children’s parades, art and talent contests…and the list goes on. The City can provide you with theme ideas, suggest activities, help you get in touch with other City departments for a visit from local firefighters or police officers, or just assist you in reserving our new Block Party Trailer!
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