Are you looking to set up a Block Party for your neighborhood? Fantastic! Block Parties are the best way to get to know your neighbors, your local government representatives, and your neighborhood resource staff.
Block Parties vary from a simple gathering of a few folks in a front yard sharing memories and beverages, to elaborate, highly organized events involving dozens of streets in a neighborhood. Whichever type suits your area; we encourage you to make this a day to renew neighborhood awareness, exchange greetings, and to celebrate the importance of neighborhood relationships.
Block Parties are ways for neighborhoods to come together, get to know each other, and form relationships that:
• Promote a stronger sense of community
• Promote higher safety within the neighborhood
• Provide opportunities to meet face-to-face with city officials and service providers in order to better understand what resources are available, and how to address concerns, questions, or suggestions
The Block Parties can also be used as an organizing event for a neighborhood block. These events further the sense of community as we provide a unified voice that can better address any concerns or suggestions with “strength in numbers”. The City of Holland actively supports and encourages neighborhood block parties because of all the benefits.
Your imagination is the limit when planning activities that will make your block party memorable. Provide safe and fun activities appropriate for the age groups present.
City of Holland Block Party Registration Forms and Planning Packets can be found at the bottom of this page and more resources for throwing a great party can be found on our "Tips for Planning Your Block Party" page.