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Host a neighbourhood block party as an opportunity for people to meet and get to know each other.

The focus is on having fun but some communities find it a great way to work together on a neighbourhood project.


  • Have fun
  • Meet your neighbours and make new friends
  • Re-establish old friendships
  • Increase the sense of belonging to a community
  • Encourage neighbours to look after each other and the neighbourhood
  • Promote safety and help prevent crime by looking out for each other and recognizing faces
  • Increase security by knowing your neighbours' schedules
  • Learn about your community history

City of Edmonton Permits

Road Use Permit

A permit is required from the City when a neighbourhood event is held on a location where there is traffic (streets, back alleys, or cul-de-sacs). The permit is required to block off the street. Signatures from all your neighbours in the event zone are required on the permit to show support for the event, whether or not they plan to attend.

The permit must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the event. The permit includes pick-up and delivery of road barriers.

Alcohol consumption is not permitted on city roads or public property.

Block Party Permit Application

Parkland Permits

Parkland Permits for a neighbourhood park are available from your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator at no cost. Dogs are allowed on trails in parks, but not on sports fields or playgrounds. Alcohol consumption is prohibited. Food, drink, alcohol or merchandise cannot be sold on parkland. No vehicles are permitted on a park site. At the end of the function, the site needs to be clean.

Liability insurance is required for parties on City parkland. If your event is a sponsored Community League event, their insurance may cover you. If not, you may wish to check with your home insurance.

Your easy how-to guide to organizing a neighbourhood block party.

Fire Pits

Always check to see if there is an active fire ban in the City of Edmonton.

Ask your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator to add a fire permit to your application if your block party will be held on parkland.

If your block party is held on the street, then neighbours are asked to follow the same guidelines that are set by the Open Air Fire Bylaw.

Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch Block Party

An Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch (ENW) Block Party gives you access to crime prevention handouts, free children's activities, signage, sign-in sheets, discounts from local retailers, give-away items from ENW and other partners.


For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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