Block Party Program

Host a Block Party!

A Block Party is a great way to meet your neighbours and have fun – but there’s more to it than that.

Did you know Block Parties promote community wellness, neighbourhood safety and support your personal and mental wellbeing?

  • Getting to know your neighbours can help you make new friendships
  • Knowing the people on your block can reduce opportunities for criminal activity
  • Having a relationship with the people that live near you can help support you in an emergency situation
  • Finding out who your neighbours are can build connections for your children, providing them with friendships and safe spaces to play
  • Living in a community that values friendship and fun increases your quality of life

Have we inspired you to host a block party of your own?

Here’s some simple steps to help you plan and host your Block Party.

Determine if your street is a good place to party. 

What makes a good Block Party location? Main arteries, busy streets and roads that are part of the Highway system, (Wheatland Trail) can’t be closed off for the purpose of a block party. If you live on a busy street, consider a gathering at the nearest greenspace, or connect with a neighbour that lives on the closest side-street to your home. 

Meet your neighbours. 

They’re invited right?

Make sure you connect with the people that live in your area. A boisterous party and unexpected road closure could catch your neighbours off-guard. Let your neighbours know you’re planning a party and invite them! While you’re at it, check if they have any concerns and leave them your contact information so they can ask you questions.

*If you need a hand with this, use our premade, ready-to-print, Block party invitations! Download them here. 

Do your research. 

If you’re planning to have a BBQ, firepit, bouncy house or other elements, check into the regulations and safety requirements first. Here’s some resources to reference:

*Tip, end your party by 10:00pm to avoid the need for a special noise permit.

Please note that alcohol consumption is permitted on private property only. Please make sure your party-goers are aware. 

Think Safety.

It’s not fun to think about bad things happening, but nothing crashes a party like a safety concern.

  • Consider having a first aid kit handy – and someone that knows how to use it.
  • Ask your neighbours if they have any severe allergies.
  • Encourage safe behaviours like supervising children and not over-consuming alcohol.
  • Do not block emergency access to your street and the dwellings on your block. A barricade can be quickly moved out of the way, but a giant bouncy castle, sun shade or even several lawn chairs could create a hazard, or slow down an emergency response time if they’re located in the wrong place. 
Plan Ahead. 

Pick a future date that leaves enough time for planning. A road closure request takes a minimum of five business day to approve. Please give us at least 15 days notice to approve your Block Party Application. 

Submit a Block Party application form. 

The form will help us – help you. Let us know when and where your party will be. We can help you with road closure approvals and other details depending on what you’re planning. Complete your form here - it's easy, we promise! 

What we do:

  • Submit your road closure request.
  • Answer your questions and provide you with helpful resources.
  • Drop off and pick up road closure barricades.
  • By request, we’re happy to provide 1-2 sets of cornhole for your Block Party. If this sounds good to you, just let us know on your Block Party Form! 

What you do:

  • Invite your neighbours.
  • Place and remove your road closure barricades, (barricades can’t be placed until the start time of your road closure, and must be removed by the end time of your road closure). Your barricades will be dropped off prior to your event, on the side of the road. Once you event is over, leave them where you found them, and we’ll pick them up.  
  • Plan a fun, inclusive party and encourage your block to help out!

Conditions to remember. 

  • Block Parties must be occupied predominantly by owner/residents of the area. 
  • Block party time limits are 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Be considerate of your noise level so as not to disrupt residents in the surrounding neighbourhoods. 
  • The Block party host that appears on the application form and road closure request must be present at the party until its conclusion.
  • Please report any  problems or concerns to Municipal Enforcement 403-361-2112. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. 

Easy right?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to get started, let us help! Send an email to and we’d be happy to assist you.  

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