Block parties are simply a GREAT way to meet your neighbors! They provide a casual relaxed setting where residents can meet, play, eat and hopefully find similarities that bring them closer together. Neighborhood meetings are great places to discuss business and issues, but then to be formal and less conducive to meeting new people. With a little effort and consistency, a neighborhood of strangers can be transformed into a connected community of families that care for each other and the overall health and vibrancy of their neighborhood.
To be successful, a block party requires some planning. This page and the resources listed below are intended to help you and your neighborhood organize, find needed resources, advertise, and make sure all the necessary approvals and permits (as needed) have been filed in a timely manner.
For questions and more information about Neighborhood Events, please contact the West Valley City Neighborhood Services Office at 801-963-3285.
The City is frequently asked to attend community events and provide information tables about city resources and programs. The Neighborhood Services Office is excited to be part of these valuable community building events when staff time and resources permit.
A Special Event Permit is required for a wide variety of events or short-term activities that may impact neighboring properties, and that may involve: the use of temporary structures; the temporary use of property for commercial or charitable purposes; the use of temporary displays visible off the property or sound systems audible off the property; the temporary use of public rights-of-way; or the use of temporary signage. Special Events may include, but are not limited to, fairs, festivals, carnivals, charitable fundraising events, marathons, parades. For questions and more information about the Special Events Permit, please contact the West Valley City Planning and Zoning Division at 801-963-3282.