Neighbourhood Events on Parkland:
Events that are held within community or district parks are considered neighbourhood events. They range from simple gatherings such as birthday parties, picnics and weddings to niche events or festivals organized for the entire neighbourhood. The City of Edmonton has guidance and support available to you if you are looking to host an event on parkland. Some events require a permit or insurance to proceed. Please click here for more information.
If you have questions about Riverbend Community League activities or program schedules, or would like to work with the Community League to plan an event at a League facility, or on League land, email us and we will do our best to help!
There are a lot of good reasons to consider planning a block party in your neighbourhood. For starters, they are fun! You don’t have to drive anywhere. You’ll be among people with whom you have something in common – you all chose the same neighbourhood, after all. And it’s an opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones.
First-time organizer? Give yourself at least a few weeks to plan a block party. Consider having name tags, a few potential ice breaker activities, and posting a map of the houses on the block where residents can fill in their names where their houses are. Remember that free city permits are necessary, road closures and insurance may be needed, and it’s crucial to be considerate regarding access, noise, music, and lighting.
The City of Edmonton and Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch both offer great how-to guides and other resources, including handouts, freebies, signs, and connections to contacts. Check out Block Party – Edmonton Neighbourhood Watch and Block Parties and Play Streets | City of Edmonton
So go ahead, rock your block, and have fun planning your block party!