Block Parties

It is never to early to start planning for your street’s Block Party. In the 43rd Ward, we are happy to assist any resident in launching a new Block Party or continuing on with yearly traditions.

Block Parties are recreational street closures for residents to hold an annual event for their neighborhood.  Residents may apply to close their stretch of a residential side street between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Permits are issued by the Department of Transportation and turnaround for the approval process varies on the location of the street and amount of traffic it may have. We recommend at least 2 weeks’ notice be given when planning and applying for the permit. Furthermore, our office can provide barricades to make blocking off a street easier but they are given out on a “first come first serve” basis. “No parking” signs will also be provided upon request.

If this is your first time applying for a Block Party or you have not had one in the past two years, we ask that you circulate a petition among your neighbors demonstrating support for the event.

  • Fill in this application
  • If you are having a block party for the first time, please collect signatures
  • If you want a jumping jack, click here

All applications should be sent to McKay Murphy, Community Relations Coordinator, who will assist in any other questions you may have.