One of the reasons Ames is an attractive place to live is its strong neighborhoods. The volunteers who originally organized the Street ‘N’ Greet Block Party Trailer believed that neighborhood block parties strengthen relationships within and between neighborhoods and help Ames be a more welcoming and inclusive community. The Street ‘N’ Greet Block Party Trailer makes it easy for neighbors to get together, and is available free of charge to Ames residents.
What's in the Trailer?
The trailer contains street barricades, folding tables and chairs, a karaoke machine, outdoor games for children and adults, and more.
How to Make a Reservation
The Street 'N' Greet Block Party Trailer may be reserved for weekends from March 30 through the end of October. The trailer is available for two events per weekend. Choose from Fridays from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
STEP 1: Check the Reservation Calendar to review available dates.
STEP 2: Review the Trailer Guidelines for information on the reservation process and guidelines for using the trailer.STEP 3: Submit a Reservation Request Form. Once you have submitted the online form, City staff will contact you regarding the requested date of your block party.
Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 515-239-5341.
Read about How to Throw a Block Party for event planning suggestions and tips.