One of the reasons Ames is an attractive place to live is its strong neighborhoods. Block parties in the Ames community have been a great opportunity for neighbors to interact, to welcome new residents, and for the City Council and City staff to receive input about what it important to neighborhood residents.
The Street 'N' Greet Block Party Trailer has become a very popular and highly-sought addition to neighborhood block parties. 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 program is a collaborative effort involving staff and resources from multiple City departments, including Parks and Recreation, Police, Fire, Public Works, and Fleet Services.
What's in the Trailer?
The Street 'N' Greet Block Party Trailer makes it easy for neighbors to get together and is available free of charge to Ames residents. The trailer contains street barricades, folding tables and chairs, canopy tent, portable lighting, 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 the end of March 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.