City encourages block parties

By Staff Reports    
Friday, 31 August 2007
Sept. 15, 2007, is the official 19th annual City-Wide Block Party day in Tulsa and city officials encourage all neighborhoods to participate.  Residents meeting with neighbors can build relationships that grow stronger communities and accomplish common projects important to each resident.

Tulsa’s Working in Neighborhoods (W.I.N.) Department offers assistance with parties and can provide traffic control devices (barricades and/or cones).  Party hosts can also request visits from Police or Fire Department representatives on a first-come, first-served basis.

Block parties are a good way for neighbors to meet and share information and to create unity, said Mayor Kathy Taylor.  “We hope that as many neighborhoods as possible will organize and conduct block parties.  They are a great way to build community spirit and that can help residents solve problems and address needs,” the mayor said. “Strong neighborhoods make strong communities and strong communities make great cities.”

Neighborhood groups can host block parties at any time of the year. The City of Tulsa each year designates a Saturday in mid September as the official Block Party Day and makes City resources available to the event organizers.  Events should be registered at least two weeks ahead of time if requests are being made for barricades, traffic cones, recycling bins or visits from police or fire officials.

Registration and request forms can be found on-line at:

A free booklet: “Block Parties: 5 Steps for success” can also be downloaded from that web page.  Forms also be requested by calling W.I.N. Neighborhood Liaison Millicent Adu-H’Torah at 596-1292.
Last Updated ( Friday, 31 August 2007 )