Neighborhood Block Parties
Having a block party is a terrific way to meet or get acquainted with your neighbors, build a sense of neighborhood pride, and celebrate holidays. The City of Kettering does allow block parties on selected residential streets. Having a block party is just the kind of event that makes Kettering a great place to live.
You can submit a block party application to the Engineering Department for review. If it is approved, the Engineering Department will properly notify the Street, Fire, and Police Departments of all block party street closures. One day before the scheduled Block Party, the City’s Street Department will deliver barricades to a designated location for set up the next day by the resident.
Please print and complete the Block Party Request form. The form should be mailed or dropped off to the Engineering Department at the Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH 45429. Please have Block Party Request forms submitted at least 2 weeks before the planned event to allow the Traffic Engineer time to review the application for selected residential streets. Please call 296-2436 for questions regarding the block party request form.
Fire Department and Police Department outreach programs may be scheduled through the community relation departments for each department..
Kettering Fire Department- Community Relations 296-2489
Kettering Police Department- Community Relations 296- 2567
Ice Cream, Ice Cream: We All Scream for Ice Cream!
In 2017, at the City of Kettering Block Party, the Board of Community Relations (BCR) took an informal survey and learned that Kettering residents prefer ice cream over other treats at block parties. This year, BCR will provide free ice cream for up to 50 people at one block party per week until the grants have been exhausted. The soft serve ice cream is provided in individual serving containers. Plastic spoons and napkins will also be provided. The block party organizer can choose chocolate and/or vanilla ice cream. The block party organizer or their designated volunteer will be responsible for picking up all items from the vendor as well as coolers and ice (dry ice is suggested).
If you are planning a block party, and would like to be considered for the ice cream grant, please email Andria Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 937-296-3308.