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. Having a Block Party is just the kind of event that makes Kettering a great place to live!
The City of Kettering allows block parties on selected residential streets. 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 your scheduled block party, the City’s Street Department will deliver barricades to a designated location for residents to set up the next day.
Please print and complete the block party Request form. The form should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off to the Engineering Department at the Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Road, Kettering, OH 45429. Please submit the block party Request at least two weeks before the planned event, to allow the Traffic Engineer time to review the application for selected residential streets. Please call 937-296-2436 for questions regarding the Block Party Request form.
Outreach programs may be scheduled with the Fire Department and Police Department.
Kettering Fire Department- Community Relations 937-296-2489
Kettering Police Department- Community Relations 937-296-2567
Would you like free ice cream for your block party? The Kettering Board of Community Relations is pleased to offer 25 individual servings of ice cream to City-approved block parties while supplies last!
Once your block party is approved, you may pick up a certificate for your free ice cream from the Planning & Development/Engineering Desk at the Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Road. (A certificate for ice cream can be mailed, upon request, for an approved block party at least two weeks prior to the event. Please call 937-296-3020 for more information. Instructions for ice cream pickup are included with the certificate.
The Board of Community Relations (BCR) is a volunteer group of Kettering residents whose mission is promoting community inclusiveness, diversity, fair housing and positive inter-group interactions within the City and the surrounding region. BCR encourages Kettering residents to get to know each other, and block parties are a great way to do that! Also, BCR believes in the power of ice cream!