Neighborhood Block Party Permit

Are you having a neighborhood block party or neighborhood event like a Movie in a Park? Please review the following information to determine if you should apply for a Neighborhood Block Party permit. There is no cost and many benefits.

You Will Need a Neighborhood Block Party Permit If

  • You are hosting the event in a public park.
  • You are requesting a street closure.

Even if you are not required to get a permit, there are many benefits to doing so:

  • City departments (like Parks Maintenance and Traffic) are automatically notified of your event, making your event more successful.
  • While there is no guarantee that they will be able to attend, a block party permit notifies the Arvada Police Department and Arvada Fire Protection District of your event for safety purposes and community-building.

What Is a Neighborhood Block Party

A neighborhood block party is any event open to your neighbors to be held within your neighborhood or in your neighborhood park.

The following rules apply to all neighborhood block parties at Arvada Public Parks:

  • Bouncy Castles and other inflatable gyms and obstacle courses are prohibited.
  • Park Pavilion: If the park has a rentable park pavilion, you must reserve the pavilion.
  • Petting zoo, farm, and livestock animals: not allowed on turf areas.
  • The park must remain open to the public.
  • Amplified noise must adhere to the city noise ordinance.
  • All City parks close at 11 pm per the city parks ordinance.

Before You Begin

Please Note: All applications must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event.

Tips for filling out the online application:

  • Under job value, use "0". This is the cost of the permit.
  • "Location of the event" is the description of where the event will take place. (E.g. 59th pl cul-de-sac)
  • "Location" ties your application to a specific address. If your event is in a City park, you can use the Parks and Trails map to search for the address.
  • Printing approved permits: Once your permit has been approved, go into the eTRAKiT system and retrieve your permit under "Attachments"

Note: Make sure to have these attachments ready before you begin your application:

Get Started with Your Permit

The City of Arvada uses eTRAKiT for the Neighborhood Block Party Permit process.

Please Note: All applications must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the scheduled event.


Email the Arvada Neighborhoods.