Neighborhood Services E-newsletter
Neighborhood Night Out
Neighborhood Night Out is an opportunity to celebrate one of the many things that makes Fort Collins such a great place to live - your neighbors and community members!
Neighborhoods across Fort Collins host block parties, cookouts, field events, pool parties, musical groups, kid-friendly activities, bike parades, and more!
How To Plan Your Event
- Talk with your neighbors so you have help with planning, advertising, and organizing the event - the more the merrier!
- Decide what kind of event you want to have: a block party, cookout or potluck, ice cream social, bike parade, or something else that works for your neighborhood!
- Pick a time and a place. The most common choice is someone's yard, a "closed" street, or a nearby park.
- Remember, if you want to block off any public street you will need to complete a special event permit.
- Register your event with Neighborhood Services.
- Online registration has closed. Please call our office if you are still interested in participating - (970) 224-6046
- By registering you will receive a goodie-bag with complimentary items for the event, a free t-shirt, and your event will be added to a map of all NNO events. The map will be given to police, fire, and City Councilmembers for potential visits.
- Think about applying for a neighborhood grant which can offset costs by up to $500.
- Visit our grants page to find information on how to apply.
- Spread the word - invite your neighbors to participate! Consider the following:
- Knock on doors and deliver flyers
- Include an invitation in your neighborhood or HOA newsletter
- Get the word out on social media. Include the hashtag #FoCoNightOut
- Send a message through your neighborhood email distribution group
- Post information on your neighborhood or HOA website
- Depending on what your event is, encourage neighbors to bring something:
- lawn chairs, potluck items, BBQ grills, ice cream toppings, and their own plates, cups, bowls, and utensils (to avoid disposables and creating a lot of trash).
- Other ideas for you: If you have a neighborhood fire station, invite them directly. Try creating a "contact map" of the neighborhood so everyone has emergency numbers for each household.
- If you plan to use your neighborhood park for your event, please complete a park use form and fax it to Parks at 970-221-6849.