Block Parties

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The City of Coquitlam Block Party program was created to encourage neighbours to connect and create a sense of community in our residential neighbourhoods. Block parties are a great way to build new friendships and enhance safety and awareness in the neighbourhood. 

Block Parties Reimagined for 2020

Given the current health and safety recommendations around social distancing, we are adapting the current program so neighbours can maintain community connection, all while maintaining physical distance. 

Who can host a block party?

You can host a block party if you are a Coquitlam resident and live in the neighbourhood.

Where can I host a block party?

This year, block parties must take place outdoors on private property in Coquitlam. It can take place on a porch, balcony, driveway or outdoor common area. Please note, we are not recommending gatherings in the street and parties should have a maximum of ​30 people.

Top 10 Tips for Holding a Physically-Distanced Block Party

  • Invite your neighbours to the block party by sending digital invitations.
  • Encourage each household to set up tables and chairs in their front yard, driveway or on their balcony.
  • Practise physical distancing; maintain 2 metres from those not from the same household.
  • #SupportLocal by encouraging each household to order takeout to eliminate shared food and utensils.
  • Practise good hygiene. Don’t forget to wash your hands often and for at least 20 seconds. Cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm.
  • Encourage the use of masks to help protect those around you.
  • Set up your patio umbrella in case it rains.
  • Choose a theme for your block party and encourage guests to dress up to show their community spirit.
  • Add some up-beat, family-friendly music for everyone to enjoy.
  • Encourage guests to decorate their home or string up some festive lights.

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  • What are the benefits of registering your block party?

  • What are the application requirements?

  • Are there block party guidelines?

  • Can I receive funding for my block party?

Contact Us 

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us: 

Phone: 604-927-6968
Email: blockparties@coquitlam.ca