Block party permits

Requests for block party permits must be submitted in writing at least two weeks prior to the event.

Required information includes name, address, phone number, day of the event (with rain date if applicable), the exact block to be barricaded, and the time of the event.

Download application

For block party questions, call the Village at (708) 714-3526.

Go GREEN with your blockparty

Let’s plant “Parkways For Pollinators” gardens!

Host a Green Block Party and Deep Roots Project will visit your block for a hands on garden planting activity on the grassy parkway between the sidewalk and the curb. Kids and adults alike will have a dirt load of fun planting a 4 x 10 ft. native flower garden to bring back butterflies, humming birds and other pollinators to your block!

Parkways for Pollinators is a collaboration between Deep Roots Project and the River Forest Sustainability Commission.

All you need to do is:

  • Check “YES” to host a Green Block Party on your permit application, and:
  • Check “YES” that you want a free sidewalk pollinator garden planting activity.
  • Click here to learn about the sun or shade pollinator garden choices.
  • Decide who will be your gardening activity coordinator.

It’s that simple.

Deep Roots Project will then:

  • Contact you, or your gardening activity coordinator, to schedule a time to meet and decide on your garden location.
  • Prep the garden area prior to your block party. Deep Roots Project will take care of prepping the area so all you have to do, is enjoy some planting fun!
  • Arrange the best time to visit your Green Block Party.
  • Bring the tools, the plants and the expertise. Guide kids and adults through the planting activity.

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