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Neighborhood Services

Neighborhood Services

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Neighborhood Services is your connection for finding and utilizing city departments and resources. We are here for you. 

Be sure to check out all the resources available to you, from neighborhood grants to the block party trailer. For any questions or to gather more information, contact Brenda Ritenour, Neighborhood Liaison, at [email protected] or 303-441-1895.

LATEST NEWS

Reserve the city’s Block Party Trailer!
​Registration now open for 2019

NOTE: Community interest in the block party trailer is high! As dates have filled up quickly, Neighborhood Services would like to make it a bit easier to secure a reservation for the party trailer. Remaining available dates will be updated during weekdays until fully booked. 

As of Thursday, April 25, remaining dates are: Saturday, June 15, Sunday, June 16, Saturday, July 6, and Sunday Aug. 4.

Round up your neighbors and have some fun this year with a neighborhood block party! And the City of Boulder’s popular block party trailer makes it easy — all you have to do is reserve the trailer, add food, drinks and friends and you are ready to go … all at no cost to you.

The party trailer can be reserved for Saturdays and Sundays from June 1 through Sept. 29! If your preferred dates are already booked, you’re welcome to join the waitlist. If a date becomes available, you will be contacted with reservation information.

For more information about the party trailer and to reserve your date, click the Block Party Trailer button below.

Community Cleanup all month long in May

Each year, hundreds of volunteers rally together to get the city ready for summer. City-hosted projects include trail and pathway maintenance, tree plantings, park beautification, creek cleanups and more. City staff and volunteer captains will provide volunteers with materials and instructions to make the day productive and fun. It is a great, family-friendly way to give back while mingling with other Boulderites. 

WANT TO COORDINATE YOUR OWN CLEANUP PROJECT?  We invite you to gather your neighbors and bring Community Cleanup into your own neighborhood. Design and implement the project that will make the most impact. City of Boulder’s Neighborhood Services will support you with latex gloves, trash-bags and some snacks for your crew. And we’ll reimburse up to $300 of project expenses. 

Visit Count Me In Boulder, the one-stop solution for all volunteer projects, to be a part of the volunteer team at one of the city-hosted or neighborhood projects. Visit the calendar to explore all of the projects available during Community Cleanup in May. 

Here's how to navigate to the correct spot for registration:

  • Click on the Register Now button below.
  • Once on the Count Me In homepage, scroll down and click on “Community Cleanup Month”
  • Move the calendar to April to see the opportunities in sage green.

To register a Neighborhood Project:

  • Click on the Register Now button below.
  • Once on the Count Me In homepage, scroll down and click on “Request your own Neighborhood cleanup project”
  • Create your Count Me In account or log in
  • Fill in the Project Request page

Neighborhood Connection Grants

Neighborhood Services encourages you to apply for one of the many Neighborhood Connection Grant opportunities in 2019! These grants are designed to increase opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other in fun, relaxing and positive ways, creating pathways for communication, collaboration and resilience. Take a moment to explore the wide range of grant categories, available funding and guidelines. Get those creative juices flowing and start the application process today.

All the information you need is available on the Neighborhood Connection Grants page. 

Neighborhood Office Hours

Brenda Ritenour, your neighborhood liaison, is excited to bring her office out into the community and hear about the subjects important to you, meeting you where you are. The first handful of dates are currently scheduled, but be sure to keep an eye on this page for the upcoming schedule as it continues to grow throughout 2019.

APRIL

Tuesday, April 2: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Dr., 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 10: Apertivo in Gunbarrel, 5530 Spine Road, from 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, April 16: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 23: Amante Coffee in Central Boulder, 1035 Walnut St., from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 24: With Boulder Housing Partners at Broadway East community center, 3114 Broadway, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 30: Amante Coffee in North Boulder, 4580 Broadway, 9 to 11 a.m.

MAY

Tuesday, May 7: Flatiron Park, east of 55th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Pearl Parkway near the food trucks, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 8: Apertivo in Gunbarrel, 5530 Spine Road, from 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, May 15: Brewing Market, 1918 13th St., 2 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21: Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 29: Lucky's Market in South Boulder, 695 S. Broadway, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

JUNE

Wednesday, June 5: Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12: Apertivo in Gunbarrel, 5530 Spine Road, from 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, June 26: With Boulder Housing Partners at Broadway East community center, 3114 Broadway, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

STAY CURRENT

Building Bridges: How do we listen to each other?

A big thank you to all of those who took part in these important and engaging community workshops focused on developing meaningful approaches to civic discourse. Participants have been identifying themes that are critical for fostering meaningful dialogue and engagement, and it's easy to continue the discussion online whether you attended one of the workshops or would like to take part now. To quickly get up to speed, materials and information from previous workshops are available.     

Neighborhood Services Can Help You:

Navigate City Departments

Have a concern that you think the city can help with but you're not sure who to call? Neighborhood Services is always a great first step. Reach out to us at the contact information provided along the right hand side of this page and we will get you to the right place.

Top links: Webpages at bouldercolorado.gov with information you need today. Check back for updates each quarter.

  • City Council : City Council agendas and information packets; live and archived meetings; contact information for council members
  • Planning and Development : Building codes and permitting; Planning and Development office hours and form
  • All about snow : Interactive snow map; residential street plowing program; Boulder County snow removal routes; volunteer snow removal (Icebusters)
  • Parking : Neighborhood Parking Program; parking areas map; enforcement information
  • Open Space and Mountain Parks : Temporary trail closures, advisories and fire bans; trailheads and recreation activities; nature hikes and programs
  • Go Boulder : Bike, Walk, Bus pages; transportation maps; Neighborhood EcoPass Program
  • Volunteerism : Boards and Commissions; Boulder Public Library; Open Space Mountain Parks
  • Forestry : Emerald ash borer; street tree requests; Boulder notable tree tour
  • Boulder Measures : Data dashboard related to city programs and community indicators
  • City Budget : 2018 Approved Budget; Balancing Act – interactive budget simulator; Capital Improvement Program

Build Community In Your Neighborhood

Neighborhood Connection Grants: Neighborhood Services offers grants and other resources to help you activate your community and get to know your neighbors. New Neighborhood Connection Grant Guidelines  announced !

Community Events and Programming: Neighborhood Services hosts community programs throughout the year such as HOA Board resources, Good Neighboring, and City 101.

Block Party Permitting, Trailer and other resources: Information on when/how to get a Block Party Permit, how to reserve the Block Party Trailer, and a tool kit for great block party ideas and resources. 

Connect to City Projects and Issues

We need to hear from you for various city projects. Visit the Engagement Calendar to find out when and how to participate.