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.
Reserve the city’s Block Party Trailer!
Registration now open for 2019
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 5: Heifer and the Hen, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12: Aperitivo in Gunbarrel, 5530 Spine Road, from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, June 18: Amante Coffee in Central Boulder, 1035 Walnut St., from 1 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26: With Boulder Housing Partners at Broadway East community center, 3114 Broadway, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, July 10: Aperitivo in Gunbarrel, 5530 Spine Road, 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, July 16: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, Tantra Park, Hanover Avenue and S. 46th Street, 10 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, July 30: East Boulder Community Park, 5660 Sioux Dr., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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:
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
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.