"It’s nice not have to be there to respond to problems, but to see people out here, just being themselves, and getting to know everybody."
—Rockford police officer
About Strong Neighborhood Block Parties
The Strong Neighborhood Days block parties are a part of our Strong Neighborhoods initiative. They provide a safe and non-emergency space for local residents to interact with the police department, other first responders, community leaders, and local organizations. They also provide a variety of activities for local youth to participate in and free resources to literacy, education, health, and safety.
When are the block parties?
The Strong Neighborhood Days block parties are held annually over the summer. They take place on various days over the course of several weeks in different priority neighborhoods across the Rock River Valley. The 2020 dates, times, and locations have not yet been selected. Stay tuned for that information over the coming months.
Block party highlights from 2019
- 8th Avenue Strong Neighborhood House block party
- Irving Avenue Strong Neighborhood House block party
- The Grove block party