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Need guidance in planning a neighborhood event? NeighborWorks Lincoln is here to help! 

What type of event are you planning?

  • Private Party: Event will be on private property (like your house/yard). No additional permits are needed.  
  • Street Closure: Event will impact public right-of-way (from sidewalk to sidewalk). The street will be closed and the right-of-way will in some way potentially be impacted. You will need to obtain a Block Party Permit from the City of Lincoln. This will take a few weeks, so be sure to make that request at least four weeks ahead of time.
  • Neighborhood Celebration: Planning resources available from Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln.
  • Public Park: Event will impact a public park. You will need permission from Lincoln Parks and Recreation.

Note: Events with vendors, very large attendance, live performances, or exceeding the normal capacity of a park reservation, may be required to get a Special Event Permit (see below). The permitting process is different for parks and other public spaces, so plan ahead.

Permit Quick Links

Still not sure what kind of permits you might need? Give one of our Community Builders a call at 402-477-7181 and we can point you in the right direction. 

Block Party on Wheels

Reserve the NeighborWorks Lincoln Block Party on Wheels for your next outdoor function! The portable trailer is filled with everything you need for your group’s next great party. 

Things to know: 

  • Not-for-profit entities (including schools and faith-based organizations) have priority use of the trailer and will be charged a $100 non-refundable fee, plus a refundable $150 deposit to cover any damages. Groups are also responsible for any damages exceeding the deposit. 
  • For-profit entities will be charged a $250 non-refundable fee to reserve the trailer. 
  • The group reserving the trailer is responsible for obtaining all necessary reservations or permits for the event. (Check out the information above if you are not sure what permits might be needed for your gathering). 
  • Unless otherwise arranged, standard trailer delivery and pick-up times are 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., respectively. (Pick up for evening events can be arranged for the following morning).

Complete the Block Party Trailer Reservation Application now and a team member will be in touch to confirm your reservation.

All requests must be submitted at least three(3) weeks prior to the event date. 

Cancellation Policy: Applicants can cancel their request within 48 hours of submitting the reservation form. Reservations will be upheld rain or shine after the cancellation window closes.

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