Block Party Trailer

The Block Party Trailer is FREE for Thornton residents to reserve and is filled with many necessary and useful items to help you and your neighbors throw a successful block party!

  • Thornton residents may begin reserving the Block Party Trailer on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 beginning at 8 a.m.
  • The first available block party reservation date will be Friday, June 7, 2024. 
  • Reservations must be done at least a week in advance of your scheduled block party. 
  • The last available block party reservation date will be Sunday, September 29, 2024.

Items in the trailer include:

  • ​8 six-foot tables
  • 4 folding picnic tables
  • 32 folding chairs
  • 4 ice chests
  • 3 water coolers
  • 3 trashcans with liners
  • 1 fire extinguisher
  • 1 first aid kit
  • 4 barricades
  • 1 basketball hoop with 1 basketball
  • 1 horseshoe set
  • 1 corn hole bag toss
  • 1 ladder toss
  • 1 volleyball/badminton set with 1 volleyball
  • 1 football
  • 1 soccer ball
  • 12 hula hoops

Trailer Availability: 

The Block Party Trailer may be reserved during the months of June-September on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Reservations must be done at least a week in advance of your scheduled Block Party.


  • The person reserving the trailer must be:
    the party host
    a Thornton resident having the trailer delivered to a Thornton address only, delivering to a Thornton park is not allowed.
    21 years of age or older
    responsible for the trailer and its contents from the time it is delivered until the trailer is picked up 
    must be present to sign for the trailer when it is delivered
    must be present when the trailer is picked up
  • The doors to the trailer need to be secured when not in use.

  • If your event requires a street closure you will need to submit a Traffic Control Permit Application.

  • An alcohol permit is required if you choose to have alcohol at a party that will take place on city sidewalks, streets or at parks. The alcohol permit takes 30 days to process and requires a refundable deposit of $50. If you would like to apply, please read the instructions, complete the application and submit it with other applicable documents to the City Clerk's Office, 9500 Civic Center Drive. A link to the permit is located on the right hand side of this page.
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    The trailer will be delivered by Thornton Parks staff, between 9-10 a.m. on the day of the block party. 
    When parking the Block Party Trailer on the street along the curb, you will need 44' for the truck and trailer, 12' behind the trailer for the ramp unloading space and 6' in front of the truck so that the truck has room to pull out once it has unhooked from the trailer. The trailer including the wheel wells is 8.5 feet wide. When the trailer is unhooked and the rear ramp is dropped, you will need 27' plus about 6' of working room at the end of the ramp. The trailer cannot be parked in parking spots or driveways.

    The trailer will be picked up between 8-9 a.m. the day AFTER the block party. 

    Trailer must be ready for pickup by 8 a.m. the day after the block party and must be cleaned and in the same condition as when it was delivered. Parks staff will do an inventory of the contents when the trailer is picked up. We will need at least 30' of open space in front of the trailer so the truck can back up to the trailer and hook onto it.

How to Reserve:

Thornton residents may reserve the Block Party Trailer online by clicking here, or through walk-in reservations by visiting the Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd. or Trail Winds Recreation Center, 13495 Holly St.