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Neighborhood Celebrations
Neighborhood Celebrations inspire positive interactions among neighbors and build community-building efforts. Celebrations will be uniquely different in each neighborhood, based on history, current activities and culture. Event may serve to any or all of the following:

  • Celebrate neighborhood accomplishments
  • Showcase neighborhood diversity
  • Inform neighbors of community resources
  • Get neighbors involved
  • Provide opportunities for socialization

There are many beautiful areas in San Jose Parks that are perfect for a variety of outdoor events to fit any event size. If you are looking for a site to host a community gathering in your Neighborhood Park, our City Special Park Use staff can assist you with finding the perfect outdoor location for your event.

Egg Hunt
Festive activity, held close to the Easter holiday where eggs are hidden outdoors for youth to find typically held in a neighborhood park that caters to the local surrounding community.
Day Camp
An organized youth program operating two or more hours a day and at least five days a week at a City building, community center, park shelter building, gym or similar indoor facility, and including outdoor park areas, managed by PRNS. Day Camp provides no sleeping facilities and attended only during the day on weekdays, not an overnight facility. Compared to a summer camp where care and activities are provided during the summer months.
National Night Out
National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the US, held the first Tuesday of August. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.
Block Party
A block party is a large public party in which many members of a single neighborhood congregate, either to observe an event of some importance or simply for mutual enjoyment.
  • Guidelines: If you are planning a Neighborhood Block Party, you will coordinate the event directly with the City of San Jose, Secondary Permit Unit and must submit a Block Party Application to the City of San Jose, Permits Unit.
  • Block Party Applications
Private Picnic
Private reservable picnics include but are not limited to birthday parties, graduation celebrations and baby showers that utilize reserved picnic sites in regional and neighborhood parks. Private picnics are not open to the general public and are typically attended by invitation only.