Sunday Streets SF and our partners are sponsoring over 100 block party permits on October 17th, 2021 so neighbors in every district of San Francisco can have fun in the streets on Phoenix Day. We hope you’ll take advantage of the program and bring play and exercise to your block with the whole San Francisco community!
Phoenix Day Block Party Program
How It Works
Block Party Hosts –
Join a special info and training session (virtual) on October 4th from 6:00-7:00pm to get important safety info, tips and tricks for a successful day, and to answer any of your outstanding questions.
Registration required – click here to register.
In the meantime, please review the Block Party Host FAQ here.
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DESIGNATE A BLOCK CAPTAIN: Every block needs one Block Captain to be the point of contact for Livable City. The Block Captain must:
- Be a resident of the block
- Manage the application process
- Assume responsibility for the block party adhering to all program guidelines
- Act as the point of contact for equipment delivery and storage
TWO STEP APPLICATION PROCESS: Each Block Captains must:
- Gather and document neighbors’ support by completing the letter of support linked above. Interested in a Google Form version that allows you to submit signatures electronically? Email at [email protected] for the link.
- Submit an Eligibility Form.
- If eligible, receive an Eventbrite link to register for a permit.
- IMPORTANT: To complete the Eligibility Form, you will need to upload a completed letter of support with signatures from 60% of the households on your block.
- EXTENDED: Eligibility Form will close on August 31, 2021, at 11:59 pm.
- Permit Registration will close on September 7, 2021, at 11:59 pm.
In the Eligibility Form, you’ll have to select your supervisorial district and answer a series of questions to help determine if your block is eligible for a block party permit. In order to qualify for a Sunday Streets Phoenix Day Block Party permit, your street must meet the SFMTA’s eligibility requirements.
All final decision on eligibility for a given block will be determined by ISCOTT, however streets that meet the following requirements are generally eligible:
- A one-block, residential street
- Free of transit service, parking meters, and emergency services (i.e. Fire or Police Station, Hospitals)
- No more than one lane of traffic in either direction
- Has no or very few ground floor businesses, multi-car parking garages, social services sites like senior centers or libraries open the weekend, or places of worship
To ensure a smooth and welcoming day for all, every block party will be required to do and document the following outreach to receive and/or maintain their permit:
- Get 60% of the households on the block to sign the letter of support (required to complete the Eligibility Form). You may also email [email protected] for a Google Form version that allows your neighbors to sign on electronically.
- Flyer every house and car on the block no later than September 17th, 2021, and document your outreach (i.e. photos of flyers on cars and houses).
- IMPORTANT Must submit documentation of flyering by September 24th or permit will be revoked.
- Place a-frames barricades with no parking signs out once received and/or no later than October 15th, 2021 (barricades to be delivered between October 6th – 15th depending on your location and the delivery schedule).
- Flyer every house and car on the block on Friday, October 15th, 2021.
There are 10 block party permits available for every district and a batch of permits for the Slow Streets Network. Eligibility Forms will be processed in the order received. Registration for final permits in each district will be first come, first served. Before completing the Eligibility Form, check the leaderboard below to see if there are still permits available in your district!
Don’t know which district you live in? Click here to find out!