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Neighborhood Party Kits

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We make it easy to host an event!

Events and activities are a chance for neighbors to meet and build relationships with each other. Re-energize your neighborhood and work together to plan a group activity such as planting a community garden, building a little lending library, holding a potluck picnic or a summer barbeque. To help make your event successful, the City has a Neighborhood Party Kit with the essentials for your get-together.

The Party Kit includes a variety of items that fit in a yellow wagon to take it and go!

  • 10’x10’ pop-up tent in roller bag
  • 5-foot folding table
  • 2 folding chairs
  • Cooler with rollers
  • Lawn game(s)
  • Bags for recycling and garbage
  • Event sign

It’s easy – reserve it, use it, return it

The Kit can be reserved in whole or in part, please the items that suit your needs when you make your reservation. You or your designee may pick up or drop off during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, the Kit at Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Rd SW, in Tumwater.

Please fill out the reservation form and email it to:

Party Kit Application and Reservation AgreementPDF file

Party Tent Set-up InstructionsPDF file

This is a new opportunity from the Tumwater Neighborhood Matching Grant Program. The kit makes it easy to bring neighbors together to get to know each other and to have fun! The Neighborhood Party Kit can be used in conjunction with a Neighborhood Event Grant.  

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 252-5424 for more information.

Special Event Permit

If event is located on public property, a special event permit must be obtained by the Tumwater Police Department. This permit is generally required if holding your event on public property or where neighboring residents will be subject to amplified music, excess traffic, noise, and/or street closures necessary to safely hold your event. We recommend that you allow sufficient time prior to your event in order to obtain any permits that may be required.

If you the event is on private property other than your own, a letter granting permission should be included with your application. 

Please contact the City Volunteer Coordinator for assistance with the permitting process if you anticipate any of these special circumstances when hosting your event.