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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Cottonwood Bend

Posted on: January 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Block Party Update

Neighbors enjoying an outdoor block party

Cottonwood Bend Estates will host a block party in conjunction with the City of Allen’s Community Enhancement Department on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Bend Park, 630 Meadowbrook St.

Continue checking this page for timely updates on all the food and fun available that night! For more information, please contact Barry Cram, Senior Planner, by email or at 214.509.4181.

Details and Sign-Ups (Updated October 3, 2022):

  1. *Updated* Volunteers: Thank you to all who volunteered to pass out doorhangers, help assemble swag bags, and help with setup/cleanup the day of the event.  The official volunteer signup is closed, but feel free to contact Cottonwood Bend Resident, Bob Cubbage:, 972-898-3154 if you would still like to help the day of the party and he will put you to work.  

  2. Layout and Parking: The draft layout for the block party can be viewed here. The street closure will occur on Mountain Side Dr. as indicated on the map. All other surrounding streets will remain open for on-street parking. Residents are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to the party, as there will be limited on-street parking in the immediate vicinity. *Updated* The street closure will start at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday 10/8 and will reopen by 8 p.m. that evening. Residents who are directly affected will be informed by all means possible. 

  3. Food and Fun: 


The block party committee has secured two food trucks that will be on site during the event with items available for purchase. Both trucks accept cash and cards.

  • 9th Island Revel Foods: They offer Mexican food with Asian and Hawaiian influences and advertise that they have “Good Food for a Good Price”. See some of their offerings here: *Updated* The City was able to negotiate a reduced cost to the residents, so come on down and eat up!
  • Kona Ice of Allen: As residents of Cottonwood Bend Estates, the owners of Kona Ice are excited to be part of this event. They offer their unique “Flavorwave” that allows patrons to choose as many flavors of shaved ice as desired! Prices range from $4-$7 depending on size. Check out their website for more information:  

  • If food trucks aren’t your thing, then bring your own picnic and join us for the fun! Please note that alcohol is prohibited in all City parks.  


This is a family-friendly event with fun and games for all.

  • “Touch-a-Truck” opportunities for kids AND kids at heart featuring City of Allen Fire, Police and Public Works vehicles

  • The City’s “Let’s Party Trailer” will be onsite and loaded with fun and games. Examples include: Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Nine-Square, footballs, kickballs, etc. For a glimpse into some of the fun offerings, check out this video.
    • The trailer also comes equipped with a generator and speaker system, so get ready for some music and impromptu dance parties!

  • The sky’s the limit! Feel free to bring your favorite board game, conversation starters, box of sidewalk chalk or sports equipment to add to the fun.



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