D Avenue Block Party | May 22

The recent warm and sunny weather might have been teasing us, but a little bit of drizzle and grey skies won’t stop our celebration next week. The block party is still a go!

Engineering, Public Works and the Library Departments invite you to commemorate the one-year anniversary of breaking ground on the new D Avenue, and celebrate National Public Works Week!

Join us:

Wednesday, May 22
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
On D Avenue, between 4th-5th Streets (the block in front of the Library)*

Event highlights include:

  • Fun and creative games
  • Guest speakers – brief ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m.
  • Ice cream and popcorn
  • Equipment show and tell
  • Tours of the new rain gardens
  • Giveaways
  • A Master Gardeners’ presentation on how to create your own rain garden (begins at 7 p.m. at the Library)

Bring the whole family to get a behind-the-scenes view of Oscar the Street Sweeper, climb aboard an excavator, or watch a live video of a robotic camera inspecting a sewer pipe!

Parking is limited at the library – please walk or ride your bike to this local event.

*Please note, to provide ample room for event set-up, D Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets will be closed to all traffic the day of the event. This includes no on-street parking within the block. Thank you for your understanding!  


Remaining Work

Over the last week or so, crews returned to install additional trench grate drains along the south side of the sidewalk on D Avenue between 4th and 5th streets. Thanks for your continued patience with this work!

The landscape contractor and project team continue to conduct monthly walk-throughs to monitor the new landscaping, and will replace any plants or landscaping that didn’t survive through this past winter.

Next week, crews expect to place metal facility markers in each of the new stormwater rain gardens and swales. They’ll also install a brand-new information kiosk at the corner of 4th and D – make sure you swing by to check it out at the street party, or next time you walk along D!