Planning a Block Party
KEEP IN MIND
The Boston Fire Department and the Boston Emergency Medical Services require that a twenty foot (20') aisle be kept unobstructed, running the entire block, at all times to allow emergency vehicles to enter and exit.
Vehicles cannot be used to close off the streets (see reason above: fire trucks need to pass). This is a Block Party, not a drive-in! Cones, chairs, and other easily removable devices can be used to block off the street.
In case neighbors or other folks have questions about your party and the process, have a printed copy of your Play Street Closing Permit on hand.