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A SteerFW block party is my kind of party

Posted Sept. 13, 2013

Better Block

My SteerFW emerging leaders are at it again! They continue to make me proud with their energy and enthusiasm for building community in Fort Worth, and I am excited that the Urban Development Task Force will be hosting “Better Block” from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Bluebonnet Circle near TCU.

The purpose of Better Block is to help create a vision for a specific street or local neighborhood and set up a community event to showcase its potential. Usually, Better Block features pop-up markets, temporary bike lanes and sidewalks, landscaping to improve curb appeal and lots of family-friendly activities.

Better Block at our very own Bluebonnet Circle will include local artisans and vendors, a dog park with the Fort Woof Mayor Sasha Gibson presiding, a kid’s zone with fun games and face painting, hourly workshops including fitness and yoga classes, food trucks with delicious local food and more. In fact, Fort Worth’s own Fred’s Burgers will be opening their new TCU location at Bluebonnet Circle soon, and they are bringing their food truck to give an exciting preview of what’s to come!

On Sept. 21, you’ll want to bring the whole family out to enjoy Bluebonnet Circle. My young leaders have been working so hard with the residents of the area to make this event a huge success, and I can’t wait to see the neighborhood really come together. Better Block is a project that’s important to Fort Worth—it will showcase our history, unity and commitment to making our city a great place to live, work and play.

Because parking in the area is limited, a convenient shuttle will be provided. Better Blockers can park and ride a complimentary shuttle from TCU’s Lot 13 on West Berry Street by the TCU baseball fields all the way to a shuttle stop right on Bluebonnet Circle. Come out and see what Better Block is all about from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Bluebonnet Circle! For more information, please visit fortworthtexas.gov/betterblock.

Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. A successful business owner and lifelong public servant, Price uses this forum to ensure transparency and inform residents of issues and programs that affect their daily lives.

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Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. Read the mayor's bio »

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Fort Worth, Texas 76102

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Walking Town Hall: 10 a.m. Oct. 4; Highland Hills Recreation Center, 1600 Glasgow Road

Rolling Town Hall: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15; IDEAWorks, 600 E. Rosedale St.


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