To help Marley Park residents get to know their neighbors and create cherished memories, the Marley Park Community Association plans year-round hometown celebrations for the community.
Resident Billy Bungert loved growing up with the celebrations of her hometown, a small suburb of Oklahoma City. “My fondest memories are of the parties, ice cream socials and carnivals that seemed to happen all the time. I loved being part of them.” When Bungert and her husband relocated to Surprise, AZ and found a home in Marley Park, she was able to experience those same memorable celebrations once again. “Organized events are the real glue of a community because they bring people together,” she says.
Hometown Celebrations are an important aspect of life at Marley Park. Residents come together throughout the year to celebrate and grow friendships within the community.
Star Spangled Celebration: Enjoy family-fun games, music, and BBQ food at Marley Park’s annual Fourth of July celebration.
Homestead Harvest Festival: This charming October tradition includes park decorating, scarecrow contests, pumpkin patch and pumpkin carving, and the annual Boo Bash carnival and costume contest.
Home for the Holidays: December brings cool weather and a festive spirit to Marley Park. Featuring carolers, photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, and “snow,” there’s no better way to celebrate the spirit of the season.
Marley Park & Play Block Party Trailer
Block parties are a wonderful part of the fabric of the Marley Park community. The Marley Park & Play Block Party Trailer is free for all residents to use and is available for reservation on a first-come, first-serve basis. What better way to meet new neighbors and discover shared interests and special talents? The Block Party Trailer comes fully equipped with all the items needed to host a neighborhood gathering, including, barbecue equipment, chairs, tables, and fun games and activities for all ages.
Event photos courtesy of Marley Park resident Michael Eimer