As the birds begin to sing again and the snow begins to melt, it’s time for your neighborhood to shake off the dust of winter and stride confidently into the warmer months. Spring has sprung!

Warmer outdoor weather makes the perfect backdrop for community bonding experiences. Take if from Gassen, a provider of property management services. You can just taste that feeling of potential and openness spring weather brings with it!

Helping your community bond isn’t as easy as it sounds, though. Your residents’ experiences must be organic, as relationships cannot be forced, but they also must create opportunities for those organic bonds to happen.

Building community might seem impossibly tricky at times, but Gassen, as a provider of HOA management, is here to help.

Let’s discuss a few spring event ideas that have the power to create those authentic friendships within your community that make up the best HOA neighborhoods.

Events Must Be Fun

It seems like common sense, doesn’t it? Generally speaking, in order for positive relationships to form, your HOA event must be fun for residents. Community love and pride are best created in a lighthearted, recreational environment.

This doesn’t mean you cannot ask for volunteer help from your residents in the spring by any means! It just means that you must take care to inspire a fun-filled environment for them.

Some events that naturally inspire this vibe are as follows.

Community Yard Sales

Nothing brings in spring like a good spring cleaning! Once families have gone through their clothes, toys, tools, furniture, decor, and more and weeded it down to the things they really love, what should they do with the rest? Have a community yard sale.

Not only does a yard sale bring residents together, but it also allows you to get rid of your unwanted things, make a little money, and even find some new treasures, too!

Community Cookouts

Especially in Minnesota, grillers everywhere take the spring weather as a sign to start up their craft once more. Take advantage of this and hold a streetside barbeque that the whole neighborhood can attend, with proper safety precautions, of course.

There’s nothing quite like bonding over a home-cooked meal!

Community Dog Walks

Do you have a community with a bunch of well-behaved dogs? Inviting everyone to join up for a designated dog-walking route is an affordable and effective way to bring people and their pets together.

Community Flower Planting Days

Even the youngest children can help with this one, and they do enjoy playing in the dirt! Plus, if you’ve got landscaping to do, making a fun event out of it definitely cuts down on the cost, and the pops of colors the flowers lend to the atmosphere make it fun!

Community Vegetable Gardens

Expand the neighborhood flower patches into a full fledged community garden. Divide a common area into plots and encourage residents to grow their favorite fruits and vegetables.

Share your bounties among neighbors or add fresh grilled veggies to your community cookouts.

Community Farmer’s Market

With your fresh growing produce, you can even create a monthly or weekly farmer’s market for the neighborhood. Whether you build full market stands or just set up some folding tables, encourage a regular gathering of your residents that’s fun and healthy.

Need Help Organizing Your Event? Gassen Is Here to Help

We’re an Eden Prairie provider of property management services, from online portals for your individual community to accounting management, and everything in between.

 Give us a call now at 952-922-5575 and find out how our property managers can help build your community and keep your residents engaged and satisfied.