Old Town Better Block

Avondale, AZ
Western Ave between Central and Dysart
February 18-19, 2022
Friday: 4PM-8PM
Saturday: 11AM - 3PM


Old Town Goodyear and Avondale residents live in a beautiful, historic neighborhood in the middle of the quickly growing West Valley, and many community members want to support the development of a vibrant, grassroots-style atmosphere along Western. Microsoft and The Better Block are excited to support the Old Town Better Block initiative which will take place on Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th, 2022, temporarily transforming a quarter mile along Western Avenue into a hub for community through food and drink, activities for all ages, art, increased walkability, and plenty of room for spending time together. This event will reflect the unique culture of the neighborhood, create conversation, and engage the neighborhood in curating a playful space for the Old Town community to socialize and relax.

Together with you, The Better Block Foundation and Microsoft are working to bring your ideas to life and make Old Town a more vibrant place to live, work, and gather as a community. Please fill out the survey above and share with anyone else you think may be interested. Your opinion matters and will directly shape the direction of the project! Survey closes December 3, 2021. Please reach out with any questions to Kristin Leiber at kristin@betterblock.org


Live in the neighborhood?

Passionate about placemaking?

Want to get your hands dirty and make a real, visible change to the way your community looks and feels? 

Sign up for a volunteer workshop or two and help us build, paint, and create as we transform Western Avenue. All ages and skill levels welcome!


The Old Town Better Block is a free, family-friendly event that is open to the public. Come experience the vision of the neighborhood created by and for community members and give your feedback!

Have any questions?

Email Senior Project Manager, Kristin Leiber at kristin@betterblock.org.


Do you sing or perform?

Are you an artist who likes colorful murals and crosswalks? 

Have a pop-up shop?

Ever thought about getting a storefront?


Fill out the survey and indicate your interest at the bottom. We will get in touch with you soon to see how we can plug you into the community event!