Once a year, the City of Clearwater celebrates its neighborhoods. City Council and city staff attend block parties throughout the community. Each participating neighborhoods plans its own event. The council, staff, and police, fire and solid waste units are scheduled so that each neighborhood is visited by several, but not all. In addition to the neighborhood block parties, US Coast Guard Station Sand Key hosted an open house to thank the community for the support provided during the federal government shutdown. Clearwater is the only “U.S. Coast Guard City” in the State of Florida.