Rock The Block

Rock the Block 2019 was great! This partnership event hosted by Gateway Baptist Church and the Town of Atoka is a summer tradition in Atoka.

Free community picnic will be offered including hot dogs, chips, drinks, sno cones and watermelon. Food will be on a first come-first served basis so plan to arrive early. Seating will be limited so bring your lawn chairs and blankets for grass seating.

Bounce houses, face painting, photo booths, splash pad activities, dunk tank, sand volleyball, a rock wall, knockerball, rides, and more! Activities will be available from 6-9pm. We’ll enjoy live music throughout the evening on the main stage. Then, after dark, FIREWORKS from the heart of Walker Park. All activities are free.

Parking at Atoka Elementary with free shuttle service to Walker Park. Shuttle service will begin running at 6 pm and will end when all guests have left Walker Park.
Parking at Walker Park will be limited to handicap-tagged vehicles only.
On-street parking will be allowed in the emergency lane on Meade Lake Road, in the Templeton Farms subdivision and on side streets off Walker Parkway including Stroud Circle, Edith Lane and Bouler Drive. Police officers will be available to assist pedestrians in crossing at Meade Lake Road and Walker Parkway.
On-street parking will not be allowed on Walker Parkway (east of Meade Lake Road), Farmers Trail or Kearns Circle. Vehicles parked in those areas will be subject to ticketing and towing.


This incredible event is staffed in large part by volunteers. Gateway provides an army of volunteers people giving their time and service to make this an unforgettable event.

All volunteers should pre-register by completing a volunteer card (available at Gateway) or click here. You will receive an email or text confirmation about your volunteer status.

On the date of the event, you will be expected arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your shift and check in at the volunteer tent. The volunteer tent will be located at the south west side of the park (near the volleyball court). There you will be given specific direction as to where you’ll be serving. If you have special needs regarding sitting/standing for long periods of time, we can accommodate you.

FOOD VOLUNTEERS: This year we’re serving 4,000+ hot dogs, chips, watermelon, and hundreds of gallons of sweet tea and lemonade. All that food has to be cooked, prepped, and served. Food volunteers will join the workforce to make all this happen.

ACTIVITIES VOLUNTEERS: This year we are exited about all the fun things to do. Some of the activities are space walks (moon bounce) including slides, jumpers, and obstacle courses. We need volunteers to attend the activities. We’ll also be offering the ever popular face painting. Following simple samples, volunteers will stay busy at this tent.


If you have any more questions about volunteers, please contact Konnor Kessler at or (901) 837-8087.

NEW! We’re wearing our new “For Tipton” shirts. Pick one up at the Next Steps Desk!