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Allen Parks and Recreation Department
With nearly 800 acres of developed park land, more than 56 miles of hiking and nature trails and five recreation facilities, Allen is your ultimate destination for family fun! Get the complete listing of our parks and recreation facilities amenities.

While everything we do is important, it’s why we do it that really drives us.

Parks and Recreation Guide
Registration is now open to the public! Register online for classes programs today! Find out what's going on around Allen with the new Summer edition of the Allen Parks and Recreation guide

Get the Winter/Spring edition of the Allen Parks and Recreation guide.

Printed guides available at all recreation facilities. Not able to visit us in person? Call 214.509.4700 and we will be happy to mail one to you! 

Stay Connected
Keep up-to-date on all of the latest programs and events going on around Allen by subscribing to the free Allen Parks and Recreation e-news!

REAL Customer Service
Allen Parks and Recreation is driven by a set of guiding principles - a customer service philosophy termed REAL. Allen Parks and Recreation strives to always deliver Remarkable service from Empowered employees. It is our goal to create Amazing experiences resulting in Lasting impressions! REAL Service is our commitment to you, our residents, valued customers and guests to provide a level of service that is unmatched by others.

Allen Parks and Recreation Earns National Gold Medal Finalist for Third Consecutive YearNRPA Gold Medal Finalist Allen Parks and Recreation.JPG
The American Academy for Park and Recreation 
Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), named City of Allen’s Parks and Recreation Department a finalist for the third consecutive year for the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
 
Citizen Assistance for Recreation Experiences (C.A.R.E.)
The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers financial assistance for Allen residents. Financial assistance is available for recreational programs, classes and memberships offered at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, The Edge Visitor Center, Senior Recreation Center and athletic programs. To find out more about the program, qualification details and how to donate, please call 214.509.4700.