Why We Serve

Why We Serve


A few years ago Allen Parks and Recreation was challenged to stop seeing what we did as our accomplishments but rather why we do them. When we started to focus on why, it clarified our goals and concentrated our efforts.

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

What we do...


Allen Parks and Recreation offers variety.


Allen is so diverse from families to executives to retirees. We have different cultures and ages, which is why our special programming and park development is truly unique — we offer health and wellness opportunities for everyone.

Why we do it


We want to give people choices in how they get active, different ways to learn new things and a lot of opportunities to grow.



What we do...


Allen Parks and Recreation hosts special events throughout the year and manages Allen Event Center.


We feel that our services go beyond just an individual's health, so we help develop a healthy community through events. Residents truly connect at community events and have a sense of pride when the city's signature event draws more people than Allen's total population. And we bring in international tours and concerts that have a major economic impact on our city.

Why we do it


We want to give people moments to connect with each other and a reason to get out and enjoy our city. We want to be a boost for the City of Allen economically, emotionally and socially.



What we do...


Allen Parks and Recreation engages our residents to find out what they need and what's important to them.


We consistently reach out to our residents to learn what's important to them. They're not just our parks and facilities, they're yours. We also want to ensure social equity and be as impactful as we can with the resources we have.

Why we do it


We believe that by listening to you and serving your needs, we can impact lives in the best way possible.



What we do...


We are mindful of our resources and focus on conservation.


We know our funding comes from our citizens, which is why we're very mindful of all of our resources. So conservation is also a big part of what we do. We want to be innovative and efficient to protect what the community has invested in.

Why we do it


We work for the residents of Allen, and we strive to serve them responsibly every day.