Posted on: April 10, 2017

Learn to Skate at Allen Community Ice Rink

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Allen Community Ice Rink offers a comprehensive Learn to Skate program for all ages and abilities. 

Group lessons are a fun way to learn skating basics or improve your skills. From tots taking their first steps to adults returning to the ice, Allen Co...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Center-Link Newsletter for May/June Now Available

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The May/June 2017 edition of the Center-Link newsletter, which is Allen Senior Recreation Center's events guide, is now available. 

The facility's upcoming diverse programming includes educational opportunities, fun games and fitness cla...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Learn About "2018 Shades of Ireland" Trip

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Learn about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour Ireland and celebrate St. Patrick's Day while you are there!

Allen Senior Recreation Center is having an informational meeting and slideshow presentation at 10:30 a.m. May 11 for its "2018 Shades of...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Street Improvements Coming to Allen Neighborhoods

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Residents of two Allen subdivisions will soon enjoy some smoother streets.

The City has chosen a contractor to apply a micro-seal to streets in Walden Park Estates and Fountain Park Phase 2. The seal is applied in a thin layer to cover minor defects and ex...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Skip the Lines: Cast Your Ballot Early

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Early voting for the City of Allen General Election begins Monday, April 24. Collin County voters can cast their ballot at any early voting site in Collin County, including the Allen Municipal Courts Facility (301 Century Parkway). Early voting times are ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Allen Selects Builder for $10 Million Park

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Construction of Allen’s newest community park is expected to begin in May.

The 75-acre complex will be the first community park on the west side of Allen. Located at the southwest corner of Ridgeview Drive and Bray Central Drive, it will feature a li...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Cornerstone Village Kicks off SH 121 Development in Allen

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A new urban residential center is coming to northwest Allen, offering new places to shop, eat and live. The 60-acre site, located on the southeast corner of Custer Road and Sam Rayburn Tollway, is Allen’s first major development along the SH 121 corridor....

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Watters Creek Hotel and Convention Center to Open in 2018

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A four-star, full-service Delta by Marriott Hotel and attached convention center will soon break ground in Allen. Altera Development recently closed on the property, located on the northwest corner of U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive. Construction on the $91 mil...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

As of May 1 - New Lobby Hours for Allen Municipal Court

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Beginning May 1, Allen Municipal Court will have new lobby hours.

In order to serve our citizens better, see the following new lobby hours that go into effect Monday, May 1, 2017:

Monday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday - 8 a.m. t...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Grant Funding Available through Tax on Hotel Rooms

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Does your organization attract tourists to Allen? If so, you might be eligible to apply for the 2017 Allen Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant. Applications will be accepted April 3-28.

The Texas Tax Code authorizes the City of Allen to impose a local hotel occupanc...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Leisure Pool Open in May

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The leisure pool at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium will be open in May for daily use, rentals and the Learn to Swim program.

Please call the Natatorium at 214.509.4770 for questions or to make a reservation.

Looking Ahead:This fall, the leisure pool will be resu...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Mother's Day at the Nat

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is celebrating Mother's Day!

Moms will receive a free admission with a purchase of a child's admission from 1-5:45 p.m. on May 14.

For questions, please call the Nat at 214.509.4770.

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

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Spring storm season is underway! Residents are reminded to pay close attention to the weather and take shelter if necessary. The safest place to be in a storm is an internal room of your home or business, on the lowest level away from windows. The City of...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Ford Pool Fees Updated

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Admission fees are changing at Allen’s newly-renovated community pool.

Ford Pool will open on Memorial Day weekend following a $3.6 million renovation. The new pool features a 20-foot slide, play structure, bucket tower, zero-depth entry and six lap ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Youth Fishing Derby

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Here fishy, fishy! 

The annual Youth Fishing Derby is happening from 8-10:30 a.m. on May 6 at Bethany Lakes Park and participation is free.

Open to ages 2-16, prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught per age group and overall. 

Register o...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Saturday Night Social Program for Students

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Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.

Nightly activities include gym games, dance music by a DJ, bounce houses, dodgeball, pool, table tennis, theme nights and c...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

The Real Downton Abbey: Inside Highclere Castle

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Join us on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 pm to learn the mysteries of of Highclere Castle and the family who lived there.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

What We're Reading

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We offer three different types book discussion groups that cater to all interests.  Find the group that's right for you and join us for a discussion!

Here's what we're reading in May:

Wednesday, May 3 - Noontime Pageturners - Empty Mansions by Bil...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Summer Reading is coming!

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It's almost time for summer reading club!  Check the Summer Reading page for you age group for more information.

Summer Reading

Posted on: April 10, 2017

As of May 1 - New Lobby Hours for Allen Municipal Court

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Beginning May 1, Allen Municipal Court will have new lobby hours.

In order to serve our citizens better, see the following new lobby hours that go into effect Monday, May 1, 2017:

Monday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday - 8 a.m. t...

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New Lobby Hours for Municipal Court

Posted on: April 20, 2017

Youth Fishing Derby

Fishing at Bethany Lakes

Here fishy, fishy! 

The annual Youth Fishing Derby is happening from 8-10:30 a.m. on May 6 at Bethany Lakes Park and participation is free.

Open to ages 2-16, prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught per age group and overall. 

Register o...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Saturday Night Social Program for Students

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Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.

Nightly activities include gym games, dance music by a DJ, bounce houses, dodgeball, pool, table tennis, theme nights and c...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Rental Spaces Available for Graduation

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Graduation is just around the corner for high school and college students, and Allen Parks and Recreation has a variety of rental locations available to celebrate the life milestone.

Whether you are looking to host a small gathering or a large group, Allen...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sprayground at Celebration Park

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Children will soon be able to have a splash outdoors in Allen, as the sprayground at Celebration Park opens for the season on May 1.

The facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily but closed on Wednesdays for weekly maintenance. 

The sprayground...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

PARD Manager Wins Young Professional Award

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The Allen Parks and Recreation Department’s recreation services manager, Travis Cunniff, was honored with the 2017 Jerry D. Garrett Memorial Young Professional Award by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS).

The Young Professional Award annua...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Ford Pool Fees Updated

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Admission fees are changing at Allen’s newly-renovated community pool.

Ford Pool will open on Memorial Day weekend following a $3.6 million renovation. The new pool features a 20-foot slide, play structure, bucket tower, zero-depth entry and six lap ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Two PARD Staff Graduate Leadership Academy

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Two Allen Parks and Recreation staff members were recognized by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) for graduating from a leadership development program.

Billy Diaz, Youth Programs Supervisor at The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center, and Heidi M...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Allen Historic Water Station Receives Award

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Preservation Texas presented the City of Allen with an Honor Award for restoration efforts on the Allen Historic Water Station, during the 2017 Preservation Texas Summit held in February in Waco.

Honor Awards recognize successful efforts to save endangered...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Recycling Grant Awarded for New Park

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The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department received a $29,385 grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to begin a recycling program in its newest park located at th...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Allen Honors “Unseen” First Responders

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They are the most critical contact during an emergency and a vital link to police officers and firefighters. That’s why the City of Allen is honoring its emergency dispatchers during Public Safety Communicators Week, April 9-15.

Dispatchers, also kno...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Find a Pet at these Spring Adoption Events

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Allen Animal Shelter is hitting the road to help find homes for its adoptable animals.

On Saturday, April 15 the shelter will offer half-price adoptions during "Paws at the Bank." The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bank of the Ozark...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Allen Police Mark Crime Victims' Rights Week

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Free films and a special event for crime victims will offer support and build awareness during Crime Victims' Rights Week, observed during the first week of April.

The Collin County Crime Victim's Council will present two free films at Allen ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Rental Opportunities for Birthdays and Tournaments

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Did you know The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center offers a variety of rental options for your next birthday party or extreme tournament?

Rental opportunities include The Edge @ Allen Station Park, a picnic area with four wooden tables; The Edge Visitor C...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

Allen Watering Restrictions Change April 1

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Daytime watering restrictions are resuming in Allen. From April 1 through Oct. 31, sprinkler use is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to reduce water waste due to evaporation.

Under current water restrictions, the use of sprinklers or othe...

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