Posted on: May 1, 2017

Learn to Skate at Allen Community Ice Rink

Skate Program

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, Alle...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Happy Fall Fest

2017 ASRC Fall Fest

Celebrate the fall season with a day of fun for the entire family at Happy Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 at Allen Senior Recreation Center. 

Stroll the grounds through a Classic Car Show hosted by the Morning Maniacs Ca...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Center-Link Newsletter for July/August Now Available

July-August CenterLink

The July/August 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 an...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Market Street Allen USA is this Saturday!

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Be prepared for a great time at this year’s Market Street Allen USA Celebration!

If you’re planning to attend, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • This is an outdoor event, so bring sunscreen and bug spray. Kids might want swimsuits a...
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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Reception to Honor New, Outgoing Council Members and Re-elected Mayor

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Allen City Council will welcome a new face on Tuesday, June 27 as Carl Clemencich replaces Ross Obermeyer in Place No. 2.

Obermeyer opted not to run for reelection after fifteen years on city council. Prior to his 2002 election, Obermeyer served on the Par...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

New Playground Equipment Coming to Green Park

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A uniquely-themed playground will soon replace aging swings and slides at Allen’s Green Park.

The playground, located near the intersection of Alma Drive and Comanche Drive, is due for replacement after 18 years of use. Because the playground is ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Assistant City Manager Honored with NCTCOG Award

Shelli Siemer City of Allen

Shelli Siemer, Assistant City Manager for the City of Allen, was presented with the Linda Keithley Award for Women in Public Service during a North Central Texas Council of Governments luncheon on June 16.

Siemer was nominated by city leaders for exceeding...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

NETSCOUT Announces Move to Allen

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NETSCOUT Systems, a leading technology provider, will relocate its regional research and development office to Allen next summer. 

The company will lease a new, 145,000-square-foot office building at One Bethany at Watters Creek, relocating over 5...

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See full news release from Allen EDC.

Posted on: June 12, 2017

Don't Trap Kids, Pets inside a Hot Car

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Heatstroke can be deadly to kids and pets - and happens much faster than most people realize. In just ten minutes, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise 20 degrees or more. 

More than half of the hot car-related deaths in the last 20 years were d...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Reminder: Fireworks Prohibited in Allen

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Planning a patriotic celebration this summer? Make sure fireworks aren’t part of the party.

The discharge of fireworks is strictly prohibited within Allen city limits without a special permit, as part of City Ordinance No. 2239-11-03. Please cont...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Ford Pool Fees Updated

Play Structure

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 ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Allen Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

When it comes to shopping, garage sales often have unbeatable deals!

Come see what hidden gems await at the Allen Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot. Browsing is free!

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Introducing Libby

Libby reading app

Libby is the new mobile app built by OverDrive.  Libby is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and audio books from your public library easier than the current OverDrive app.

Libby features:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • a streamlined first-time us...
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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Library Closed

Closed for Independence Day

For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is closed.  We will reopen Wednesday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Calling all artists!

Bookmark Contest

The contest runs from June 1 - July 31, 2017 for ages 5 to adult.  Stop by the Library and pick up an entry form at the Children’s, Information, or Reference Desk or print one from our website.  Entries are limited to 1 per person. &...

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Bookmark contest entry form

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Allen Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

When it comes to shopping, garage sales often have unbeatable deals!

Come see what hidden gems await at the Allen Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot. Browsing is free!

Become a vendo...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Celebration Park Closure Announcement

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Celebration Park will be closed from June 19-26 in preparation of 2017 Market Street Allen USA Celebration.

The closure includes all of the park’s amenities, including the sprayground. The park will reopen for normal operations on Tuesday, June 27.

The 2017...

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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: June 5, 2017

Allen Named One of Texas' Safest Cities

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Allen is among the 50 Safest Cities in Texas, according to a new report from SafeWise. The home security website used annual FBI Crime Report to create the rankings. Allen was listed as the 16th safest city in Texas, up eight spots from 2016.

Safewise foun...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Rental Opportunities for Birthdays and Tournaments

The Edge Skating

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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