City of Allen - Headline Updates

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

City Hall's "Stratum" Resumes Operation

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For the first time in over two years, the water feature at Allen City Hall’s Civic Plaza is up and running. The limestone fountain known as "Stratum" was disabled in May 2013 as north Texas struggled with ongoing drought. During Stage 3 drought ...Read on...

Learn more about "Stratum."
Posted on: July 29, 2015

Board Offers Preview of Upcoming Parks Projects

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Members of the Parks and Recreation Board are reviewing designs and finalizing development plans for several new or updated Allen parks. Chairperson Tricia Losavio offered a preview of upcoming projects during the July 28 council meeting. In 2015-2016, th...Read on...

Learn more about upcoming parks projects.
Posted on: July 29, 2015

Keep Texas Beautiful Honors Allen Award Winners

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Local winners of Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) awards were recognized during Allen’s city council meeting on July 28. The awards are presented annually to individuals and civic groups who make efforts to enhance their community and protect the Texas environm...Read on...

Learn more about Keep Allen Beautiful.
Posted on: July 8, 2015

Make a Difference in Allen on a City Board or Commission

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The City of Allen is now accepting applications for its boards, commissions and committees. These entities advise the City Council on a variety of issues, ranging from animal shelter operations to zoning recommendations. The majority of appointments are f...Read on...

View more information or download an application.

Community Services

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Yard Waste: Will the City Take it?

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Despite recent rain, many Allen trees are succumbing to the multiple years of drought conditions experienced in North Texas. If must cut one down, make sure to negotiate the removal fees with your contractor. Though the City of Allen offers curbside picku...Read on...

Learn more about yard waste collection.

Fire Department

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Fire Station #2 Firefighters Reunite for Final Photo

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With the reconstruction of Fire Station #2 getting underway this fall, past and present firefighters gathered for a final photo of the building. The gathering happened on July 31, about a month before current Fire Station #2 staff begin moving into tempor...Read on...


In the News

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Posted on: July 16, 2015

July 7, 2015 - Allen American

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"Allen USA Draws Over 88,000"

"...city staff has received 'overwhelming' positive feedback about the event through emails and on social media..."

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Posted on: July 16, 2015

July 2, 2015 - Dallas Morning News

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"In Allen, more kids are going from the gridiron to the rink"

"Timothy Vessakosol, center supervisor for Allen Community Ice Rink, has a theory why...'"

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Library - Main

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Personalized Book Suggestions

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Try our Personalized Book Suggestions! Just fill out a short form and get 3 to 5 titles right in your inbox.

Personalized Reading List

Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

The Fall Recreation Guide is Now Available

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Be sure to check out the new Fall Allen Parks and Recreation guide! Resident registration begins August 10 and non-resident registration begins August 12. Pick up a hard copy at your ...Read on...

Fall Recreation Guide
Posted on: July 21, 2015

Hillside Park has a Fresh New Look

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After a complete demolition, Hillside Park renovations are complete. The new park has a much larger playground that includes two bays of swings, a 2-5 play unit, and a 5-12 unit. Be sure to check out the Hot Wheels track on the 2-5 unit and climb your way...Read on...

Parks Directory
Posted on: July 20, 2015

Allen Community Ice Rink Reopens Its Doors After Cosmetic and Maintenance Updates

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The Allen Community Ice Rink reopens its doors today after having some updates made. A few of the things you will notice is that there is now more walking and seating space for guests, newly installed dasher walls, fresh paint around the facility and much...Read on...

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

Bolin Baseball Field Renovation

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The Allen Parks and Recreation Athletic Field Crew recently completed an infield renovation project at Bolin Baseball Field # 2. The drought over the past few years and the heavy rains created a sinking affect which caused the field to hold water. This ca...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Allen Celebrates Parks and Recreation this July

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Allen residents know their parks and recreation facilities provide places to get active, explore nature or connect with fellow community members. But what they may not know is that their parks and recreation also contribute to improved health outcomes, hi...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Annual Parks Facility Closure Schedule

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As part of the Allen Parks and Recreation Department’s annually scheduled maintenance, various facilities are closed throughout the year in order to work on equipment, deep clean, touch up paint and to complete various projects as needed. Each facility ha...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2015

Arbor Day Foundation Names Allen Tree City USA

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Allen, TX has been named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. It marks the 12th consecutive year the City of Allen has earned the honor.

Allen achieved Tree City USA program ...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Orchards Park Construction Concept

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Orchards Park is an undeveloped Neighborhood Park located east of Malone Road on Lake Travis Drive north of Bethany Drive and south of Main Street. The property is approximately six acres in size and is bordered by single family residential. The concept p...Read on...

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Police Department

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

New Hours for Records Unit, Animal Shelter

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The Allen Police Department is adjusting its hours to better serve residents. Beginning Aug. 1, the Records Unit will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. This will allow visitors and residents to more easily obtain copies of police/accid...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2015

Allen Earns High Marks for Safety, Response Times

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Allen moved up a spot in an annual list of the safest cities in the nation. The city ranked 13th in the 2015 CQ Press list and boasts the highest ranking in Texas.

CQ Press crime rates are tabulated using data on murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglar...Read on...


Road Construction Alerts

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Sign Up for Road Construction Alerts

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Use our handy alert tool to avoid getting stuck in construction traffic.

Use our handy alert tool to avoid getting stuck in construction traffic. When you sign up for Road Construction Alerts through the City of Allen, you'll be notified of road closures or other significant traffic delays. Simply type in your email add...Read on...

Sign up now.

Water Conservation News

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Know When to Water? Find Out Now!

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Even though Allen is no longer in a drought, you can conserve natural resources by limiting watering to twice per week. Residents may use sprinklers up to twice per week on assigned watering days, in accordance with the Water Conservation and Water Resour...Read on...

View Allen's watering schedule map.