Posted on: May 27, 2016

Open Skate Times at Allen Community Ice Rink

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There's no better way to beat the heat this summer than by hitting the ice at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Open skate hours are offered daily throughout week. Admission is $5 and skate rentals are $3.

Click here for summer open skate hours.Read on...

Learn more about Allen Community Ice Rink

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Center-Link Guide Connects Members to Allen Senior Recreation Center

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The Allen Senior Recreation Center has created a new events guide called the "Center-Link," helping link members to activities happening at the center.

The current guide is for May/June 2016 and includes a variety upcoming events, such as pet education...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Allen Senior Recreation Center Helping Members Earn Citizenship

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The Allen Senior Recreation Center established a program in 2015 to help members earn U.S. citizenship.

The 12-week complimentary course teaches American history and government while improving participants' English communication skills in preparation ...Read on...


Posted on: May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Hours

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Many City of Allen facilities will close or observe limited hours during the Memorial Day holiday. For questions about schedules not listed below, please contact the facility directly.

• Allen Animal Shelter: Closed Memorial Day

• Allen Community Ic...Read on...

Get more news from the City of Allen.
Posted on: May 26, 2016

Allen Public Transportation Update

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The City of Allen is continuing to partner with DART to provide transportation options for seniors and residents with disabilities.

The current bus service allows these residents to schedule weekday trips between Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Fairview and W...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

TxDOT Prepares to Widen Angel Parkway

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to improve traffic flow on Angel Parkway and the greater region by adding lanes between East Main Street in Allen and Parker Road in Parker.

The reconstruction will make Angel Parkway a six-lane div...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2016

No Increase in Trash Fees for Allen Residents

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Current residential and commercial solid waste fees will stay in place another year, following a vote by Allen City Council.

The city will pay a small annual rate adjustment to CWD, including:

• Two cents extra for each primary residential t...Read on...

Learn more about senior discounts.
Posted on: May 23, 2016

Grant Funding Deadline Approaching

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Public service agencies have until May 30 at 5 p.m. to apply for grant funding administered by the City of Allen. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Community Support Grant (CSG) will provide approximately $98,000 to public service agencies ...Read on...

Get details and download application.

Posted on: May 13, 2016

How to Deal with Bulk Trash

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Are you trying to get rid of old furniture, appliances or televisions? Consider scheduling a bulk trash pickup with CWD. Simply consult the bulk trash schedule to find your assigned collection date, then call CWD at 972.392.9300 (option 2) by noon the day...Read on...

See list of accepted bulk items.

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Promote Water Safety and Be Part of Guinness Book of World Records

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Here's a chance to be part of the Guinness Book of World Records while promoting water safety.

The Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium will be participating in the World's Largest Swim lesson at 10 a.m. on June 24 along with other facilities around the globe. La...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

'Youth Group Night' Happening at Natatorium

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Youth groups will have an opportunity to swim, socialize and float the Lazy River at the Natatorium.

A "Youth Group Night" is happening at 6:30 p.m. on July 31 at the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

The fee includes a meal (hot dog, chips and a drink), a...Read on...


Posted on: May 10, 2016

Reaching for Pesticides? Read This First.

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Pesticides can help protect your home or yard from unwanted bugs. But if you have small children at home, you should take these extra precautions.

• Always store pesticides away from children’s reach in a locked cabinet or garden shed.
• Read the labe...Read on...

Get more safety tips from Allen Fire Department.

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Joe Farmer Recreation Center closed May 23-30 for annual maintenance and deep cleaning.

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As part of the Allen Parks & 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.

Joe Farmer Re...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Popular 'Summer Sounds Concert Series' Returning to Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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What could be better after a long Monday than spending the evening with family and friends over a picnic dinner on the lush fresh grass of the Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amphitheatre, enjoying live music filtering through the evening air?

The Summer ...Read on...

Additional Info...

Posted on: May 20, 2016

Library Closed for Memorial Day

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The Library will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen Tuesday, May 31 at 10 a.m.

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Summer Reading is coming!

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Summer reading for all ages begins on June 4! www.allenlibrary.org/SummerReading

Summer Reading
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Puzzles at Nine Band Brewing Co.

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Exercise your mind at Allen's own Nine Band Brewing Co., located at 9 Prestige Circle. The Library is providing jigsaw puzzles to the brewery so if you need a break between books, head on over! Puzzles will be available for the months of June and July.Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Next Reads

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Get personalized book recommendations, 3-5 titles, right in your inbox! Just fill out a short for an our skilled librarians will take care of the rest!

Next Reads

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Ford Pool Set to Open 2017; DRN Expanding Hours, Summer Programming

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After nearly 30 years of use, Ford Pool and the surrounding amenities are being updated. Currently closed for construction, Ford Pool will open for the 2017 summer season.

This summer, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is expanding hours and programming, offe...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Summer Sounds Concert Series Returning to Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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What could be better after a long Monday than spending the evening with family and friends over a picnic dinner on the lush fresh grass of the Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amphitheatre, enjoying live music filtering through the evening air?

The Summer ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 19, 2016

Joe Farmer Recreation Center closed May 23-30 for annual maintenance

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As part of the Allen Parks & 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.

Joe Farmer Re...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Allen Parks & Recreation Announced as Finalist for National Award

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The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced Allen Parks & Recreation as a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Pa...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Promotes Water Safety Month

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With summer approaching, warmer weather means more opportunities to enjoy water activities, such as swimming, boating and fishing, but special care needs to be taken to avoid accidents that can result in injuries or even drowning.

May is recognized as...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Destination Bridge Being Constructed Near Old Stone Dam

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Pedestrians will soon have a new way to cross over Cottonwood Creek near the Old Stone Dam.

A destination bridge, connecting Allen's historic water station to the Cottonwood Creek Hike & Bike Trail, is being constructed just south of the Old Stone Dam ...Read on...


Posted on: May 27, 2016

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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The Collin County District Attorney's Office is conducting a Drive Sober initiative for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-30.

Texans can avoid adding to the toll of drunk driving by following the law, planning a safe ride home, designating a sober driver, ...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Collin County Rabies Advisory

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Two kittens living on a ranch in Blue Ridge tested positive for rabies by the Texas Department of State Health Services laboratory.

The kittens were bitten by a rabid skunk on the property. All three animals have died from the infection. All other dome...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2016

5 Ways to Prevent Animal Bites

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More than 4.5 million people are bitten by animals every year. Help prevent injuries, especially to children, by following these five tips from Allen Animal Control.

1. Teach children to avoid unknown animals.
As tempting as it may be to dote on that ...Read on...

Visit Allen Animal Control website.

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Visitor Center Lock-In to have Dodgeball, Video Games, More

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Children ages 8-18 will have the chance to stay up all night playing dodgeball, participating in a video game tournament and enjoying movies and other activities.

The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center will be having a special "Lock-In" event from 11 p...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

ISA Scooter Competition Brings High-Flying Fun to The Edge Skate Park

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An international scooter competition recently brought high-flying fun to Allen.

The 2016 ISA (International Scooter Association) Scooter Competition, a Pro-level scooter event, was hosted on April 9 at The Edge Skate Park.

There were three divisions...Read on...