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: 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: 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: June 27, 2016

Hashtag-Along with Allen Public Library

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Follow @CityofAllenTX on Twitter on Thursday, June 30 to go behind the scenes at Allen Public Library.

The new campaign, dubbed #AllenHashtagAlong, will take residents on a virtual field trip of Allen city facilities. A different city department will b...Read on...

Follow @CityofAllenTX on Twitter.
Posted on: June 21, 2016

Is Your Dog Calendar Worthy?

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Take a pledge to pick up after your pet and you'll qualify to enter your dog's photo in the 2017 Doo the Right Thing calendar contest.

Bacteria and parasites in dog waste present a health risk to people and pets. Not only is pet waste messy and unsight...Read on...

Take the pledge and enter now.
Posted on: June 16, 2016

Allen Teen Wins Award for Cemetery Restoration

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Keep Allen Beautiful volunteer Mason Gray Moon has earned statewide recognition for restoring hundreds of headstones at the historic Allen Cemetery.

Moon, pictured on the far right, researched headstone restoration techniques used by groundskeepers at ...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Caplinger Reelected Allen Mayor Pro Tem

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Councilmember Gary Caplinger will serve another year as the City of Allen’s mayor pro tem. He was elected to the position by fellow council members on June 14, in accordance with the city charter. The vote was unanimous.

Caplinger was first elected to ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

Keep Help at Your Fingertips with MyAllen App

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Available in Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS products, the MyAllen App helps residents report issues and find answers.

The City’s first mobile app allows users to submit non-emergency service requests, report concerns or browse the ci...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2016

15 Ways to Banish the Words “I’m Bored”

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School’s out and we’re ready with an arsenal of ideas. Check out our list of activities to help fill out your summer schedule.

1. Play in the splash pad at Celebration Park. Just remember, the park is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance.

2. Kick ba...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

DRN Expanding Hours, Summer Programming

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This summer, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is expanding hours and programming, offering a range of opportunities to spend time in the water.

Open Swim Hours
Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium will have new open swim hours throughout the week from June through Augu...
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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: June 16, 2016

Working Outdoors? Know the Signs of Heat Illness

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Your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. Follow these tips from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to keep yourself and outdoor workers safe.

• Drink water every 15 mi...Read on...

Find more heat safety tips from OSHA.

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Keep Allen Beautiful wins $270K Achievement Award

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The City of Allen will receive more than a quarter of a million dollars to fund a highway landscaping project, thanks to the work of Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB).

KAB won Category 8 of the Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA) during the Keep Tex...Read on...


Posted on: June 10, 2016

Closed for Independence Day

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The Library will be closed Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Tuesday, July 5 at 10 a.m. No items will be due on the closed days.

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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: June 10, 2016

Attend a program and win a prize!

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For the months of June and July, attend an adult program and enter for a chance to win a gift card to one of four local restaurants! One entry per person per program. Auditorium programs are not included in the drawing. Questions? Call 214-509-4905 or...Read on...

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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 form and our skilled librarians will take care of the rest!

Next Reads

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Celebration Park, Sprayground Closing for Allen USA

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As Market Street Allen USA Celebration approaches, the event’s location, Celebration Park, will be closed before and after the event, so staff can set up and tear down equipment.

Celebration Park will be closed to the public from Wednesday, June 22 thr...Read on...

Learn more about Market Street Allen USA.
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 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: June 24, 2016

Aggravated Robbery Investigation

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Allen Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred at a Subway restaurant on June 23.

At approximately 9:07 p.m., Allen officers to the Subway located at 977 SH 121 in reference to a robbery in progress.

A white male suspect entered ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

IRS Tax Scam Warning

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The Criminal Investigations Division of the Allen Police Department would like to warn all citizens of an IRS scam that has been operating for several months. This scam has victimized many citizens in Allen. It has several versions, but basically works ...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Guard Your Home with Tips from Serial Burglar

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Michael Shayne Durden spent two decades burglarizing homes in Collin and Dallas counties. Now in jail, he shares tips with homeowners to help safeguard their properties.

In an exclusive interview with Allen Police Sgt. Jon Felty and Allen City TV, Durd...Read on...

Watch full interview.
Posted on: June 2, 2016

Allen K-9 Enjoying Retirement

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One of Allen Police Department’s K-9 officers has finally hung up his collar.

Barz, a German shepherd, retired on May 27 after five years on the force. His human colleagues treated him to a retirement party complete with chew toys and a canine-friendly...Read on...

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Posted on: May 31, 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 Visit...Read on...

Click here for rental details.

Posted on: June 2, 2016

To Avoid Overwatering, Do Your Sprinkler Math

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Don’t pay for water you don’t need! Figure out how much your sprinkler system uses with a helpful worksheet from the City of Allen Water Conservation.

The digital download breaks down the average water use of various irrigation systems, including spray...Read on...

Download the Sprinkler Math worksheet.