City of Allen - Headline Updates

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

City Facilities Closing for Independence Day


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

Allen Animal Shelter – Closed Saturday, July 4
Allen Community Ice Rink...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

City of Allen Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Eric Cannon hired as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Allen

Allen has hired Eric Cannon, Chief Financial Officer for the Town of Addison, to lead the city’s finance department. Cannon boasts extensive municipal experience and award-winning budgeting skills; he also holds certifications as a governmental financial ...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2015

Allen #2 in "Best Places to Live in Texas

NerdWallet ranks Allen 2nd best place to live in Texas.

NerdWallet praised Allen's low crime rate and high-quality education in its 2015 rankings. Allen was ranked #2 in Texas and earned the highest spot of cities in Dallas-Fort Worth. The Woodlands, located 30 miles north of Houston, was ranked #1.

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

TAPS Offers Airport Shuttle Service in Allen

TAPS Public Transit launches Airport Hop shuttle in Allen, Texas

Beginning June 15, The Airport Hop will transport Allen riders to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. The Airport Hop, operated by TAPS Public Transit, will depart from the south parking garage adjacent to Allen Event Center (20...Read on...

Fire Department

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Contractor Approved for New Fire Station #2

Allen City Council Approves Fire Station 2

Construction on Allen’s new Fire Station #2 will begin by the end of September. Council members approved the bid from Crossland Construction during the city council meeting on June 23. Allen has budgeted $5,596,000 for the project.

Fire Station #2 is t...Read on...

Read more about Allen's fire stations.

Library - Main

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Posted on: June 8, 2015

Library Closed for Independence Day


The library will be closed Friday, July 3, Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 10 am.

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Louise Rowe and Her Texan Playboys at Civic Auditorium


Louise Rowe and Her Texan Playboys offer an old time, toe-tapping evening. Free tickets will be issued at 7 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Louise is the only female musician who performed with the legendary Bob Wills.Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Heroes Movie Series - Every Tuesday Evening in July


Make sure to come to the Library Civic Auditorium to cool off and watch your favorite superhero movies every Tuesday night in July. Movies begin at 7 p.m.

Library Events Calendar

Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Holiday Closures and Adjusted Hours


Friday, July 3:
Allen Senior Recreation Center - Closed

Saturday, July 4:Joe Farmer Recreation Center - Closed
Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium - ClosedThe Edge Visitor Center - Closed
The Edge Skate Park - Open normal business hoursFord Pool - open ...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2015

Annual Parks Facility Closure Schedule


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


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


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 1, 2015

Allen Police Department Offers Self-Defense Course


The Allen Police Department is now accepting applications for its basic rape aggression defense (R.A.D.) course. The course is open to women ages 17 and older.

The class begins on July 14 and consists of four, weekly sessions. The class will meet on Tu...Read on...

Download registration form.
Posted on: June 9, 2015

Allen Earns High Marks for Safety, Response Times


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...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Roofing Inspection Scam Alert

City of Allen Roofing Inspection Scam Alert

Residents should be aware of a roofing inspection scam in which the caller ID lists the City of Allen. The City of Allen does not endorse third party service providers or provide access to or share customer information.

Please take precaution to ensure...Read on...

Road Construction Alerts

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

US 75 Frontage Road Lane Closure


The right lane on the southbound US 75 Frontage Road approaching Bethany Drive will be closed for approximately two weeks, beginning June 25.

The right lane on the southbound US 75 Frontage Road approaching Bethany Drive will be closed for approximately two weeks, beginning June 25. Crews will be installing a new right-hand turn lane at that intersection. The work should be completed by July 10...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Sign Up for Road Construction Alerts


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

July is "Smart Irrigation Month" in Allen


You can save water (and money) by investing in a smart irrigation system. The City of Allen even offers a rebate program to help cover installation costs!

“Smart irrigation starts with a smart consumer,” explained Matt Swor, director of the Dallas Irri...Read on...

Apply for Allen’s SMART Irrigation Rebate program.
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Know When to Water? Find Out Now!


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.