Posted on: August 2, 2017

Homeschool Ice Skating Class

Skate Program

Home school ice skating classes are offered at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Introductory and group skating lessons are designed to teach homeschool students ages 5-14 forward and backward skating, proper falling, dips and stops. 

This is a 30-minute c...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Allen Community Ice Rink and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The gu...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Cleaning Week Closure Announcement

ASRC Front Building

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

Allen Senior Recreation Center will...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
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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Allen Senior Recreation Center
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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Allen Senior Recreation Center

Posted on: June 28, 2017

2015 ICC Building Code Adoption

City Council approved the adoption of the 2015 ICC Building Codes and 2014 NEC on June 27, 2017.  A 30-day grace period will be granted to adjust plans and prepare for the 2015 Building Code and Local Amendment requirements before you submit for ...

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Additional Info... Building Inspections

Posted on: August 14, 2017

Street Improvements Coming to Downtown Allen

Close-up image of pot hole in Allen's Central Business District

Three streets in Allen’s central business district will soon be much smoother.

Allen City Council has approved a $147,000 contract to rehabilitate portions of Anna Drive, Coats Drive and Daisy Drive. Construction is expected to begin in mid-Septe...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: August 11, 2017

NTMWD Discusses Top Drivers of Wholesale Water and Wastewater Rate Increases

NTMWD #MoreThanWater

North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) representatives recently updated Allen City Council on the factors driving wholesale rate increases for water and wastewater services. Allen, along with 12 other member cities, works with NTMWD to provide essen...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Preview Allen’s Proposed 2017-2018 Budget, Tax Rate

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City council members will consider approving Allen’s 2017-2018 budget and tax rate following a public hearing set for August 22.

A proposal to lower the city tax rate from $0.520 to $0.515 per $100 of taxable value was presented on August 8, during the fir...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Allen Reveals Plans for Federal Housing Funds

Man drilling into pipes to make plumbing repair

Nearly $300K in repair funds will be available to Allen homeowners starting in October, thanks to the city’s management of a federal housing grant.

Allen is among thousands of cities which receive annual grant funding from the U.S. Department of ...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Planning & Zoning Commission Cases Hit 4-Year Record

Allen Aerial Shot with Water Tower

Allen’s Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed more than 60 projects last year – a 40% jump since 2013.

The commission holds public hearings and makes recommendations on zoning changes, specific-use permits, development plans and other...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: August 2, 2017

NTMWD to Build New Water Storage Tanks in Allen

NTMWD ground storage tank rendering

Trying to spot Allen from your airplane window? The task will soon be a bit easier thanks to two new water storage tanks being built off Exchange Parkway and Junction Drive.

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) ground storage tanks will stand s...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

The Village at Twin Creeks Begin Final Phase of Development

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Final phase at the Village at Twin Creeks to offer 242 lots with a variety of home choices.

Allen City Council approved development plans for the Village at Twin Creeks during its regular meeting on July 25. This final phase of development for this residen...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Allen Finance Dept Recognized with National Award

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The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the eighteenth year in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its...

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Learn more about Allen's Finance Department. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Don't Be the Last to Know

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Curious about city spending or a zoning change? Here are five ways to stay in the loop.

  1. The City of Allen posts public notices on CityofAllen.org; look for the "Public Notices" tab toward the bottom of the home page.
  2. Meeting agendas are posted on ...
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City of Allen - Headline Updates

Posted on: August 11, 2017

NTMWD Discusses Top Drivers of Wholesale Water and Wastewater Rate Increases

NTMWD #MoreThanWater

North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) representatives recently updated Allen City Council on the factors driving wholesale rate increases for water and wastewater services. Allen, along with 12 other member cities, works with NTMWD to provide essen...

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Visit AllenNews.org for More News About Allen Community Services

Posted on: August 9, 2017

Leisure Pool Construction

Caution Tape Image

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium has some big news: The leisure pool is getting resurfaced and a brand new play structure is being installed!

The leisure pool will be closed for construction beginning Monday, Aug. 21 and is anticipated to reopen around the beginn...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The g...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Posted on: August 7, 2017

Train for Disasters with Allen CERT

CERT members participate in training exercise

The Allen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is accepting applications for its 2017 Basic Training Course.

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and r...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 27, 2017

Grill Safely this Summer

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Don’t let your backyard barbecue go up in flames. Test your grilling I.Q. with these tips from Allen Fire Department.

  • Place your grill well away from fences, eaves, overhanging branches and the side of your home. The City of Allen prohibits grilling on apa...
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Fire Department
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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Fire Department
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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Ford Pool

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Tiny Tiles, Large Art

Public Art at Ford Pool

At the newly renovated Ford Pool, public art adorns the four entryway columns that support the facility's sign band and two additional columns near the pool.

Using rare tiles from across the globe, artist Joshua Winer created a large-scale work of art, fea...

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Ford Pool
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Ford Pool Fees (Summer 2017)

Ford Pool Structure

Admission fees have changed at Allen’s newly-renovated community pool.

Ford Pool opened 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 lap...

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Ford Pool

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Allen's other recreation facilities.

Th...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Posted on: July 24, 2017

Library's Outside Book Return Closed August 14-17

Outside bookdrop closed August 14-17

The Library’s outside book return will be closed August 14-17 for curb repair and should re-open August 18. Inside book returns will be open during normal operating hours.

No Library materials will be due August 15-17. We apologize for the inconv...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Solar Eclipse on August 21

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Are you ready for the solar eclipse?  Find out where to get your ISO approved glasses and how to view the eclipse safely.

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters - Look under Retail vendors

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Solar Eclipse Info Library - Main
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Library Closed for Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

The Library will be closed Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day.  For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is closed for the holiday.  We will reopen Tuesday, September 5 at 10 a....

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Library - Main
Posted on: August 8, 2017

Story time resumes in September

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Story time resumes September 11  and runs through November 16!  Check our website for days and times.

Additional Info... Library - Main

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Cleaning Week Closure Announcement

ASRC Front Building

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

Allen Senior Recreation Center will...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Leisure Pool Construction

Caution Tape Image

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium has some big news: The leisure pool is getting resurfaced and a brand new play structure is being installed!

The leisure pool will be closed for construction beginning Monday, Aug. 21 and is anticipated to reopen around the beginn...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Summer Sounds Concert Series

Summer Sounds Concert

What could be better after a long Monday than spending the evening with family and friends, enjoying live music filtering through the evening air?

The final Summer Sounds Concert Series of 2017, featuring the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, is being held at ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 4, 2017

Treating Allen’s Pond Algae

Algae in Ponds

Allen residents may have noticed an increase of algae in neighborhood ponds over the past few weeks. The algae look like large green and brown floating mats and commonly grow in stagnant water during the summer months when the temperature is high.

Allen Pa...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available at all o...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 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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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: August 10, 2017

Allen Police Need Your Help to Identify Suspects

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The Allen Police Department is seeking your help in identifying this individual as a person of interest in a Burglary of a Vehicle/Credit Card Abuse case. Anyone with information should contact Investigator Smith in the Criminal Investigations Division at...

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View larger photos on Allen PD Facebook page. Police Department
Posted on: August 3, 2017

Help Us Clear the Shelter

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Adopt a pet from Allen Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 19 and all adoption fees will be waived!

The City of Allen is among dozens of North Texas shelters and rescue organizations participating in Clear the Shelters. The pet adoption initiative helps add...

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View available animals on Petfinder. Police Department
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Citizens Police Academy Begins September 7

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Allen Police are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Citizens Police Academy. Classes begin on Thursday, September 7. During the 12-week course, participants learn about topics ranging from criminal law and patrol tactics to use of force. The gro...

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Apply for the Citizens Police Academy. Police Department
Posted on: July 10, 2017

What Should You Do When Stopped by Police?

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Those rotating red lights are a dreaded sight in anyone's rear view mirror. You might not know what you did to get pulled over, but do you know what to do afterwards?

Sgt. Jon Felty with Allen Police helped answer that question during a recent forum at All...

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Watch the full presentation. Police Department

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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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at The Edge and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The guide can be viewe...

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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

Posted on: August 11, 2017

Crape Myrtle Trouble?

Close-up image of Crape Myrtle bark scale

If your Crape Myrtle looks like this, it's infected with a devastating pest!

This insect doesn't have a name yet, but it's thought to be an exotic pest which somehow found its way to north Texas. One of the first signs is a black coating that appears on th...

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