Posted on: May 22, 2017

Allen Fights Back against Fat, Oil, Grease

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The City of Allen is launching a new program to combat sticky situations in its sewer system.

Buildups of fat, oil and grease (abbreviated “FOG”) cause 20% of all sewer overflows, exposing the environment to untreated wastewater. In ord...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Attention Drivers! Changes Coming to Chelsea Blvd.

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A three-way stop just north of Allen Premium Outlets will be improved this summer.

Currently, drivers traveling north or south on Chelsea Boulevard must come to a stop at Allen Commerce Parkway. However, with Allen ISD’s new elementary school ope...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Coming Soon: Walnut Springs at Twin Creeks

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After decades of development, Allen’s Twin Creeks community is making plans for its final neighborhood.

Walnut Springs at Twin Creeks will bring 110 single-family homes to the southwest corner of Exchange Parkway and Ridgeview Drive. The community wi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Massive Data Center Projects Coming to Allen

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Two large data centers are heading to Allen following approval from city council.

The 65-acre Cyrus One Data Center will build its new facility off Allen Commerce Parkway and Chelsea Boulevard, just north of Allen Premium Outlets. The three-building campus...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

As of May 1 - New Lobby Hours for Allen Municipal Court

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Beginning May 1, Allen Municipal Court will have new lobby hours.

In order to serve our citizens better, see the following new lobby hours that go into effect Monday, May 1, 2017:

Monday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday - 8 a.m. t...

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New Lobby Hours for Municipal Court

Posted on: March 28, 2017

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

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Spring storm season is underway! Residents are reminded to pay close attention to the weather and take shelter if necessary. The safest place to be in a storm is an internal room of your home or business, on the lowest level away from windows. The City of...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Art Extravaganza

Art Competition

Artists can submit works of art in a family-friendly juried competition being held in Allen.

Art Extravaganza gives artists the opportunity to display their work publicly from June 9-11 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

The art will be free for the public to...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Memorial Day Facility Schedules

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Several of Allen’s recreation facilities will be closed or have modified hours in observance of Memorial Day.

Monday, May 29

  • Closed: Allen Community Ice Rink, Allen Senior Recreation Center, Joe Farmer Recreation Center, The Edge Visitor Center
  • Modifie...
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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Step Up to Health Festival

Health Fair at JFRC

Learn about the many health and wellness programs offered in Allen!

Fun for the whole family, the Step Up to Health Festival will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on June 19 in the gym at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Enjoy a variety of activities, including vendor...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Summer Sounds Concert Series

Concert Series

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 Soun...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Watch a Movie from the Pool

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Celebrate the end of the school year with a Dive-In Movie!

Grab your friends, swimsuit and towel, and come watch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" from the pool at 8:30 p.m. on June 9 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

While you swim and float in the pool, you&...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Ford Pool Ribbon Cutting

New Pool Slide

The newly renovated Ford Pool will officially open for the summer over Memorial Day weekend!

To celebrate the grand reopening, the public is invited to the facility’s ribbon cutting and public art dedication at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Immedia...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Rental Spaces Available for Graduation

ASRC Rental Room

Graduation is just around the corner for high school and college students, and Allen Parks and Recreation has a variety of rental locations available to celebrate the life milestone.

Whether you are looking to host a small gathering or a large group, Allen...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sprayground at Celebration Park

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Children can now have a splash outdoors in Allen, as the sprayground at Celebration Park is officially open for the 2017 season.

The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily but closed on Wednesdays for weekly maintenance. 

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Recycling Grant Awarded for New Park

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The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department received a $29,385 grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to begin a recycling program in its newest park located at th...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Look Twice, Save a Life

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Pleasant weather means more motorcycles are cruising Allen streets. Help prevent deadly collisions by following these safety tips.

For riders:

  • Purchase a new, full-coverage helmet. Used helmets are useless after they’ve been worn in a crash.
  • Wear brigh...
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