Posted on: October 24, 2016

Arbor Day Celebration


Arbor Day in Allen this year will be special, including both a new park dedication ceremony and Arbor Day festivities.

Come out to Orchards Park (1705 Lake Travis Dr.) for a park ribbon cutting, followed by the annual Arbor Day Celebration, beginning ...Read on...

Celebrate Arbor Day in Allen!
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

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Dress up your dog and join the fun at the Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on October 29 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Bethany Lakes Park.

There will be contests, games, raffles, demonstrations and vendors. Have a HOWL of a good tim...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2016

Recycling Grant Awarded for New Park


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...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2016

Allen Wins Gold Medal Award for Parks and Recreation Management!

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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 the winner for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence i...Read on...

More information on Gold Medal Awards
Posted on: October 18, 2016

Decide to Dance at the Presidential Masquerade Ball


Dress up as your favorite or least favorite president or politician past or present and Decide to Dance at the Presidential Masquerade Ball at 5 p.m. on October 29 at Allen Senior Recreation Center.

Open to all ages, the dance will feature live music u...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2016

Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is Back

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Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.

Nightly activities include gym games, dance music by a DJ, bounce houses, dodgeball, pool, table tennis, theme nights a...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Seven Awards Won


The Allen Parks and Recreation Department was presented with seven awards for Market Street Allen USA Celebration at the 2016 International Festival and Events Association (IFEA) conference on September 27 in Tucson, Arizona.

With entries from among th...Read on...