Posted on: April 20, 2017

Youth Fishing Derby

Fishing at Bethany Lakes

Here fishy, fishy! 

The annual Youth Fishing Derby is happening from 8-10:30 a.m. on May 6 at Bethany Lakes Park and participation is free.

Open to ages 2-16, prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught per age group and overall. 

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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. Immediat...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Saturday Night Social Program for Students

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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 and c...

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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 will soon be able to have a splash outdoors in Allen, as the sprayground at Celebration Park opens for the season on May 1.

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

The sprayground...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

PARD Manager Wins Young Professional Award

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The Allen Parks and Recreation Department’s recreation services manager, Travis Cunniff, was honored with the 2017 Jerry D. Garrett Memorial Young Professional Award by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS).

The Young Professional Award annua...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Ford Pool Fees Updated

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Admission fees are changing at Allen’s newly-renovated community pool.

Ford Pool will open 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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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Two PARD Staff Graduate Leadership Academy

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Two Allen Parks and Recreation staff members were recognized by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) for graduating from a leadership development program.

Billy Diaz, Youth Programs Supervisor at The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center, and Heidi M...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Allen Historic Water Station Receives Award

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Preservation Texas presented the City of Allen with an Honor Award for restoration efforts on the Allen Historic Water Station, during the 2017 Preservation Texas Summit held in February in Waco.

Honor Awards recognize successful efforts to save endangered...

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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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