Posted on: April 20, 2016

Registration Open for '2016 Youth Fishing Derby'


Youth will have the chance to go fishing for free and win prizes right here in Allen!

The 2016 Youth Fishing Derby for ages 2-16 years is being held from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Prizes will be awarded...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

ISA Scooter Competition Brings High-Flying Fun to The Edge Skate Park

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An international scooter competition recently brought high-flying fun to Allen.

The 2016 ISA (International Scooter Association) Scooter Competition, a Pro-level scooter event, was hosted on April 9 at The Edge Skate Park.

There were three divisions...Read on...

Learn about The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Eagle Scout Project Helps Relocate Beaver Colony

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Eagle Scout candidate Sven Lohse and a group of volunteers undertook a project to relocate the beaver colony that has taken residence at the detention pond at the east end of Greenville Heights Park on Saturday, April 8.

Beaver have inhabited the pond...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

New Parks, Recreation Facility Included in May 7 Bond Election

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The creation of new parks and recreation facilities will be up for a vote during the City’s bond election on May 7. The proposition contains $27 million in parks projects, including a new recreation and athletic center, new and expanded parks, and land ac...Read onAdditional Info......

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Allen Begins Egret Prevention Efforts


In order to prevent cattle egrets from nesting in Allen, Parks & Recreation staff have started using predatory bird noise-making devices at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park. Activities started earlier this year due to the warmer weather.

Once catt...Read on...

Learn more about egret prevention efforts.