Posted on: February 17, 2017

Drinking Fountains Turned Back On

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The drinking fountains located at Allen’s parks and trails have been turned back on due to warmer weather and since no more freezes are expected to occur this season. 

The fountains are turned off seasonally to prevent pipes from breaking during...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Security Cameras Installed Near Old Stone Dam

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Three security cameras have been installed throughout the Historic Water Station and Old Stone Dam site within Allen Station Park.

Mounted to poles, the cameras are solar powered and provide 24-hour video surveillance of the area. With video recording capa...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Volunteer for College Basketball Tournament

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The Allen Parks and Recreation Department is currently recruiting volunteers for the Lone Star Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championship March 2-5 at Allen Event Center.

There are some great perks to volunteering. In addition to gainin...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Change to General Admission Policy

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium has changed its general admission policy, which goes into effect in March.

Beginning on March 1, only Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium members and punch card holders will be able to use the pool area outside of open swim hours.

Those with...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Closed for Cleaning

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

The Edge Skat...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Allen 5-Star Competition

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Eight teams will compete in five unique challenges all in one afternoon, during a first-of-its-kind competition for young adults in Allen.

The Allen 5-Star Competition, for ages 21 and older, will give teams of five to six participants the opportunity to c...

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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: 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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