Visitor Center

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Operational Changes


The Visitor Center is closed until further notice. Registration, reservations and rentals also are suspended during this time.

Some Allen Parks and Recreation facilities, including outdoor athletic courts and indoor fitness floors, will reopen May 18-26 as the City works to safely expand services previously impacted by COVID-19. A modified roster of summer camps and activities will be announced soon, with a start date no earlier than June 15.

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation reopening plans.

About The Edge Visitor Center


The Edge Visitor Center (formerly the Youth Center) is a 4,000-square-foot facility with a media room, computer lab, game room and snack bar. The central open area of the center is for parents and youth who are visiting or utilizing The Edge. The media room consists of five televisions, including one wide-screen television for watching movies, music videos, etc. (The media room is a limited-access area for youth 10 to 17 years of age or those 18 years of age, if still enrolled in high school.) Playstation and XBox systems are available for use on the four smaller televisions. Interior and exterior accessibility to the Visitor Center restrooms is available. An annual membership fee for use of these areas is charged. 

Summer Hours of Operation


Monday - Saturday: Noon - 8 p.m 
Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m. 

School Year Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday: 3 - 8 p.m.*
Saturday: Noon - 8 p.m. 
Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m. 

*The Visitor Center will open at noon during school holidays 

Membership Fees for Media Room Access (per age limitations specified above)


Residents: $10/yr
Non-Residents: $20/yr
Guest Fee: $3 (if within the facility age range and accompanied by a member)

Membership cards are for limited access areas at the Visitor Center and will not be accepted at Joe Farmer Recreation Center nor Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. Due to the higher membership fees charged at JFRC and DRN, membership cards from these facilities are accepted for the limited access areas at The Edge Visitor Center.