Parks and Recreation

  • Join Allen Senior Recreation Center and avoid crowded gyms by utilizing our fully-furnished fitness room. Membership costs just $5 per year for Allen residents ages 60+. Don't feel like cooking? The center even serves lunch daily!
  • Register for activities from Tai Chi to water aerobics to one-on-one personal training. These affordable classes are offered at Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics Center, Joe Farmer Recreation Center and other Parks and Recreation facilities.

Allen Public Library

  • Find hundreds of large-print books at Allen Public Library, in addition to a large collection of audio books and e-books
  • On Stage @ APL offers concerts, guest speakers, movies and other free cultural programming
  • Adult programs at Allen Public Library include book clubs, craft parties and hands-on learning opportunities

Serve, Lead and Volunteer

Lawn and Garden


  • Collin County Rides offers transit service for adults age 65 and older and those with qualifying disabilities living in Allen and Fairview
  • Project H.O.M.E. is a database designed to help first responders identify adults or children who are unable to communicate basic information due to dementia, Alzheimer's, autism or other cognitive impairments
  • Home Repair Assistance Programs help ensure safe and stable housing for income-qualified residents of all ages
  • Meals on Wheels serves Collin County by delivering meals to homes and senior centers for adults 60+ and those with disabilities
  • Wellness Center for Older Adults assists Collin County residents ages 55+ with health services, durable medical equipment, counseling and social services