Parks & Open Space Master Plan

Allen Parks and Recreation is sharing the results of the latest City of Allen Parks and Open Space Master Plan! This document will serve as a guide to staff and City leaders over the next 10 years, helping them identify and address the community-wide goals, objectives and needs regarding the existing and future park system based on community input.

Thank you to all who participated in the Needs Analysis Polls and/or attended community meetings. We look forward to sharing the final Allen Parks and Open Space Master Plan with you!


Planning Process and Citizen Engagement

The latest master planning process began in 2019 and included an online survey and focus group meetings to gather feedback directly from Allen residents. The results included:

  • 1,460 completed surveys
  • 20 focus groups and other input meetings
  • Level of Service Analysis comparing existing parks acres to current population

Existing Allen Parks & Recreation System

Allen Parks and Recreation Asset Map with Legend

Priority Rankings

Survey respondents were asked to provide priority rankings of the most needed facilities in the City of Allen. The following rankings are a calculation of the respondents' priority rankings:

1  Add shade to playgrounds for children at neighborhood parks
2  Complete the Rowlett Creek Trail from Plano to McKinney
3  Upgrade undersized and/or damaged trails
4  Acquire land for additional park areas
5  Have special events in parks
6  Improve and enhance the maintenance of park facilities
7  Design and construct a smaller dog park
8  Have trails connect to and throughout the Central Business District
9  Construct sprayground/water splash pads
10  Have a community garden
11  Design and construct a single large dog park
12  Increase the amount of open space along existing creek corridors
13  Have additional practice fields
14  Have additional multipurpose sports fields
15  Have one or more city parks in the Central Business District