Allen Headlines

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  1. Presidents’ Day closures, adjusted hours at some City of Allen facilities

    Some City of Allen facilities will be closed or offer limited hours while staff attend a citywide training on Monday, Feb. 20.
  2. Makeup collections for bulk and recycling scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11

    Community Waste Disposal (CWD) will run collections on Saturday, Feb. 11 for recycling and bulk/brush missed Tuesday through Friday of last week. Residents should have carts out by 7 a.m. on Feb. 11 with lids closed and allow until 5 p.m. for pickup.
  3. Don Rodenbaugh name change approved

    After 20+ years of operations, Allen Parks and Recreation’s most-visited recreation facility will get a name change. Following approval by Allen City Council, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium will officially change its name to Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics Center.
  4. Council Meeting Recap: Don Rodenbaugh name change, The Bark Yard, street and alley repairs

    Allen City Council met on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Read on for the highlights and approved projects.
  5. Join the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge: Live Fit Allen

    Join us for Live Fit Allen, Mayor Ken Fulk’s citywide fitness challenge! Held Jan. 28-Feb. 28, Live Fit Allen is a fun, FREE challenge for everyone, no matter where you are in your health and fitness journey.

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  1. Presidents’ Day closures, adjusted hours at some City of Allen facilities

    Some City of Allen facilities will be closed or offer limited hours while staff attend a citywide training on Monday, Feb. 20.
  2. Spring closure at Don Rodenbaugh pools will bring new waterslide, HVAC improvements

    Pool areas at Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics Center will close in March while crews perform a major HVAC overhaul and demolish the existing waterslide. Pools are expected to reopen by June; other areas of the facility will remain open during this period.
  3. Don Rodenbaugh name change approved

    After 20+ years of operations, Allen Parks and Recreation’s most-visited recreation facility will get a name change. Following approval by Allen City Council, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium will officially change its name to Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics Center.
  4. Join the Mayor’s Wellness Challenge: Live Fit Allen

    Join us for Live Fit Allen, Mayor Ken Fulk’s citywide fitness challenge! Held Jan. 28-Feb. 28, Live Fit Allen is a fun, FREE challenge for everyone, no matter where you are in your health and fitness journey.

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  1. Library Closed for Citywide Staff Training

    The Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 for citywide staff training. Read on...

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  1. Poison control resources from NCPC

    One poison exposure is reported to U.S. poison control every 15 seconds. While children age 6 and younger make up a majority of cases, poisoning affects all ages. Do your part to reduce unnecessary ER visits by staying prepared.
  2. Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

    Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.
  3. Allen Fire Station 6: Project and Construction Updates


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  1. Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

    We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.
  2. Urban wildlife in Allen

    Allen is home to a variety of wildlife. Read our top questions on urban wildlife including ways to protect your pets and educate your family.

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  1. Makeup collections for bulk and recycling scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11

    Community Waste Disposal (CWD) will run collections on Saturday, Feb. 11 for recycling and bulk/brush missed Tuesday through Friday of last week. Residents should have carts out by 7 a.m. on Feb. 11 with lids closed and allow until 5 p.m. for pickup.