News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 15, 2019

Super Hero Skate

Super Hero Skate

Come dressed as your favorite super hero for a fun open skate event!

The "Super Hero Skate" is happening from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on April 6 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Open to all ages, the cost is $5 entry and $3 skate rental. Receive a fre...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Easter Open Skate

Holiday Skate

Hop on over to Allen Community Ice Rink for a special Easter-themed ice skating event.

The "Easter Open Skate" is happening from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on April 20 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

There will be fun activities and an opportunity to ha...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available at all of A...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

News Flash

Posted on: March 11, 2019

Open Line Dance Party

Open Line Dance Party

All are welcome to join in the fun for the Open Line Dance Party from 5-7 p.m. on March 28 at Allen Senior Recreation Center!Admission is $5 paid at the door, which includes light refreshments.Song list: Crash & Burn, Seduced, Whiskey Bridges, Gypsy Q...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Blues, Rock 'N' Roll, Elvis and Much More!

ASRC Trip Photo

Discover Tunica, Mississippi and experience Memphis, Tennessee on a 5-day, 4-night excursion with Allen Senior Recreation Center on May 20-24, 2019!

Included are guided tours of Memphis, the “Home of the Blues,” Sun Studio the Birthplac...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available at all of A...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: February 18, 2019

March/April 2019 Center-Link Newsletter

Yoga Fitness Class for Center Link March April 2019

The March/April 2019 edition of the Center-Link newsletter, which is Allen Senior Recreation Center’s events guide, is now available. 

The facility’s upcoming diverse programming includes educational opportunities, fun games an...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

News Flash

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Allen Receives Another Clean Audit

City Hall Plaza with blooming flowers

An annual review of City funds found no errors or operational issues, according to the report from an independent auditor.

“This is the cleanest audit the city could possibly get,” said Sara Dempsey of audit firm Weaver in a presentatio...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Allen Invests $2.1 Million in Public Safety Software

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Police dispatching and record-keeping is getting a major boost thanks to new technology.

Following an exhaustive search, Allen Police selected CentralSquare Technologies to help the department dispatch calls, make police reports, document evidence and keep...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Update on Proposed Cricket Stadium (03-12-2019)

Aerial photo showing the City of Allen with trees, homes, roads visible in distance

UPDATE on Allen Sports Village (03-12-2019): 

The City of Allen has been notified by landowner and developer, Thakkar Developers, that they will proceed with the project plans for Allen Sports Village which are currently under technical review, an...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Annual Water System Maintenance Runs March 4-April 1

White icons of a shower, bathtub and sink on a blue background

You might notice a slight change to the taste or smell of your tap water this spring. This change is due to a temporary change in disinfectant used by Allen's water supplier, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Though your water might taste or s...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Answering Your Questions about Bobcats and Coyotes

Photo of a coyote standing in grass, head cocked to the right, staring into the distance

Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife—including a free oppor...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: February 13, 2019

Annual Water System Maintenance Runs March 4-April 1

White icons of a shower, bathtub and sink on a blue background

You might notice a slight change to the taste or smell of your tap water this spring. This change is due to a temporary change in disinfectant used by Allen's water supplier, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Though your water might taste or s...

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Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: March 8, 2019

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard Boat Race

Get creative and construct a boat, raft or floating craft entirely of cardboard!

Cardboard boat races are happening from 1-2:30 p.m. on March 23 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

Open to ages 8-17, teams include a captain, first mate and up to a 4-person suppor...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available at all of A...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 7, 2019

AFD Celebrates Promotions, Annual Award Winners

Fire chief and an employee stand at podium in front of crowd

Allen Fire Department (AFD) welcomed new employees and celebrated career advancements at its annual Promotional Ceremony and Awards Presentation on Wednesday, March 6.

The department recognized seven employees promoted to new titles in the last year, inclu...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: November 1, 2018

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available at all of A...

Read on...

Ford Pool

News Flash

Posted on: March 8, 2019

Outdoor Adventure Day

Outdoor Adventure Day

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or novice, this day is for you!

A special "Outdoor Adventure Day" is being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30 in Bethany Lakes Park (outside of Joe Farmer Recreation Center).

You and your family will learn...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available at all of A...

Read on...

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

News Flash

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Keep Allen Beautiful Celebrates 2018 Impact

Photo of volunteers in a wooded area removing a tire from a creek bed.

More than 3,800 volunteers collected litter, planted trees, sorted donations and held contests to foster a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful Allen.

Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB) is a volunteer organization supported by the City of Allen. In a presentation...

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Learn more about Keep Allen Beautiful Keep Allen Beautiful

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: February 25, 2019

What's coming to On Stage @ APL in March

Civic Auditorium

From history, to musical entertainment and much more!  You're sure to find something that fits your interests.

Here's what's coming to On Stage @ APL:

 Thursday, March 7 - The 1913 McKinney Store Collapse

Thursday, March 14 - Ben Milam, Fre...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: March 18, 2019

National Library Week

National Library Week

Allen Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 8-12 with themed fun all week long! Patrons are encouraged to dress for each day's theme and enjoy the special activities throughout the week!  Allen Public Library staff will be joi...

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Library Calendar Library - Main

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 8, 2019

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard Boat Race

Get creative and construct a boat, raft or floating craft entirely of cardboard!

Cardboard boat races are happening from 1-2:30 p.m. on March 23 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

Open to ages 8-17, teams include a captain, first mate and up to a 4-person suppor...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Super Hero Skate

Super Hero Skate

Come dressed as your favorite super hero for a fun open skate event!

The "Super Hero Skate" is happening from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on April 6 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Open to all ages, the cost is $5 entry and $3 skate rental. Receive a fre...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Cattle Egret Prevention Efforts

Cattle Egret

In order to prevent cattle egrets from nesting in the City of Allen, predatory bird noise-making devices will be used beginning the week of March 4 at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park.

The noise-making devices are used annually at the parks until the ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Outdoor Adventure Day

Outdoor Adventure Day

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or novice, this day is for you!

A special "Outdoor Adventure Day" is being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30 in Bethany Lakes Park (outside of Joe Farmer Recreation Center).

You and your family will learn...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Easter Open Skate

Holiday Skate

Hop on over to Allen Community Ice Rink for a special Easter-themed ice skating event.

The "Easter Open Skate" is happening from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on April 20 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

There will be fun activities and an opportunity to ha...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available at all of A...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and is available at all of A...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

News Flash

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Allen Joins EPA for "Fix a Leak Week"

Photo - Fix a Leak Week Logo

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted fr...

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Water Conservation News