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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Valentine's Open Skate

Valentine's Skate Allen Community Ice Rink

Come join Allen Community Ice Rink for a special Valentine’s Day skating event!

The Valentine’s Open Skate will be held from 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Open to all ages, Open Skate entry ...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: January 3, 2020

It's Great to Skate!

Great Turkey Skate

Join Allen Community Ice Rink for It's Great to Skate, a FREE 30-minute Learn to Skate Class followed by a 60-minute Open Skate and FREE Skate rental.

It's Great to Skate will be Saturday, February 1 from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

This class is open to p...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2020 Recreation Guide

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The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE in Allen activity guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now, and pro...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

One Night Wander

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Allen Senior Recreation Center is going on a special Nature Lover's One Night Wander, and there's still time to register!

Escape the bustle of the city and take a fishing trip to Ray Roberts Lake State Park! Explore Celina Historic Square before enjoying l...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 19, 2019

See Three FREE Months in 2020!

3 Months Free membership offer

Can you SEE yourself in 2020? Does that picture include a more active, healthier you? Allen Parks and Recreation is offering a clear path to help you accomplish your 2020 goals with incredible memberships at the City of Allen’s recreation facilities. Don’...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting

Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting

Learn how to become a volunteer, whether at a recreation center or park, an event or on-going activity, with a group or individually!

A Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting is being held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, January 24 at the First Christian Church in Her...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2020 Recreation Guide

Winter Spring 2020 LIFE Guide Banner

The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE in Allen activity guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now, and pro...

Read on...

Allen Senior Recreation Center

News Flash

Posted on: January 17, 2020

Mayor Stephen Terrell to Vacate Office

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Mayor Stephen Terrell filed to run for Collin County Commissioner on December 9. After reviewing the Allen City Charter, the city attorney determined his filing resulted in the automatic resignation from his position as mayor. If he had not filed for anot...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: November 18, 2019

Registration Now Open in Utility Billing Payment System

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The planned transition to a new utility billing payment system is now complete! Here’s how to update your account.

Who is affected?

City of Allen utility customers who want to view or pay bills online, pay automatically with a credit card or enrol...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Candidate Packets Now Available

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Candidate packets are now available for the May 2, 2020 General Election. Packets may be picked up in the City Secretary's Office located on the third floor of Allen City Hall (305 Century Parkway).

An optional candidate's briefing will be held on Monday, ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: November 18, 2019

Registration Now Open in Utility Billing Payment System

older couple looking at laptop and smiling at each other

The planned transition to a new utility billing payment system is now complete! Here’s how to update your account.

Who is affected?

City of Allen utility customers who want to view or pay bills online, pay automatically with a credit card or enrol...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Community Services

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Posted on: January 20, 2020

Indoor Triathlon

Indoor Triathlon

Come experience the annual Indoor Triathlon on Sunday, March 1 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

The indoor triathlon will consist of a 15-minute swim, 15-minute cycle on an upright bike, and a 15-minute run with a 5-minute transition to each segment. ...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Duck Derby

Duck Derby at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Decorated rubber ducks will soon race around the lazy river at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium to see which can cross the finish line first!

The annual Duck Derby is being held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. 

Open to all age...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: December 19, 2019

See Three FREE Months in 2020!

3 Months Free membership offer

Can you SEE yourself in 2020? Does that picture include a more active, healthier you? Allen Parks and Recreation is offering a clear path to help you accomplish your 2020 goals with incredible memberships at the City of Allen’s recreation facilities. Don’...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2020 Recreation Guide

Winter Spring 2020 LIFE Guide Banner

The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE in Allen activity guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now, and pro...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

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News Flash

Posted on: November 12, 2019

Visiting Central Fire? Do this first....

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Fire administration staff have been temporarily relocated during the renovation of Central Fire Station. Please call 214.509.4400 for assistance before visiting.

Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2020 Recreation Guide

Winter Spring 2020 LIFE Guide Banner

The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE in Allen activity guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now, and pro...

Read on...

Ford Pool

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Call for Submissions: Art Extravaganza

2018 Art Extravaganza

Submit your work of art in a family-friendly juried competition!

Art submissions for the Art Extravaganza are being accepted now through Tuesday, February 18 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Open to all Collin County students ages 6-18, there&...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: December 19, 2019

See Three FREE Months in 2020!

3 Months Free membership offer

Can you SEE yourself in 2020? Does that picture include a more active, healthier you? Allen Parks and Recreation is offering a clear path to help you accomplish your 2020 goals with incredible memberships at the City of Allen’s recreation facilities. Don’...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2020 Recreation Guide

Winter Spring 2020 LIFE Guide Banner

The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE in Allen activity guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now, and pro...

Read on...

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Need to practice English conversation?

Learning to speak English?  Sign up for CHAT!

Are you learning to speak English?  Do you want to practice English conversation?  Join our free CHAT program!

Our small conversation group meet at the Allen Public Library on Monday evenings OR Tuesday mornings starting Monday, January 2...

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Visit AllenLibrary.org Library - Main
Posted on: December 21, 2019

What's OnStage@APL in January

Civic Auditorium

From lectures to music and more, you're sure to find something that fits your interests.

Here's what's OnStage in January:

Saturday, January 18 - Ioni Creek Bluegrass

Sunday, January 26 - Better Angels: Reuniting America

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Magazines at Your Fingertips

RB Digital

Have you tried RB Digital?  Get full-color, digital magazines for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming and mobile-app download.  

Borrow as many issues as you like and keep them for as long as you need them.  There are no ch...

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Visit AllenLibrary.org Library - Main

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News Flash

Posted on: January 16, 2020

Call for Submissions: Art Extravaganza

2018 Art Extravaganza

Submit your work of art in a family-friendly juried competition!

Art submissions for the Art Extravaganza are being accepted now through Tuesday, February 18 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Open to all Collin County students ages 6-18, there&...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 6, 2020

One Night Wander

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Allen Senior Recreation Center is going on a special Nature Lover's One Night Wander, and there's still time to register!

Escape the bustle of the city and take a fishing trip to Ray Roberts Lake State Park! Explore Celina Historic Square before enjoying l...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 3, 2020

It's Great to Skate!

Great Turkey Skate

Join Allen Community Ice Rink for It's Great to Skate, a FREE 30-minute Learn to Skate Class followed by a 60-minute Open Skate and FREE Skate rental.

It's Great to Skate will be Saturday, February 1 from 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

This class is open to p...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Duck Derby

Duck Derby at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Decorated rubber ducks will soon race around the lazy river at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium to see which can cross the finish line first!

The annual Duck Derby is being held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. 

Open to all age...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 19, 2019

See Three FREE Months in 2020!

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Can you SEE yourself in 2020? Does that picture include a more active, healthier you? Allen Parks and Recreation is offering a clear path to help you accomplish your 2020 goals with incredible memberships at the City of Allen’s recreation facili...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Valentine's Open Skate

Valentine's Skate Allen Community Ice Rink

Come join Allen Community Ice Rink for a special Valentine’s Day skating event!

The Valentine’s Open Skate will be held from 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 15 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Open to all ages, Open Skate entry ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2020 Recreation Guide

Winter Spring 2020 LIFE Guide Banner

The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE in Allen activity guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now, and pro...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: January 10, 2020

Police Arrest Suspects in Shooting of Cyclist

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Tristion Morris and Phillip Miller were arrested on January 9 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct.

The arrests are linked to the shooting of a 19-year-old man who was riding his bicycle on Allen Heights Drive on January 6. The vi...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Allen Parks and Recreation: Capturing the Allen Spirit

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How community input drives design of Allen’s favorite spots to play.

A bat sweeps through the humid air hovering over home plate. A softball meets the edge with a metallic thwunk. Cheers erupt from the concrete bleachers as the player rounds first. Lights illuminate the outfield as the ball bounces into a waiting mitt.

Thre...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: August 5, 2019

Community Development: Building an Allen for the Ages

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How Community Development staff protects Allen’s character and plans for its future.

Every time Allen racks up another accolade (such as CNBC’s “Best Suburb in Texas” or MONEY Magazine’s “#2 Best Place to Launch a Career”), Allen residents are delighted, but not surprised.“No wonder I love living here!” gushed one citizen on Facebook.“Shh...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Finance: Doing More with Tech

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From automation to artificial intelligence, Allen’s Finance Department harnesses technology to keep costs in check.

If time is money, then wasted time is wasted money. And wasted money is something the City of Allen Finance Department can’t stand.

“We’re constantly on the hunt for savings,” said Eric Cannon, Allen’s Chie...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Community Services: All in a Day's Work

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Community Services puts heart and soul into Allen’s “dirty jobs.”

There are dozens of job titles in Allen’s Community Services department. Water Foreman. Pump Station Operator. Fleet Coordinator. Lead Custodian. But to succeed at any one of them, Director Steve Massey believes you must be part mechani...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Allen Fire Department: Answering the Call

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How Allen Fire Department empowers every citizen to save lives.

Allen Fire Chief Jon Boyd knows the value of special equipment. In fact, his department purchased $1.1 million of it last year alone—including extrication tools to free trapped drivers in seconds, thermal imagers to illuminate signs of life in a...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Allen Police Department: Rethinking School Threats

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Allen Police Department initiates a new program to help prevent every parent’s worst nightmare.

From Sandy Hook to Santa Fe, two words echo in the aftermath of nearly every school shooting. The simple refrain slices through debates about background checks and waiting periods, metal detectors and armed teachers, revealing a security gap no single pol...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Allen Public Library: “As Allen Changes, So Do We”

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Allen Public Library holds a mirror to the community through programs, acquisitions and outreach.

Step into Allen Public Library any day of the week and you’ll be met with a hive-like hum of activity. Children flit from fish tank to finger puppets on the way to story time. Students swarm tables, study rooms and quiet patches of carpet, a web of laptop...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Engineering: “We Don’t Just Go with the Flow”

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Allen engineers find innovative solutions to keep traffic, waste and business moving.

Ask anyone in North Texas to name the worst thing about living here, and you’re bound to hear the same word over and over. Traffic. From 2018 to 2019, the North Central Texas Council of Governments estimates Collin County grew by more t...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City Secretary: Under the Law, Above Reproach

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Allen’s City Secretary adds new features to help citizens access public records.

It’s perhaps the most misunderstood title in city government, but it’s one City Secretary Shelley George wears with pride and good humor.

“I once took a call from a longtime resident asking me to type a letter for her,&rdq...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Allen Convention & Visitors Bureau: Be Our Guest!

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A dazzling hotel and convention center draws new visitors (and dollars) to Allen.

When the first guest checked in to the Delta by Marriott Dallas Allen and Watters Creek Convention Center on January 15, they weren’t just booking a room. They were ushering in a new era of Allen tourism.

“It changes the entire landscap...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Human Resources: If You Can’t Join Them, Beat Them

A man in green City of Allen polo shirt talks to a female employee in striped dress at a desk.

Streamlined hiring helps Allen snag top candidates before someone else does.

Economic booms, like the one rippling furiously across North Texas, give cities like Allen a lot to celebrate. Unemployment is low. Wages are up. People feel better about taking professional risks, such as starting a business or gunning for a new job.

The ...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Allen EDC: Allen's Corporate Matchmaker

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Allen Economic Development Corporation courts the employers of tomorrow.

In the early 90s, City leaders realized Allen had a problem. The population was booming, more than doubling to 18,000 residents within a decade. But with few businesses, homeowners were shouldering nearly all the tax burden.

“At the time, we were...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Information Technology: All the Bytes We Cannot See

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Invisible networks, designed by I.T. staff, make Allen secure, agile and resilient.

When twelve of the world’s top Overwatch players took the stage in front of thundering fans at Allen Event Center, a municipal technology budget was likely the last thing on their minds. Yet as the match unfolded on the arena’s jumbotr...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Public and Media Relations Office: Telling Allen’s Story

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Allen’s Public and Media Relations Office uses creativity to inform and inspire.

From the pages of a favorite fairytale to the latest binge-worthy streaming series, we humans are captivated by stories. They instruct, influence, infuriate and inspire. They introduce us to new perspectives and help us investigate our world.

Whether posti...

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Stories of Service
Posted on: September 17, 2019

Mayor Stephen Terrell: A Legacy of Service

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Mayor Stephen Terrell leaves his mark on Allen.

Mayor Stephen Terrell leaves his mark on Allen

When Mayor Stephen Terrell was first elected to Allen City Council in 1991, the city population had just crossed the 20,000 mark. As a small business owner, Terrell was driven to expand Allen’s economic tax ba...

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Stories of Service

News Flash

Posted on: December 19, 2019

See Three FREE Months in 2020!

3 Months Free membership offer

Can you SEE yourself in 2020? Does that picture include a more active, healthier you? Allen Parks and Recreation is offering a clear path to help you accomplish your 2020 goals with incredible memberships at the City of Allen’s recreation facilities. Don’...

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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2020 Recreation Guide

Winter Spring 2020 LIFE Guide Banner

The Winter/Spring 2020 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE in Allen activity guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now, and pro...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

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