News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: January 16, 2019

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 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Open to all ages, entry is $5, and skate rentals are $3. (Entry will be...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

News Flash

Posted on: December 21, 2018

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 25 at Allen Senior Recreation Center.

Fr...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 19, 2018

And the winner is…YOU!

Three4Free

The new year is finally here, and Allen Parks and Recreation is officially rolling out the red carpet at its recreation facilities (there really are red carpets!) by offering aggressive membership rates to help accomplish everyone's New Year's resolutions...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mardi Gras Trip (Shreveport/Bossier City)

2019 Mardi Gras Louisiana Trip

Join Allen Senior Recreation Center on a trip to celebrate Mardi Gras at the 13th Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash from February 22-24, 2019 in Shreveport/Bossier City! 

The festivities will include visits to a float-loading party, a bakery making...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

Read on...

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

News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Water, Sewer Upgrades to Continue in Hillside Village

Road work ahead sign with crews working in background

A neighborhood-wide project to replace aging pipes in the Hillside Village subdivision will begin its second phase in February.

Contractors will replace aging and deteriorating water and sanitary sewer mains with resilient PVC on portions of Sunny Slope Dr...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Keep Help at Your Fingertips with MyAllen App

myallen_app.jpg

Available in Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS products, the MyAllen App helps residents report issues and find answers. The City’s mobile app allows users to submit non-emergency service requests, report concerns or browse the c...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: December 31, 2018

Resolve to Defend Your Drains

Water splashing into a stainless steel sink and being flushed down a drain

Just because you can flush it down a drain doesn’t mean you should. This new year, make a resolution to protect our waterways by properly disposing of these common items.

Fats, oils and greaseThese culprits come from meats, butters, margarine, la...

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Learn more about defending your drains. Community Services
Posted on: December 28, 2018

Christmas Tree Disposal Options

Branch of a pine tree on a white background

As you're cleaning up from holiday celebrations, take a moment to review your options for disposing of Christmas trees.

Option #1: Curbside Christmas Tree Collection 

Natural Christmas trees, up to six feet tall, will be picked up through January 1...

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Learn more about holiday trash collection. Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: January 16, 2019

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. 9 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. 

Open to all age...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: December 19, 2018

And the winner is…YOU!

Three4Free

The new year is finally here, and Allen Parks and Recreation is officially rolling out the red carpet at its recreation facilities (there really are red carpets!) by offering aggressive membership rates to help accomplish everyone's New Year's resolutions...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Fall 2018 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 All...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 3, 2019

Allen Fire Department Launches Free CPR Training

Fire department staff member holding an AED device in the front of a classroom while participants wa

Allen Fire Department is embarking on a lofty goal: train every capable Allen citizen in CPR. Through free monthly classes, group training and special events, they hope to empower each participant to act quickly and confidently in an emergency.

Free CPR Cl...

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See more educational opportunities with AFD. Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: November 1, 2018

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

Read on...

Ford Pool

News Flash

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Homeschool Art Workshops

Homeschool Art Workshops

Homeschool students can amaze family members by creating beautiful oil, watercolor or acrylic paintings at fun art classes in Allen.

Three "Homeschool Art Workshops," open to ages 5-13, are being held at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Registration ...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: December 19, 2018

And the winner is…YOU!

Three4Free

The new year is finally here, and Allen Parks and Recreation is officially rolling out the red carpet at its recreation facilities (there really are red carpets!) by offering aggressive membership rates to help accomplish everyone's New Year's resolutions...

Read on...

Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Construction on JFRC South Bridge

JFRC Bridge

Joe Farmer Recreation Center's north bridge has reopened, and the south bridge is now closed for construction.

During construction, the south entrance to Joe Farmer Recreation Center will be closed, but the recreation facility will remain open with normal ...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Fall 2018 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 All...

Read on...

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 4, 2019

Learning to speak English?

Learning to speak English?  Sign up for CHAT!

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

Our small conversation groups meet at the Allen Public Library Monday evenings at 7 p.m. OR Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. starting January 28/29.  Registration is re...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: December 17, 2018

January is Read an eBook Month

January is Read an eBook Month

Try cloudLibrary for a chance to win a pair of wireless earbuds. 

 Stop by the Library and show us the downloaded cloudLibrary app on your device to receive an entry from.  Go to allenlibrary.org/ebookmonth or call the Library at...

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Read an eBook Month Library - Main
Posted on: December 19, 2018

OverDrive content is moving to cloudLibrary

OverDrive content moving to cloudLibrary

The Allen Public Library is pleased to announce that the library’s entire eBook and eAudiobook collection (currently hosted by OverDrive) will be available through cloudLibrary beginning January 15, 2019.  Most of our purchased OverDriv...

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Moving to cloudLibrary FAQ Library - Main
Posted on: January 19, 2019

What's coming to On Stage @ APL in February

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:

 Friday, February 8 - Vellamo 

Saturday, February 9 - Johanna July

 Frid...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: January 16, 2019

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 25 at Allen Senior Recreation Center.

Fr...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Homeschool Art Workshops

Homeschool Art Workshops

Homeschool students can amaze family members by creating beautiful oil, watercolor or acrylic paintings at fun art classes in Allen.

Three "Homeschool Art Workshops," open to ages 5-13, are being held at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Registration ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 16, 2019

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. 9 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. 

Open to all age...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 16, 2019

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 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Open to all ages, entry is $5, and skate rentals are $3. (Entry will be...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 19, 2018

And the winner is…YOU!

Three4Free

The new year is finally here, and Allen Parks and Recreation is officially rolling out the red carpet at its recreation facilities (there really are red carpets!) by offering aggressive membership rates to help accomplish everyone's New Year's resolutions...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 19, 2018

And the winner is…YOU!

Three4Free

The new year is finally here, and Allen Parks and Recreation is officially rolling out the red carpet at its recreation facilities (there really are red carpets!) by offering aggressive membership rates to help accomplish everyone's New Year's resolutions...

Read on...

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

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

News Flash

Posted on: December 11, 2018

Turn Sprinklers Off to Prevent Falls, Crashes

Close-up photo of a sprinkler head shooting water, surrounded by ice and snow

To avoid frozen landscapes, sidewalks, and streets, remember to keep the sprinkler controllers in the OFF position during the winter. Very rarely does the lawn and landscape require supplemental water with sprinklers from Thanksgiving through Valentine's ...

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Water Conservation News