Posted on: February 20, 2018

Spring Break Open Skate

Summer Open Skate Event

Kick off spring break in the coolest way possible! 

Enjoy upbeat party music while skating and even play some of our popular on-ice spring break themed games at the "Spring Break Open Skate" from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on March 10 at Al...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Introduction to Skating (Spring Break Class)

Introduction to Skating

First-time skaters can learn the basics of ice skating at a fun class at Allen Community Ice Rink.

The "Introduction to Skating (Spring Break Class)" for ages 3-14 will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. on March 13 and March 15. 

Participant...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Easter Open Skate

Easter Open Skate 2018

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

The "Easter Open Skate" will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on March 31 at the ice rink.

There will be activities and an opportunity to have your picture t...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

Posted on: October 16, 2017

March/April 2018 Center-Link Newsletter

Center-Link (March-April 2018)

The March/April 2018 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
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Painted Churches Tour

Schulenburg Trip

Allen Senior Recreation Center is going to Schulenburg, Texas!

The "Painted Churches Tour" will be a three-day, two-night trip on April 11-13, 2018.

Enjoy a fun-filled extended trip during the beautiful springtime. The trip includes sightseeing, a...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Travel to New York City

New York Trip

Allen Senior Recreation Center is going to New York City!

Join the center for a five-day, four-night trip to see the bright lights of "The City That Never Sleeps" from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2018.

For more information, please call 214.509.4820 or stop b...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 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 A...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

Posted on: February 23, 2018

Annual Chlorine Maintenance Could Affect Taste, Smell of Water

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The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has scheduled a free chlorine maintenance on the NTMWD Wylie water transmission system and customers’ distribution systems from February 26 to March 26.

The free chlorine maintenance does not affect water qu...

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Posted on: February 19, 2018

Avoid the Hassle, Vote Early

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Early voting for the Democratic and Republican Primary Elections begins Tuesday, February 20. All early voting sites in Collin County are available to eligible Collin County voters. This includes the Allen Municipal Courts Facility. Early voting times are...

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View voting locations and check wait times. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: February 15, 2018

New Park Land to be Purchased

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On February 13, Allen City Council approved the purchase of land within the Ridgeview Crossing development for the construction of a neighborhood park.

The construction of a park on this land ensures that future Ridgeview Crossing residents have easy acces...

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See more news at AllenNews.org! City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Designed for Tree City USA

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Three bright young artists have been named winners of the Arbor Day Poster Contest sponsored by Keep Allen Beautiful.

1st place: Chloe Cunningham, Cheatham Elementary

2nd place: Lilly Reeves, Boon Elementary

3rd place: Sebastian Reyes, Cheatham Elementary

The...

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See more news at AllenNews.org! City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Allen Named Best Suburb in Texas

City hall

The City of Allen continues to be nationally recognized as CNBC recently named Allen the best suburb in Texas in its list of top suburbs in the United States.

CNBC's list is based off information from Money Magazine (which ranked Allen number 2 in the coun...

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See more news at AllenNews.org! City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Keep Help at Your Fingertips with MyAllen App

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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 first mobile app allows users to submit non-emergency service requests, report concerns or browse the city’...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates

Posted on: February 1, 2018

Allen Indoor Sprint Triathlon

2018 Sprint Triathlon

Compete in an entirely indoor triathlon at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

OVERVIEWWhat: The City of Allen Sprint Triathlon is an entirely indoor triathlon that consists of a 15-minute swim, 15-minute cycle on an upright bike, and 15-minute run on a treadmill. ...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Under the Sea Easter Adventure

Under The Sea Easter Adventure 2018

This Easter, you can go diving for eggs in the pool!

The "Under the Sea Easter Adventure" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on March 31 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

See how many eggs you can collect from the leisure pool in the time allowed! Open...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Posted on: January 10, 2018

Citizens Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

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Want to learn what it takes to be a fire fighter in the City of Allen? Ride with fire fighters, learn how to operate a fire hose, wear fire fighting gear, and more at the 2018 Citizens Fire Academy.

Beginning on March 22, the 10-week class is designed to t...

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Learn more about the Allen Fire Department Fire Department

Posted on: November 17, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

Read on...

Ford Pool

Posted on: February 20, 2018

Outdoor Adventure Day

2018 Outdoor Adventure Day

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

The "Outdoor Adventure Day" will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 7 at Bethany Lakes Park.

You and your family will learn and enjoy new ways to experience the great outdoo...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Geocache Easter Egg Hunt

Geocache Easter Egg Hunt

Experience one of the fastest growing activities in the world! 

The first annual Geocache Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1 p.m. on March 25 at Bethany Lakes Park in Allen!

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt with all kinds of new prizes and a...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Easter Pictures

Don't fight the holiday crowd for pet pictures with the Easter Bunny!

A special "Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny" event will be held at 3 p.m. on March 25 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Get your furry friend's picture with the Easter Bunny! R...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Lunch With The Easter Bunny

Lunch With The Easter Bunny

Have fun socializing with your friends while you create fun spring crafts and enjoy story time with the Easter Bunny! 

A "Lunch With The Easter Bunny" will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 27 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Op...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

Read on...

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Posted on: January 20, 2018

Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

Join us in the Library's Auditorium throughout the month of February.  Learn about the first female African American mail carrier, baseball players, soldiers, and more.

Stagecoach Mary - Saturday, February 10

Negro League Baseball - Thursday, Febru...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Library Awarded Family Place Grant

Allen Public Library

The Allen Public Library is one of 12 libraries in the state of Texas awarded with a 2018 Family Place LibrariesTM Project grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This project was initiated to help public libraries address early learni...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Can't Make it to the Library?

CloudLibrary, our new eBook and eAudiobook service.

Do you need a book to read?  Or maybe you prefer audio books, but you just can't make it to the library.  Try Cloud Library!

Cloud Library is our new eBook and eAudiobook subscription service.  We have thousands of books availabl...

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Try Cloud Library! Library - Main
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Preventing Cyber Crime and Identity Theft

IT Director Eric Matthews and Allen PD Investigator Leonid Shkolnikov

Join us Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium to learn how you can guard yourself against common scams criminals use to steal your money and personal information.  

Investigator Leonid Shkolnikov of the Allen Police Department will shar...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Coffee with the Fire Chief

Coffee with Allen Fire Chief Bill Hawley has been cancelled

The Coffee with the Fire Chief program scheduled for Saturday, March 31 has been cancelled.  At this time, there are no plans to reschedule the program.

Visit Allen News Library - Main

Posted on: February 8, 2018

Olympic Open Skate

Olympic Skate

Join the fun on the ice with various Olympic-themed, on-ice games and activities, including friendly relay races. 

The Olympic Open Skate will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

All on-ice partici...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Allen Historic Water Station Wins TOMA Award

TOMA Award

For the second year in a row, Allen Parks and Recreation has been presented with a TOMA Award from the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute for completing a project that has advanced the City of Allen’s parks system.

The Allen Historic Water St...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 19, 2018

Landscape Beautification Project Underway

Median Beautification

The City of Allen’s forestry crew is removing and replacing about a dozen trees in two roadway medians as a part of a beautification project. 

A mix of hackberry and bois d’arc trees that are in decline due to parasitic growth ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Drinking Fountains to be Turned Back On

Water Fountain

The drinking fountains located at Allen’s parks and trails are being turned back on over the course of the next week after having been turned off for the winter season.

The fountains are turned off seasonally to prevent pipes from breaking during freezing ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Trail at Hydrous Wake Park Temporarily Closed

Hydrous Map

A section of Allen’s hike and bike trail behind Hydrous Wake Park is temporarily closed.

The stretch of trail located immediately to the east and south of the wake park is planned to remain closed for two weeks, as workers install a bridge that c...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 16, 2018

STEAM Recreation Programs Make Learning Fun

STEAM Programming

Summer will be here before we know it, and many parents are already looking for fun and educational camps and classes for children when school is out on break.

The Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engine...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 1, 2018

Allen Indoor Sprint Triathlon

2018 Sprint Triathlon

Compete in an entirely indoor triathlon at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

OVERVIEWWhat: The City of Allen Sprint Triathlon is an entirely indoor triathlon that consists of a 15-minute swim, 15-minute cycle on an upright bike, and 15-minute run on a treadmill. ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Spring Break Open Skate

Summer Open Skate Event

Kick off spring break in the coolest way possible! 

Enjoy upbeat party music while skating and even play some of our popular on-ice spring break themed games at the "Spring Break Open Skate" from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on March 10 at Al...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 13, 2018

Introduction to Skating (Spring Break Class)

Introduction to Skating

First-time skaters can learn the basics of ice skating at a fun class at Allen Community Ice Rink.

The "Introduction to Skating (Spring Break Class)" for ages 3-14 will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. on March 13 and March 15. 

Participant...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 19, 2018

Eggcellent Family Adventure

Eggcellent Family Adventure 2018

Families can enjoy the Easter version of “trick-or-treating" right here in Allen!

Eggcellent Family Adventure, which is one of Allen's favorite springtime traditions and is free to attend and open to the public, is being held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sa...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Geocache Easter Egg Hunt

Geocache Easter Egg Hunt

Experience one of the fastest growing activities in the world! 

The first annual Geocache Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1 p.m. on March 25 at Bethany Lakes Park in Allen!

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt with all kinds of new prizes and a...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Easter Pictures

Don't fight the holiday crowd for pet pictures with the Easter Bunny!

A special "Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny" event will be held at 3 p.m. on March 25 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Get your furry friend's picture with the Easter Bunny! R...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Lunch With The Easter Bunny

Lunch With The Easter Bunny

Have fun socializing with your friends while you create fun spring crafts and enjoy story time with the Easter Bunny! 

A "Lunch With The Easter Bunny" will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 27 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Op...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Under the Sea Easter Adventure

Under The Sea Easter Adventure 2018

This Easter, you can go diving for eggs in the pool!

The "Under the Sea Easter Adventure" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on March 31 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

See how many eggs you can collect from the leisure pool in the time allowed! Open...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Easter Open Skate

Easter Open Skate 2018

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

The "Easter Open Skate" will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on March 31 at the ice rink.

There will be activities and an opportunity to have your picture t...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Hop On Over to these Easter Events

Easter Events 2018

The Easter Bunny is coming to Allen! Come welcome the spring season at these Easter events in Allen, offering fun and festive opportunities for all ages:

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Outdoor Adventure Day

2018 Outdoor Adventure Day

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

The "Outdoor Adventure Day" will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 7 at Bethany Lakes Park.

You and your family will learn and enjoy new ways to experience the great outdoo...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 19, 2018

ISA Scooter Competition at The Edge

2018 ISA Scooter Competition

An ISA Regional scooter competition is bringing high-flying fun to Allen!

The 2018 International Scooter Association (ISA) Regional Qualifier, a pro-level scooter event, is being held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 14 at The Edge Skate Park.

There will be ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

Posted on: February 22, 2018

APD Recognized as a Best Practices Agency for 3rd Time

Community relations PD

The Allen Police Department continues to be recognized as one of the top agencies in Texas.

The Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program is designed to encourage and recognize efficient and effective practices in police departments. Police ...

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See more news at AllenNews.org! Police Department
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Allen Police Need Your Assistance to ID Suspect

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The Allen Police Department is seeking your help in identifying these suspects who used a stolen credit card to make fraudulent purchases at Target. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Smith at 214.509.4244. 

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Police Department
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Allen Police Officers Sworn In, Promoted

Police Officer ceremony

The Allen Police Department welcomed one new officer and promoted another during a ceremony held on Friday, February 9.

The ceremony began with a moment of silence for Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard, who was killed two days before. Judge Cynthia ...

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See more news at AllenNews.org! Police Department
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Citizens Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Allen Police and how they operate? Now is your chance to learn from the experts! The Allen Police Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Allen Citizens Police Academy Class #37.

Beginning on March...

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See more news at AllenNews.org! Police Department

Posted on: February 19, 2018

ISA Scooter Competition at The Edge

2018 ISA Scooter Competition

An ISA Regional scooter competition is bringing high-flying fun to Allen!

The 2018 International Scooter Association (ISA) Regional Qualifier, a pro-level scooter event, is being held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 14 at The Edge Skate Park.

There will be ...

Read on...

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

Summer 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE Guide (Summer 2018)

The Summer 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

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

The guide can be viewed online now and is availab...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

Posted on: January 4, 2018

The 2018 Sustainable Landscape Series is Here!

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Want to become the envy of gardeners everywhere? Learn about healthy lawn care, sprinkler efficiency, rain barrels, and more during this year’s Sustainable Landscape Series. Beginning on January 27, the series consists of 6 workshops, each of which focus ...

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Learn more about Water Conservation in Allen. Water Conservation News