News Flash

Posted on: September 16, 2019

See a Coyote or Bobcat? Report it Here

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Allen Animal Control has launched a new tool for tracking wild animal sightings and behavior.

Citizens can use the Online Help Desk or MyAllen App for iOS or Google devices to report sightings of large wild animals, including coyotes and bobcats. The form ...

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View sighting report form. Allen Animal Shelter

News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Faith and Family Skate

It's Great to Skate

Join Allen Community Ice Rink for a fun Open Skate event!

The Faith and Family Skate will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Entry is $5, and skate rentals are $3. Donate two non-perishable food items...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Community Update Meeting

Exchange Parkway Recreation Center

The plans for the new Exchange Parkway Recreation Center are starting to take shape!

Come learn about the facility, including its proposed features and programming opportunities.

At the meeting, staff will be available at booths to provide information follo...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide

Fall 2019 LIFE Guide (Newsflash)

The Fall 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 program registration can ...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2019

Community Update Meeting

Exchange Parkway Recreation Center

The plans for the new Exchange Parkway Recreation Center are starting to take shape!

Come learn about the facility, including its proposed features and programming opportunities.

At the meeting, staff will be available at booths to provide information follo...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: June 15, 2019

September/October 2019 Center-Link Newsletter

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The September/October 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 ga...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide

Fall 2019 LIFE Guide (Newsflash)

The Fall 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 program registration can ...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

News Flash

Posted on: September 16, 2019

Allen, DART to Extend “Collin County Rides” Program

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 The City of Allen will continue partnering with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to provide transportation options for seniors and residents with disabilities.

The Collin County Rides Program is a taxi subsidy service provided by the City of Alle...

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Learn how to sign up for Collin County Rides. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: September 13, 2019

2019-2020 Budget, Tax Rate Approved

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Allen residents will continue benefiting from one of the lowest property tax rates in Collin County following the approval of the city’s 2019-2020 tax rate and budget.

Allen City Council voted to lower the city’s property tax rate by ni...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Regional Transportation Input Opportunity

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Learn about transportation in the region and help set future priorities. The Regional Transportation Council and North Central Texas Council of Governments, together serving as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, are see...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Help Spread the Hope in Collin County

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Thousands of children and families go hungry in Collin County every day. Through the month of September, the City of Allen will join the Collin County Peanut Butter Drive to help fight hunger in our community.

During the month-long drive, we will collect r...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: August 7, 2019

Recycle Your Styrofoam!

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Did you know Allen residents can take advantage of nearby collection points for Styrofoam products not accepted in curbside recycling?

Frisco Environmental Collection Center (6616 Walnut Street, Frisco) is open to all, including non-Frisco residents and co...

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Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard boat races are happening from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Teams must construct a boat or raft made entirely of cardboard.Teams include a captain and first mate. Judging based on creativity, team spirit and ...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Community Update Meeting

Exchange Parkway Recreation Center

The plans for the new Exchange Parkway Recreation Center are starting to take shape!

Come learn about the facility, including its proposed features and programming opportunities at Allen Senior Recreation Center from 6-8 p.m. on October 3.

At the meeting, s...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Rock Wall Inspires Health, Fitness & Fun

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Often seen rappelling the rock wall at the entrance of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium are two very unique climbers.

Allen resident DJ Compton and friend Linda Braswell began rock wall climbing together as a fun way to be active in January at Don Rodenbaugh Nata...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide

Fall 2019 LIFE Guide (Newsflash)

The Fall 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 program registration can ...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Community Update Meeting

Exchange Parkway Recreation Center

The plans for the new Exchange Parkway Recreation Center are starting to take shape!

Come learn about the facility, including its proposed features and programming opportunities.

At the meeting, staff will be available at booths to provide information follo...

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Ford Pool
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...

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Ford Pool

News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2019

Community Update Meeting

Exchange Parkway Recreation Center

The plans for the new Exchange Parkway Recreation Center are starting to take shape!

Come learn about the facility, including its proposed features and programming opportunities.

At the meeting, staff will be available at booths to provide information follo...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Family Night: Campout & Movie

Family Night: Campout & Movie

Families are invited to camp out under the stars and enjoy an evening full of nighttime fun with camp traditions.

The annual Family Night: Campout & Movie will be held from 3 p.m. October 12 to 9 a.m. on October 13 in Bethany Lakes Park (outside of Joe...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Sell those items you were thinking of throwing away or discover a variety of treasures at bargain prices!

The next Community Garage Sale is being held from 7 a.m. to noon on September 28 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot.

Browsing is free to t...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide

Fall 2019 LIFE Guide (Newsflash)

The Fall 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 program registration can ...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center

News Flash

Posted on: September 17, 2019

Spruce up Your Yard with Trees for Allen

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An annual program offering discounted trees to Allen residents runs now through October 14.

Trees for Allen offers quality, affordable trees to Allen residents thanks to a partnership between Keep Allen Beautiful and Allen Parks and Recreation. The $60 tre...

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Trees for Allen Order Form Keep Allen Beautiful

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

What's coming to On Stage @ APL in September

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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:

Elizabeth Bacon Custer: The Making of a Myth - Thursday, September 12

Shake Anderson - Friday, Sep...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: August 28, 2019

NTFB Peanut Butter Drive

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From September 1 through September 30, North Texas Food Bank will be collecting regular-sized, plastic jars of peanut butter to help feed hungry children and their families.  See ntfb.org/peanutbutterdrive for more information.

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North Texas Food Bank Peanut Butter Drive Library - Main

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Community Update Meeting

Exchange Parkway Recreation Center

The plans for the new Exchange Parkway Recreation Center are starting to take shape!

Come learn about the facility, including its proposed features and programming opportunities.

At the meeting, staff will be available at booths to provide information follo...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Sell those items you were thinking of throwing away or discover a variety of treasures at bargain prices!

The next Community Garage Sale is being held from 7 a.m. to noon on September 28 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot.

Browsing is free to t...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Faith and Family Skate

It's Great to Skate

Join Allen Community Ice Rink for a fun Open Skate event!

The Faith and Family Skate will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Entry is $5, and skate rentals are $3. Donate two non-perishable food items...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard boat races are happening from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Teams must construct a boat or raft made entirely of cardboard.Teams include a captain and first mate. Judging based on creativity, team spirit and ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Family Night: Campout & Movie

Family Night: Campout & Movie

Families are invited to camp out under the stars and enjoy an evening full of nighttime fun with camp traditions.

The annual Family Night: Campout & Movie will be held from 3 p.m. October 12 to 9 a.m. on October 13 in Bethany Lakes Park (outside of Joe...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.

Join the City of Allen for the annual Arbor Day Celebration happening from 9 a.m. to noon at Glendover Park!

Tree plantings, educational arts and crafts, chainsaw carvin...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide

Fall 2019 LIFE Guide (Newsflash)

The Fall 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 program registration can ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: July 25, 2019

Celebrate National Night Out with Allen Police

Photo of Allen police officer wearing paper hat posing with two little girls

Allen Police officers will be visiting neighborhood block parties during the annual National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Each year, Allen joins hundreds of other communities around Texas to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood cam...

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Register for National Night Out Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: September 12, 2019

Community Update Meeting

Exchange Parkway Recreation Center

The plans for the new Exchange Parkway Recreation Center are starting to take shape!

Come learn about the facility, including its proposed features and programming opportunities.

At the meeting, staff will be available at booths to provide information follo...

Read on...

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

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide

Fall 2019 LIFE Guide (Newsflash)

The Fall 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 program registration can ...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

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