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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Welcome Reception for City Manager Ellwanger

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Allen City Council will host a welcome reception for City Manager Eric Ellwanger in the Allen City Hall rotunda on June 25 at 5:30 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the community.

Ellwanger was named Allen City Manager with a unanimous vote during the ...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Eric Ellwanger Named Allen City Manager

Headshot of Interim City Manager Eric Ellwanger

Allen City Council has appointed Eric Ellwanger as Allen’s next City Manager. The appointment was unanimously approved during the June 11 council meeting.

Ellwanger has been Allen’s acting city manager since May 1, guiding Allen through...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Caplinger Elected Mayor Pro Tem

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Councilmember Gary Caplinger will serve another year as the City of Allen’s mayor pro tem. He was elected to the position by fellow council members on June 11, in accordance with the city charter. The vote was unanimous.

Caplinger was first elect...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

2019 Summer Sounds Concert Series

Summer Sounds Concert Series

What could be better after a long Monday than spending the evening with family over a picnic dinner outside of Joe Farmer Recreation Center, enjoying live music filtering through the evening air?

The 2019 Summer Sounds Concert Series will be held in the Jo...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Pond Dye Reduces Algae, Promotes Fish Safety

Pond Dye Allen Texas

The City of Allen’s ponds will have a distinct blue hue to them throughout the summer.

During the warmer months of the year, Allen Parks and Recreation applies Blue Lagoon pond dye to all of the natural ponds that are maintained by the City of Al...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Bubble Soccer

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Come try out bubble soccer in Allen!

Come enjoy bubble soccer free play from 7-9 p.m. on June 24 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center gym.

This event will happen in conjunction with the Summer Sounds concert outside in Joe Farmer Recreation Center's...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Children's Theatre: The Tortoise Versus the Hare

Missoula Children's Theater: The Tortoise Versus the Hare

Kids of all ages have the chance to participate in a theater performance from start to finish!

For this session, Missoula Children's Theatre will present "The Tortoise Versus the Hare" with rehearsals and performances happening the week of July 1...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Credit Union of Texas Enhancing LIFE in Allen

Credit Union of Texas

Through an unprecedented and generous partnership, Credit Union of Texas has committed to supporting the Allen Parks and Recreation Department to further enhance the quality of life in Allen

The Credit Union of Texas partnership with Allen Parks and Recrea...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Public Input Meeting Presentations

Public Input Meeting

Allen Parks and Recreation held two public input meetings for the Exchange Parkway Recreation Center to receive thoughts and feedback from the community for Allen's newest recreation center.

The meeting presentations are available to view online:

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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...

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Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Allen PD Joins Neighbors App by Ring

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Allen residents can help stop burglaries and track down package thieves by sharing information on the Neighbors app by Ring.

The app allows community members and law enforcement to share real-time crime and safety information, whether they own a Ring devic...

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Learn more about the Neighbors app. Police Department