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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Allen Community Garage Sale Rescheduled

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the Allen Community Garage Sale on April 21 has been rescheduled.

The Allen Community Garage Sale will now be held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 19 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot.

Come discov...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Youth Fishing Derby

Fishing at Bethany Lakes

Here fishy, fishy!

The annual Youth Fishing Derby will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. on May 5 at Bethany Lakes Park.

Free to attend and open to ages 2-16, prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught per age group and overall.

Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. on t...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Health & Information Fair

Health Fair

Join Allen Senior Recreation Center for its 13th annual health fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 4.

Visit over 40 vendors who will provide screenings plus useful information covering a variety of health and  senior adult related topics.

Free ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Celebration Park Baseball Field No. 1 Closed

Celebration Park Baseball

Baseball field No. 1 at Celebration Park is currently closed repairs due to damage to the outfield fence caused by heavy winds.

The area has been marked with yellow caution tape. The park's other baseball fields were unaffected and will remain open.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Bridge Closures

Bridge Replacement at Joe Farmer Recreation Center

The north and south bridges at Joe Farmer Recreation Center are being replaced, resulting in temporary bridge closures.

Demolition will begin on the facility’s north bridge the week of April 2. During construction, the north entrance to Joe Farme...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Allen Receives 2017 Tree City USA Recognition

City of Allen Trees

The City of Allen received the 2017 Tree City USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

The community also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating environmental improvement ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Celebration Park Shade Structure Replacements

Shade Structures

The shade structures over the stands and dugouts at the northwest ball fields at Celebration Park have been removed and will be replaced during the month of April.

Temporary shade structures have been placed over the dugouts to provide cover until the perm...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Celebration Park Named ‘Field of Excellence’

Celebration Park

Celebration Park has been named a winner of the esteemed 2017 Fields of Excellence award by Pioneer Athletics, recognizing the hard work from Allen Parks and Recreation’s maintenance staff for keeping the park’s athletic fields in exce...

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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 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: 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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Parks & Recreation