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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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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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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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 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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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...

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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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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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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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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...

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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...

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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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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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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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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 will be av...

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