The city’s 7,000+ seat arena, which is managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, opened in 2009 and averages 300,000 visitors annually, offering a wide array of exciting entertainment for the whole family. The arena is home to three professional sports franchises, international events, high-profile concerts, family shows and tradeshows, enhancing quality of life for Allen residents and contributing an estimated $12M annual economic impact.
Designed to decrease the intimidation new golfers face, an $8M renovation transformed the conventional golf course into a practice and learning venue (opened 2013). While the 18-hole course still appeals to traditional golfers, the lighted driving range, family-friendly six-hole course, fun, quick nine-hole course and special programming also attract women, juniors, families and golfers on a tight schedule.
The Allen Parks Foundation was established in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to assist local groups and community partners in enhancing the overall park system and recreational facilities, to accept land, bequests, rights of way and other donations to further the mission of the Foundation, and to support and improve the recreational opportunities in the park system, which enhances the community and the citizens' quality of life.