Posted on: May 1, 2017

Learn to Skate at Allen Community Ice Rink

Skate Program

Allen Community Ice Rink offers a comprehensive Learn to Skate program for all ages and abilities. 

Group lessons are a fun way to learn skating basics or improve your skills. From tots taking their first steps to adults returning to the ice, Allen Co...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Center-Link Newsletter for May/June Now Available

Center Link Newsletter (May-June 2017)

The May/June 2017 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 games and fitness cla...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Notice to Builders and Contractors - Staff Training

During the week of May 22 - 26, City of Allen Building Inspectors will attended required continuing education and training classes. Inspection response times may vary.

City of Allen Building Inspection staff will make every effort to conduct inspections on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Allen Fights Back against Fat, Oil, Grease

pipe clogged with fat, oil, grease

The City of Allen is launching a new program to combat sticky situations in its sewer system.

Buildups of fat, oil and grease (abbreviated “FOG”) cause 20% of all sewer overflows, exposing the environment to untreated wastewater. In ord...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Attention Drivers! Changes Coming to Chelsea Blvd.

three way stop

A three-way stop just north of Allen Premium Outlets will be improved this summer.

Currently, drivers traveling north or south on Chelsea Boulevard must come to a stop at Allen Commerce Parkway. However, with Allen ISD’s new elementary school ope...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Coming Soon: Walnut Springs at Twin Creeks

Walnut Springs at Twin Creeks home rendering

After decades of development, Allen’s Twin Creeks community is making plans for its final neighborhood.

Walnut Springs at Twin Creeks will bring 110 single-family homes to the southwest corner of Exchange Parkway and Ridgeview Drive. The community wi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Massive Data Center Projects Coming to Allen

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Two large data centers are heading to Allen following approval from city council.

The 65-acre Cyrus One Data Center will build its new facility off Allen Commerce Parkway and Chelsea Boulevard, just north of Allen Premium Outlets. The three-building campus...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

As of May 1 - New Lobby Hours for Allen Municipal Court

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Beginning May 1, Allen Municipal Court will have new lobby hours.

In order to serve our citizens better, see the following new lobby hours that go into effect Monday, May 1, 2017:

Monday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday - 8 a.m. t...

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New Lobby Hours for Municipal Court

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Allen Fights Back against Fat, Oil, Grease

pipe clogged with fat, oil, grease

The City of Allen is launching a new program to combat sticky situations in its sewer system.

Buildups of fat, oil and grease (abbreviated “FOG”) cause 20% of all sewer overflows, exposing the environment to untreated wastewater. In order to prevent these ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org.

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Father's Day at the Nat

Dad and Child Swim

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is celebrating Father's Day!

Dads will receive a free admission with a purchase of a child's admission from 1-5:45 p.m. on June 18.

For questions, please call the Nat at 214.509.4770.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Watch a Movie from the Pool

Pool Movie

Celebrate the end of the school year with a Dive-In Movie!

Grab your friends, swimsuit and towel, and come watch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" from the pool at 8:30 p.m. on June 9 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

While you swim and float in the pool, you&...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Leisure Pool Open in May

Pool Open in May

The leisure pool at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium will be open in May for daily use, rentals and the Learn to Swim program.

Please call the Natatorium at 214.509.4770 for questions or to make a reservation.

Looking Ahead:This fall, the leisure pool will be resu...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Be Prepared for Severe Weather

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Spring storm season is underway! Residents are reminded to pay close attention to the weather and take shelter if necessary. The safest place to be in a storm is an internal room of your home or business, on the lowest level away from windows. The City of...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Ford Pool Fees Updated

Play Structure

Admission fees are changing at Allen’s newly-renovated community pool.

Ford Pool will open on Memorial Day weekend following a $3.6 million renovation. The new pool features a 20-foot slide, play structure, bucket tower, zero-depth entry and six lap ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Ford Pool Ribbon Cutting

New Pool Slide

The newly renovated Ford Pool will officially open for the summer over Memorial Day weekend!

To celebrate the grand reopening, the public is invited to the facility’s ribbon cutting and public art dedication at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Immedia...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Art Extravaganza

Art Competition

Artists can submit works of art in a family-friendly juried competition being held in Allen.

Art Extravaganza gives artists the opportunity to display their work publicly from June 9-11 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

The art will be free for the public to...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

JFRC Closing for Cleaning Week

Front of JFRC

As part of the Allen Parks and Recreation Department’s annually scheduled maintenance, various facilities are closed throughout the year in order to work on equipment, deep clean, touch up paint and to complete various projects as needed.  

Joe ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Step Up to Health Festival

Health Fair at JFRC

Learn about the many health and wellness programs offered in Allen!

Fun for the whole family, the Step Up to Health Festival will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on June 19 in the gym at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Enjoy a variety of activities, including vendor...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Celebrate summer!

Summer Kickoff

For all ages. Have fun playing games, making crafts and signing up for summer reading club during this outdoor carnival-style party. Performances by local cultural groups will be featured throughout the celebration.

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Library Closed

Closed for Memorial Day

For your convenience, no materials are due.  The Library will reopen Tuesday, May 30 at 10 a.m.

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Honor America's Heroes

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima survivor Clyde Jackson shares his memories as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII.  The Allen Community band performs patriotic selections to honor America’s heroes.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Story time

baby-reading

Story time resumes June 12  and runs through August 3!  Check our website for dates and times.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Summer Reading is coming!

Summer Reading

It's almost time for summer reading club!  Check the Summer Reading page for your age group for more information.

Summer Reading

Posted on: April 10, 2017

As of May 1 - New Lobby Hours for Allen Municipal Court

gavel

Beginning May 1, Allen Municipal Court will have new lobby hours.

In order to serve our citizens better, see the following new lobby hours that go into effect Monday, May 1, 2017:

Monday - 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday - 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday - 8 a.m. t...

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New Lobby Hours for Municipal Court

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Art Extravaganza

Art Competition

Artists can submit works of art in a family-friendly juried competition being held in Allen.

Art Extravaganza gives artists the opportunity to display their work publicly from June 9-11 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

The art will be free for the public to...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Memorial Day Facility Schedules

American Flag

Several of Allen’s recreation facilities will be closed or have modified hours in observance of Memorial Day.

Monday, May 29

  • Closed: Allen Community Ice Rink, Allen Senior Recreation Center, Joe Farmer Recreation Center, The Edge Visitor Center
  • Modifie...
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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Step Up to Health Festival

Health Fair at JFRC

Learn about the many health and wellness programs offered in Allen!

Fun for the whole family, the Step Up to Health Festival will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on June 19 in the gym at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Enjoy a variety of activities, including vendor...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Summer Sounds Concert Series

Concert Series

What could be better after a long Monday than spending the evening with family and friends over a picnic dinner on the lush fresh grass of the Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amphitheatre, enjoying live music filtering through the evening air?

The Summer Soun...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Watch a Movie from the Pool

Pool Movie

Celebrate the end of the school year with a Dive-In Movie!

Grab your friends, swimsuit and towel, and come watch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" from the pool at 8:30 p.m. on June 9 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

While you swim and float in the pool, you&...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Ford Pool Ribbon Cutting

New Pool Slide

The newly renovated Ford Pool will officially open for the summer over Memorial Day weekend!

To celebrate the grand reopening, the public is invited to the facility’s ribbon cutting and public art dedication at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Immedia...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Rental Spaces Available for Graduation

ASRC Rental Room

Graduation is just around the corner for high school and college students, and Allen Parks and Recreation has a variety of rental locations available to celebrate the life milestone.

Whether you are looking to host a small gathering or a large group, Allen...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sprayground at Celebration Park

Splashpad

Children can now have a splash outdoors in Allen, as the sprayground at Celebration Park is officially open for the 2017 season.

The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily but closed on Wednesdays for weekly maintenance. 

The sprayground is open ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Recycling Grant Awarded for New Park

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The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department received a $29,385 grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to begin a recycling program in its newest park located at th...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Look Twice, Save a Life

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Pleasant weather means more motorcycles are cruising Allen streets. Help prevent deadly collisions by following these safety tips.

For riders:

  • Purchase a new, full-coverage helmet. Used helmets are useless after they’ve been worn in a crash.
  • Wear brigh...
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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Rental Opportunities for Birthdays and Tournaments

The Edge Skating

Did you know The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center offers a variety of rental options for your next birthday party or extreme tournament?

Rental opportunities include The Edge @ Allen Station Park, a picnic area with four wooden tables; The Edge Visitor C...

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