Allen Headlines

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  1. Memorial Day closures: Monday, May 30

    City of Allen offices and facilities are closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Trash collection will slide to the next day, ending with all routes completed by Saturday, June 4. Normal business hours resume Tuesday, May 31.
  2. Canvass and declaration of May 7 election results

    Allen City Council met on May 16, 2022, to canvass and declare the results of the May 7 Joint General Election for Councilmembers. Read on for a tabulation of the May 7 election results.
  3. Trash collection impacts for Memorial Day, May 30

    Due to the Memorial Day holiday, all residential trash collection will slide to the next day. Monday collection will move to Tuesday, and so on, ending with all routes completed on Saturday, June 4.
  4. Council Meeting Recap: Fire Station 6, STRC indoor playground, Public Works Week, Rolling Hills Park

    Allen City Council met on Tuesday, May 10. Read on for the highlights and approved projects.
  5. Allen celebrates Building Safety Month

    This month we celebrate our Building and Fire Safety Officials, who work year-round to develop and enforce building codes that safeguard the places we live, work, play and learn.
  6. Allen ISD earns 2022 Beautify Texas Award

    Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently named Allen ISD as a winner of the Sadie Ray Graff Educational Institution, one of 10 award categories in the Beautify Texas Awards.
  7. Tag your photos, share the love! Introducing #NoPlaceLikeAllen

    We’re inviting you to share your favorite spots, good eats and Allen memories with your neighbors by using the hashtag #NoPlaceLikeAllen.

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  1. Memorial Day closures: Monday, May 30

    Allen Parks and Recreation will adjust facility hours for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Normal business hours resume Tuesday, May 31.
  2. Memorial Day Remembrance: Friday, May 27

    Memorial Day reflects on those we have lost in military circumstances and battles both at home and abroad. Please join us in honoring their lives and the service they gave to insure our freedoms. This service is open to the public.
  3. Start a new career at Allen Parks and Recreation!

    We're hiring various full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. Browse our job openings and begin your application today!
  4. New playground coming to Greenville Heights Park

    The 16-year-old playground equipment will be replaced with colorful play structures complete with slides and climbing features. The project is expected to kick off in late spring 2022 and will take approximately one month to complete.
  5. Allen is planning its first public dog park!

    Plans are moving along for a new dog park at Jupiter Park. Once a bid is approved, construction is expected to take 9 to 12 months with expected opening in spring 2023.

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  1. May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Life can be challenging. Join us in May to learn tips and tricks for better self-care.
  2. Library Closed for Memorial Day

    The Library will be closed Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Read on...
  3. Family Matinee Movies

    Join us for a family-friendly movie this summer! Read on...
  4. Summer Writing Competition

    Test your writing skills in our summer writing competition! Read on...

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  1. Stay safe while grilling this spring and summer

    There’s nothing like outdoor grilling—It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food! But a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Follow these simple tips and you're on the way to safe grilling.
  2. Fire prevention and safety with Allen Fire Department

    Fire prevention for the holidays! Learn about basic fire prevention and more in these new safety videos featuring Allen firefighters.
  3. Poison control resources from NCPC

    One poison exposure is reported to U.S. poison control every 15 seconds. While children age 6 and younger make up a majority of cases, poisoning affects all ages. Do your part to reduce unnecessary ER visits by staying prepared.
  4. Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

    Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.

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  1. Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

    We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.
  2. Urban wildlife in Allen

    Allen is home to a variety of wildlife. Read our top questions on urban wildlife including ways to protect your pets and educate your family.

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  1. Trash collection impacts for Memorial Day, May 30

    Due to the Memorial Day holiday, all residential trash collection will slide to the next day. Monday collection will move to Tuesday, and so on, ending with all routes completed on Saturday, June 4.
  2. Save water (and money!) with a FREE sprinkler evaluation

    Did you know high water bills during summer months are normally caused by sprinkler use? Save water (and money) by signup for a FREE sprinkler evaluation. FREE to Allen water utility customers with an account in good standing.
  3. Allen ISD earns 2022 Beautify Texas Award

    Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) recently named Allen ISD as a winner of the Sadie Ray Graff Educational Institution, one of 10 award categories in the Beautify Texas Awards.