The Edge Visitor Center

About the Facility
Located on the south end of Allen Station Park, the complex features a concrete skate park, two roller-hockey rinks, BMX track and Visitor Center. The skate park is now the largest outdoor facility of its kind in the state. Outdoor amenities operate as a traditional park facility with hours of operation from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. for all skate areas. BMX track hours are from 8 a.m. until dusk. Use of the outdoor amenities is free and open to the public.

Activities and Programs
The Edge offers various programs year round education programs at The Visitor Center and the skate park. Found out what's coming up by checking out the recreation guide.

All outdoor activities at The Edge are considered high risk activities. Safety equipment, including but not limited to helmets, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended. Fees are not charged for the use of the outdoor amenities or the main lobby area of the Visitor Center. The Edge Visitor Center Release form

Did you know The Edge at Allen Station Park offers a variety of rental options for your next birthday party or next extreme tournament? Request more information about rentals.

Skate Park
Designed and built by Site Design Group from Tempe, AZ, one of the premier skate park design companies in the United States. 37,915 square foot, largest in the state of Texas.

Elements Include: street fixtures including stairs with handrails to "ollie on to", boxes, rails, ledges, a "picnic table" (not for picnicking), wide variety of bowls and transitions ranging from 6 - 9.5 feet deep, steel coping throughout for grinding and a large amount of bank slope areas for beginners to practice on, Lighted facility, Restroom access and water fountains available on the east side of the youth center.

Hours of Operation
8 a.m. - 11 p.m. All guests must clear the park at 11 p.m.

Permitted Equipment Includes
  • skate boards
  • inline skates
  • scooters
  • BMX/freestyle bikes without pegs
Other equipment must be approved before use. View the Skate park rules and regulations for more information.

BMX Track
The track is 900 feet of challenges and fun. The "U" inside the "V" layout design guarantees a natural flow into the 1st corner. A rhythm section from corner to corner in the 3rd straight away and 10 different jumps to complete adds to the excitement. The feature section of the track is the 2nd corner where a slope was created from the highest point of the track to ground level so that riders will turn while going downhill. The 1st straight away consists of a double, roller, and table step up to a step up; the 2nd straightaway consists of a double, triple and a huge step up with 3 consecutive doubles in the 4th straight away to finish out the track. Unlighted, Restroom access and water fountains available on the east side of the youth center. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. until dusk.

View the BMX track rules and regulations for more information.

In-Line Hockey Rink
2 full size hockey rinks, suitable for adult and youth play. Team and scorer's boxes. Covered spectator seating. Lighted.

Hours of Operation
  • 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Allen Sports Association has priority use of this facility for league play and practices during league seasons. Please Note: The west rink at The Edge at Allen Station Park will be open for general community open skate on Wednesday and Friday nights. In the event that the Allen Sports Association has to make up games then the Allen Sports Association will have priority use of these rinks. With the above exception all other times and rinks are reserved by the Allen Sports Association for league play and will have priority use Monday through Saturday.

Hockey rinks may be rented for private use as available. Except during league play, one rink will always be available for open skating and individual practice.

In line skates only. No skate boards, bikes or any other wheeled equipment will be allowed on the rinks. View the In-line hockey rink rules and regulations for more information.

Visitor Center
The Edge Visitor Center (formerly the Youth Center) is 4000 square foot facility with a media room, computer lab, game room and snack bar. The central open area of the center is open to parents and youth visiting or utilizing The Edge.

A computer lab is equipped with 12 computers, printer and software. The computer lab was equipped through a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Allen.

Media room consists of five televisions including one wide screen television for watching movies, music videos, etc. Playstation and XBox systems will be available for use on the four smaller televisions. Interior and exterior accessibility to the Visitor Center restrooms is available.

The computer lab and media room are limited access areas for youth 10 - 17 years of age or up to 18 years of age if still enrolled in high school. An annual membership fee for use of these areas is charged.

Summer Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Saturday, Noon - 8 p.m
  • Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m.
School Year Hours of Operation
  • *Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Noon - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 - 6 p.m.
* The Visitor Center will open at Noon during school holidays

Membership Fees for Computer Lab & Media Room Access (per age limitations specified above)
$10/yr/residents; $20/yr/non residents; $3 guest fee (if within the facility age range and accompanied by a member). Membership cards are for limited access areas at the Visitor Center and will not be accepted at Joe Farmer Recreation Center or the Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium. Due to the higher membership fees charged at JFRC and DRN, membership cards from these facilities are accepted for the limited access areas at The Edge Visitor Center.