Posted on: November 9, 2017

Drop & Shop Holiday Skate

Holiday Skate

Enjoy on-ice games and activities, including pictures with Santa and more at this special holiday-themed open skate event!

The "Drop & Shop Holiday Skate" presented by Oak Brook School will be held from 3:15-6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at ...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Introduction to Skating (Holiday Class)

Learn to Skate

Learn to skate this holiday break with our festive ice skating program!

An "Introduction to Skating" holiday class will be offered six times throughout late December and early January at Allen Community Ice Rink.

During this one-day class, partici...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: August 2, 2017

Homeschool Ice Skating Class

Skate Program

Home school ice skating classes are offered at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Introductory and group skating lessons are designed to teach homeschool students ages 5-14 forward and backward skating, proper falling, dips and stops. 

This is a 30-minute c...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

Posted on: October 27, 2017

Painted Churches Tour

Schulenburg Trip

Allen Senior Recreation Center is going to Schulenburg, Texas!

The "Painted Churches Tour" will be a three-day, two-night trip on April 11-13, 2018.

Enjoy a fun-filled extended trip during the beautiful springtime. The trip includes sightseeing, a...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Travel to New York City

New York Trip

Allen Senior Recreation Center is going to New York City!

Join the center for a five-day, four-night trip to see the bright lights of "The City That Never Sleeps" from Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2018.

For more information, please call 214.509.4820 or stop b...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: November 10, 2017

New Online Registration System

ACTIVE Net

Allen Parks and Recreation is switching to a new online registration system, making it even easier to sign up for your favorite programs, classes and special events at all of the recreation facilities. The new registration system will go live beginning on...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: October 16, 2017

November/December 2017 Center-Link Newsletter

Center-Link Newsletter

The November/December 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 ga...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

Posted on: December 5, 2017

Federal Housing Support Helps 100+ Allen Families

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Federal Housing Support Helps 100+ Allen Families

Grant funding administered by the City of Allen helped provide safe and stable housing to more than 100 families last year.

Allen’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program offers home repa...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: November 29, 2017

Plans for ‘Texas Legends Gun Range’ Approved

Texas Legends Rendering

An indoor target range is coming to the southwest corner of US 75 and Curtis Lane, following a change to the property’s zoning.

Texas Legends Gun Range will house 30 range lanes, along with classrooms and a retail store. The new facility will be ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: November 21, 2017

Celebrate the Season with these Allen Events

Christmas Ornaments

You don’t have to venture far to find magical, memorable ways to ring in the holidays. From Christmas concerts to Santa sightings, check out these fun-filled events happening in your own backyard.

Can’t-Miss Traditions

  • Join the City of A...
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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: September 18, 2017

MONEY Magazine Names Allen #2 in "Best Places to Live in America" List

MONEY Best Places to Live 2017 logo

MONEY's annual ranking of America's best towns has placed Allen at #2!

Allen is the only Texas city represented in MONEY's "Best Places to Live 2017" top 10 list, which evaluated 2,400 places on eight categories: cost of living, economy, educatio...

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View the report. City of Allen - Headline Updates

Posted on: November 6, 2017

This Holiday Season, Help Stop Oil Pollution

fried turkey on a platter

Many Texans reach for the fryer to prepare their holiday feasts. But improperly disposing of used oil can cause serious problems.

Frying a turkey generally creates three to five gallons of leftover oil. In order to safely use this oil again it must be refr...

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Learn more about Allen's HHW program. Community Services

Posted on: November 9, 2017

Swim With Santa

Swim With Santa

Join Santa for a swim, and tell him what you would like for Christmas!

A special "Swim With Santa" event is being held from 5:30-7:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Santa is available for pictures for those with their own ca...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: November 10, 2017

New Online Registration System

ACTIVE Net

Allen Parks and Recreation is switching to a new online registration system, making it even easier to sign up for your favorite programs, classes and special events at all of the recreation facilities. The new registration system will go live beginning on...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Santa is placing mailboxes in Allen so children can send him letters directly!

Youth ages 1-12 can write a letter to Santa and drop it in one of his mailboxes from Nov. 20 to Dec. 11. at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium or Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Letters wil...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Posted on: November 27, 2017

Don’t Let Your Celebration Go Up in Flames!

Christmas tree near fireplace

From roasting chestnuts to glowing candles, many holiday traditions carry a fire risk. Here are 7 ways to celebrate safely.

  1. Keep holiday decorations far away from candles, and blow them out when you leave the room or go to bed. Never leave them within reac...
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Find more safety tips from Allen Fire Department. Fire Department

Ford Pool

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available...

Read on...

Ford Pool
Posted on: November 10, 2017

New Online Registration System

ACTIVE Net

Allen Parks and Recreation is switching to a new online registration system, making it even easier to sign up for your favorite programs, classes and special events at all of the recreation facilities. The new registration system will go live beginning on...

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Ford Pool

Posted on: November 10, 2017

New Online Registration System

ACTIVE Net

Allen Parks and Recreation is switching to a new online registration system, making it even easier to sign up for your favorite programs, classes and special events at all of the recreation facilities. The new registration system will go live beginning on...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Holiday Celebration

Holiday Celebration

Santa is coming to town to celebrate the holiday season!

A "Holiday Celebration" with activities such as cookie decorating, crafts and games will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Story time with ...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Have breakfast with Santa as he takes a break from his toy shop and refuels for the day!

A special "Breakfast With Santa" event is being held from 9-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Bring your camera to get a picture...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Santa is placing mailboxes in Allen so children can send him letters directly!

Youth ages 1-12 can write a letter to Santa and drop it in one of his mailboxes from Nov. 20 to Dec. 11. at Joe Farmer Recreation Center or Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Letters wil...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available...

Read on...

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Posted on: November 30, 2017

Allen Recycles Day Diverts 120,000 lbs. from Landfill

people loading items in truck during Allen Recycles Day

More than 1,000 residents dropped off books, bikes, shredding, shoes and more during Allen Recycles Day on Nov. 4.

The annual event diverted more than 120,000 lbs. of recyclable materials from the landfill, including 4,200 lbs. of cardboard, 20,280 lbs. of...

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Learn more about recycling efforts in Allen. Keep Allen Beautiful

Posted on: December 4, 2017

Library Closed for Christmas

Merry Christmas

The Library will be closed Sunday, December 24 through Tuesday, December 26 in observance of Christmas.  We will reopen Wednesday, December 27 at 10 a.m.  

 For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is clos...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: December 11, 2017

Library Closed for New Years

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The Library will be closed on Sunday, December 31 and Monday, January 1 in observance of New Year's.  We will reopen Tuesday, January 2 at 10 a.m. For your convenience, no materials are due while the library is closed.  Happy holidays!

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: November 24, 2017

Story time resumes in January

Story Time

We're taking a story time break for the holidays, but we're looking forward to seeing you again in January.  Join us on January 22.  Happy Holidays!

Additional Info... Library - Main

Posted on: November 9, 2017

Holiday Events Abound in Allen

Holiday Events 2017

Allen is getting in the holiday spirit with a wide range of festive events, providing fun for all ages!

  • Letters to Santa, Nov. 20 - Dec. 11: Place a letter in Santa's mailbox and get a personal response sent to your home. (FREE)
  • 6th Annual Great Turkey Skat...
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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 10, 2017

New Online Registration System

ACTIVE Net

Allen Parks and Recreation is switching to a new online registration system, making it even easier to sign up for your favorite programs, classes and special events at all of the recreation facilities. The new registration system will go live beginning on...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 10, 2017

PARD Center Supervisor Wins Horizons Award

TRAPS North Horizons Award

Allen Parks and Recreation's Jonathan McCloskey, the Center Supervisor for Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Ford Pool, was honored with the distinguished 2017 Horizons Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) North region.

The Horizons Award a...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Santa is placing mailboxes in Allen so children can send him letters directly!

Youth ages 1-12 can write a letter to Santa and drop it in one of his mailboxes from Nov. 20 to Dec. 11. at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium or Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Letters wil...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Swim With Santa

Swim With Santa

Join Santa for a swim, and tell him what you would like for Christmas!

A special "Swim With Santa" event is being held from 5:30-7:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Santa is available for pictures for those with their own ca...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Holiday Celebration

Holiday Celebration

Santa is coming to town to celebrate the holiday season!

A "Holiday Celebration" with activities such as cookie decorating, crafts and games will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Story time with ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Drop & Shop Holiday Skate

Holiday Skate

Enjoy on-ice games and activities, including pictures with Santa and more at this special holiday-themed open skate event

The "Drop & Shop Holiday Skate" presented by Oak Brook School will be held from 3:15-6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at A...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Have breakfast with Santa as he takes a break from his toy shop and refuels for the day!

A special "Breakfast With Santa" event is being held from 9-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Bring your camera to get a picture...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

Posted on: December 1, 2017

Allen Police Need Your Assistance to Identify Suspect in Aggravated Robbery

7-eleven-newsflashimage

The Allen Police Department is seeking your help in identifying this suspect in an Aggravated Robbery. The suspect entered 7-Eleven at 301 Central Expy South and demanded money at gunpoint. The suspect was driving a 1985-1990 maroon Oldsmobile 98 Regency....

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AllenPolice.org Police Department
Posted on: December 1, 2017

Allen PD, Allen ISD Launch Internship Program

APD Internship Program

A new partnership will give select Allen ISD students an unprecedented look inside the Allen Police Department.

On Nov. 28, Allen City Council approved an interlocal agreement allowing Allen Police and Allen Independent School District to launch a law enfo...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Police Department
Posted on: November 20, 2017

Protect Against Vehicle Break-Ins, Package Thefts

burglar breaking into locked car

Don’t let opportunistic burglars spoil your holidays! Follow these tips from Allen Police to keep your belongings safe.

  • Each time you leave your vehicle, follow the warning to “Lock, Take & Hide:” lock your car, take your ...
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Police Department

Posted on: November 10, 2017

New Online Registration System

ACTIVE Net

Allen Parks and Recreation is switching to a new online registration system, making it even easier to sign up for your favorite programs, classes and special events at all of the recreation facilities. The new registration system will go live beginning on...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center