City of Allen - Headline Updates

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

Fall Fun with the City of Allen


From costumed skate nights to spooky page-turners, you’ll find plenty of ways to celebrate autumn.

Don’t banish gingerbread to December; tweens and teens can create their own spooky gingerbread houses at Allen Public Library on Monday, Oct. 19. Love c...Read on...

Posted on: October 6, 2015

City Earns More Industry Awards for Market Street Allen USA


Allen earned three medals from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) for its yearly summer festival, Market Street Allen USA. The City received gold medals in two categories, including Best Event Website for and Best Misce...Read on...

Community Services

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

The 2015 Educators Guide is Here!


Find fascinating projects, field trips and classroom presentations offered by the City of Allen and local partners. Our 2015 Educators Guide offers twenty pages of helpful resources for teachers, scout leaders, home schooling families and other community ...Read on...

Download the 2015 Educators Guide now.

Construction & Development

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Latest Health Scores Available Online

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The Environmental Health Division is part of the City of Allen Community Development Department. Specialists in this division conduct twice yearly inspections at food facilities in Allen and provide the resulting scores online at on...

Health Scores
Posted on: October 8, 2015

Learn More About Future Roadway Improvements

Alma Drive

Over the summer, Allen City Council awarded an Engineering design contract for the Alma Drive Improvement project to relieve current and future traffic concerns.

Traffic congestion is addressed regionally, and both the City and Collin County see this p...Read on...

Capital Projects
Posted on: October 6, 2015

City of Allen Earns State Planning Award


Allen's comprehensive plan, "Allen 2030," was chosen by the American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter as a recipient of the 2015 Comprehensive Planning Award. The plan earned an Honorable Mention.

City planning staff will accept the award on Fr...Read on...

Read more about the Allen 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

Fire Department

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Fire Prevention Week Contest Winners on Display


See the work of local elementary school students this month at Allen Public Library. The drawings on display in the library lobby represent the winning entries in the Fire Prevention Week art contest held by Allen Fire Department. Students at Boon, Chandl...Read on...

Library - Main

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

Allen Public Library Presents 70's Sci-Fi Movie Series


During the month of October, the Library highlights classic science fiction films from the 1970s. Films are shown in the Civic Auditorium each Tuesday, beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free.

Oct 6- Andromeda Strain (1971)
Oct 13 - Silent Running (197...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2015

Join Your Neighbors to Plan Allen's Next Big Projects

Help plan Allen's next big projects

Join your neighbors beginning Thursday, October 1, to plan Allen's next big projects. Pick a subcommittee, such as public facilities, which will consider a library building expansion project presented by City staff, and participate in weekly workshops to ...Read on...

Sign Up

Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

Hillside Park has a Fresh New Look

Hillside Park

After a complete demolition, Hillside Park renovations are complete. The new park has a much larger playground that includes two bays of swings, a 2-5 play unit, and a 5-12 unit. Be sure to check out the Hot Wheels track on the 2-5 unit and climb your way...Read on...

Parks Directory
Posted on: July 17, 2015

The Fall Recreation Guide is Now Available

Fall Recreation Guide

Be sure to check out the new Fall Allen Parks and Recreation guide! Resident registration begins August 10 and non-resident registration begins August 12. Pick up a hard copy at your favorite recreation facility beginning July 27. Don't want to leave the ...Read on...

Fall Recreation Guide
Posted on: September 25, 2015

Show up. Speak up. Shape Allen.

Show up Speak Up Shape Allen

Join your neighbors beginning Thursday, October 1 to plan Allen's next big projects. Pick a subcommittee and participate in weekly workshops to identify and prioritize community needs and costs for public facilities, parks and recreation, public safety, a...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Annual Parks Maintance Schedule


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. Each facility ha...Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2015

2016 Facility Holiday Closures

2016 Recreation Facility Closures

May 30, 2016 – Memorial Day
Closed: Joe Farmer Recreation Center, The Visitor Center, Allen Senior Recreation CenterOpen modified hours:
Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium 1 – 6 p.m.

Open: The Edge Skate Park
Ford Pool

June 25, 2016 – Market Street ...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Allen Parks and Recreation Among Top Finalists for the Gold Medal Award

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For the third consecutive year, the City of Allen’s Parks and Recreation Department was among the top four finalists for the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management awarded by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administ...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Orchards Park Construction Concept


Orchards Park is an undeveloped Neighborhood Park located east of Malone Road on Lake Travis Drive north of Bethany Drive and south of Main Street. The property is approximately six acres in size and is bordered by single family residential. The concept p...Read on...

Images of Concept

Police Department

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

Police Need Assistance Identifying Persons of Interest

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On Friday, July 17, 2015, at approximately 9 p.m., a theft of a wallet occurred at Bonefish Grill. The Allen Police Department is seeking your help in identifying these individuals as persons of interest in a theft that occurred at Bonefish and subsequent...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Police Need Assistance Identifying Persons of Interest

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On Thursday, August 13, 2015 a Burglary occurred in the 1400 block of Glen Rose. The Allen Police Department is seeking your help in identifying two individuals and vehicle as persons of interest in the burglary and subsequent credit card abuse investigat...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2015

Reminder of State Hunting Laws


With dove season opening Sep. 1, Allen Police want to remind hunters about state restrictions on firearms use in the City of Allen and Collin County. Hunters must obtain permission of property owners before using their land for hunting purposes. They must...Read on...

Read Texas weapon discharge regulations.

Water Conservation News

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Know When to Water? Find Out Now!


Even though Allen is no longer in a drought, you can conserve natural resources by limiting watering to twice per week. Residents may use sprinklers up to twice per week on assigned watering days, in accordance with the Water Conservation and Water Resour...Read on...

View Allen's watering schedule map.