Posted on: February 16, 2017

Spring Break Intro to Ice Skating

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Spend the Spring Break holiday learning how to ice skate!

A Spring Break Introduction to Ice Skating Class is being held from noon to 2 p.m. on March 6 and 8 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Participants will receive 30 minutes of instruction followed by a 90-m...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Spring Break Open Skate

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Allen Community Ice Rink is offering a fun way to wrap up Spring Break before heading back to school.

A special Spring Break Open Skate is being held from 11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on March 11.

Open to all ages, the event has a $5 entrance, and skate rentals ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

See What’s Old & New in “Old New Orleans”

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No matter how many times you may have been to New Orleans, there is always something new to see and something old to enjoy seeing again! 

Enjoy a trip to New Orleans from May 1-3 with Allen Senior Recreation Center.

Stay in Hotel St. Pierre, a historic...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

Center-Link Newsletter for January/February Now Available

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The January/February 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 fit...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Alliance Cheer Coming to Tech Center One

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A new gymnastics/sports training facility is headed to Allen.

Alliance Cheer will be the newest tenant at Tech Center One, located along Greenville Avenue between Bethany Drive and Prestige Circle. Because the existing building was zoned for light industri...

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Watch the Council presentation.
Posted on: February 8, 2017

Allen Population Expected to Reach 100K in 12-18 Months

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Allen is nearing a significant benchmark according to a progress report on the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan. This long-range policy document was compiled from public input and approved by City Council in 2014.

Every two years, Allen’s Com...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Change to General Admission Policy

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium has changed its general admission policy, which goes into effect in March.

Beginning on March 1, only Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium members and punch card holders will be able to use the pool area outside of open swim hours.

Those with...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

City of Allen Sprint Triathlon

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Compete in an indoor triathlon at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

The City of Allen Sprint Triathlon begins at 6 a.m. on March 5 and includes swimming in the competition pool, cycling on a stationary bike and running on a treadmill.

Divided in two segments, the ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Watch a Movie from the Pool

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Grab your friends, swimsuit, noodle and towel and join us for a Dive-In Movie at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

While you and your friends swim and float in the pool, you'll enjoy a great movie experience at 6:30 p.m. on March 25

The event costs $5 for age...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Citizens Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

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Climb a 100-foot ladder truck and ride with firefighters on emergency calls in a free class offered by the Allen Fire Department this spring.

Residents get the chance to aim a fire hose, put out controlled fires and wear real firefighter gear. The also get...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Outdoor Adventure Fest

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Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or novice, Outdoor Adventure Fest is for you!

You and your family will learn and enjoy new ways to experience the great outdoors right here in Allen from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Bethany Lakes Park (be...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Saturday Night Social Program for Students

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Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.

Nightly activities include gym games, dance music by a DJ, bounce houses, dodgeball, pool, table tennis, theme nights and c...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Poster Contest Winners Celebrated

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Three budding artists were honored by Allen City Council for promoting the planting of trees.

The students created posters for Keep Allen Beautiful's annual Arbor Day poster contest. This year's theme was "Trees are Terrific...and Energy Wise!"

Em...

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Watch the award ceremony.

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Celtic Night

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Lift your spirits with harpist and vocalist Sarah Copus, Welsh performer Chris Grooms and Irish dancer Jason Purcell at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Allen Public Library.  

Bagpiper Wayne Terrell opens this free program with a lively processiona...

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Next Reads

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Are you stumped on finding your next great read?  Try Next Reads, our personalized book suggestion service!  Just fill out a short form and our librarians will send you 3-5 suggestions right to your inbox to get you started.

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Next Reads questionnaire.
Posted on: February 7, 2017

ALLen Reads is 10!

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For the 10th year, Allen joins cities across the country participating in a community "One Book" project that involves everyone reading and discussing the same book.  The 2017 selection is brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.  The comp...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Online Registration Temporarily Unavailable

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Online registration for Allen Parks and Recreation classes, programs and events is temporarily unavailable.

Registration can still be done over the phone by calling 214.509.4700.

Information about Allen Parks and Recreation activities can be found in the Wi...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Drinking Fountains Turned Back On

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The drinking fountains located at Allen’s parks and trails have been turned back on due to warmer weather and since no more freezes are expected to occur this season. 

The fountains are turned off seasonally to prevent pipes from breaking during...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Volunteer for College Basketball Tournament

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The Allen Parks and Recreation Department is currently recruiting volunteers for the Lone Star Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championship March 2-5 at Allen Event Center.

There are some great perks to volunteering. In addition to gainin...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Change to General Admission Policy

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium has changed its general admission policy, which goes into effect in March.

Beginning on March 1, only Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium members and punch card holders will be able to use the pool area outside of open swim hours.

Those with...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Closed for Cleaning

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As part of the Allen Parks & 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.

The Edge Skat...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

Allen 5-Star Competition

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Eight teams will compete in five unique challenges all in one afternoon, during a first-of-its-kind competition for young adults in Allen.

The Allen 5-Star Competition, for ages 21 and older, will give teams of five to six participants the opportunity to c...

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Saturday Night Social Program for Students

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Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.

Nightly activities include gym games, dance music by a DJ, bounce houses, dodgeball, pool, table tennis, theme nights and c...

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Weekly Themes
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: January 31, 2017

Citizens Police Academy Now Accepting Applications

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Try on SWAT gear, drive a police car and learn about the different divisions of the Allen Police Department in a free class offered this spring.

The 12-week course provides residents an opportunity to meet with officers from various units including K-9, SW...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Closed for Cleaning

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As part of the Allen Parks & 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.

The Edge Skat...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Rental Opportunities for Birthdays and Tournaments

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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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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Register for the Sustainable Landscape Series this Spring

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Do you love gardening and want to be more successful at it? The City of Allen’s Water Conservation Division offers you sure-fire ways to achieve your goals in the garden.

The workshop Native & Adaptive Plants teaches you the best plants to put in you...

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