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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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 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 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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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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