Posted on: March 24, 2017

Historic Water Station Trail Ribbon Cutting

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Mayor Stephen Terrell and the Allen City Council cordially invite you to the dedication and ribbon cutting of the Historic Water Station Trail at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 1.

The Allen Historic Water Station was recently restored and made accessible to th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Eggcellent Family Adventure

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Families can enjoy the Easter version of “trick-or-treating" in Allen.

Eggcellent Family Adventure, which is free and open to the public, is being held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 8 at Allen Civic Plaza.

Kids can bring their Easter baskets and visit ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Allen Christian Church Undergoes Roof Repairs

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In order to preserve Allen’s history, the Allen Parks and Recreation Department helps maintain the historic buildings at Allen Heritage Village, including recent repairs to the Allen Christian Church roof.

The church’s roof was missing shin...

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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: March 3, 2017

Ford Pool Fees Updated

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Admission fees are changing at Allen’s newly-renovated community pool.

Ford Pool will open on Memorial Day weekend following a $3.6 million renovation. The new pool features a 20-foot slide, play structure, bucket tower, zero-depth entry and six lap ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

PARD Manager Wins Young Professional Award

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The Allen Parks and Recreation Department’s recreation services manager, Travis Cunniff, was honored with the 2017 Jerry D. Garrett Memorial Young Professional Award by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS).

The Young Professional Award annua...

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

Two PARD Staff Graduate Leadership Academy

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Two Allen Parks and Recreation staff members were recognized by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) for graduating from a leadership development program.

Billy Diaz, Youth Programs Supervisor at The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center, and Heidi M...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Allen Historic Water Station Receives Award

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Preservation Texas presented the City of Allen with an Honor Award for restoration efforts on the Allen Historic Water Station, during the 2017 Preservation Texas Summit held in February in Waco.

Honor Awards recognize successful efforts to save endangered...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Security Cameras Installed Near Old Stone Dam

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Three security cameras have been installed throughout the Historic Water Station and Old Stone Dam site within Allen Station Park.

Mounted to poles, the cameras are solar powered and provide 24-hour video surveillance of the area. With video recording capa...

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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: 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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