Posted on: November 18, 2015

Holiday Hours and Closures

Holiday Closures

Many City facilities will close or observe limited hours during the Thanksgiving holiday. For questions about schedules not listed below, please contact the facility directly.

• Allen Community Ice Rink: closed Thursday, Nov. 26
• Allen Event Center B...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2015

Help Us Shape the Future of Public Art in Allen

Public Art

Public art is important to the life of many cities throughout the country, including Allen. In 2005, the City of Allen adopted a public art master plan, launching a public art program which has commissioned artwork throughout the community. As the program...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 4

Christmas Tree Lighting

Tis the season for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting! Join the City of Allen for the grand lighting of its 35-foot Christmas tree featuring more than 20,000 lights. Expect surprises, live entertainment and even a visit from Santa and his elves at Allen C...Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Top 13 Holiday Happenings in Allen

Holiday Happenings in Allen

There are many upcoming opportunities to get into the spirit of the holiday season in Allen. For many residents, the season is officially upon us once we light the 35-foot Christmas tree at Allen Civic Plaza, Friday, Dec. 4. The next morning, holiday chee...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2015

Register for this year's Rudolph Run on December 5

Rudolph Run 2015

This year's Rudolph Run will take place on Saturday, December 5. The Rudolph Run is one of Allen's most exciting holiday 5K's which takes place on Main Street located in downtown Allen. The event begins with a non-competitive one-mile run and concludes w...Read on...

Race Details
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: March 27, 2015

Annual Parks Maintenance 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...

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