Posted on: May 26, 2016

Ford Pool Set to Open 2017; DRN Expanding Hours, Summer Programming


After nearly 30 years of use, Ford Pool and the surrounding amenities are being updated. Currently closed for construction, Ford Pool will open for the 2017 summer season.

This summer, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is expanding hours and programming, offe...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2016

Summer Sounds Concert Series Returning to Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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What could be better after a long Monday than spending the evening with family and friends over a picnic dinner on the lush fresh grass of the Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amphitheatre, enjoying live music filtering through the evening air?

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Joe Farmer Recreation Center closed May 23-30 for annual maintenance

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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.

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

Allen Parks & Recreation Announced as Finalist for National Award


The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced Allen Parks & Recreation as a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Pa...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Promotes Water Safety Month

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With summer approaching, warmer weather means more opportunities to enjoy water activities, such as swimming, boating and fishing, but special care needs to be taken to avoid accidents that can result in injuries or even drowning.

May is recognized as...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Destination Bridge Being Constructed Near Old Stone Dam


Pedestrians will soon have a new way to cross over Cottonwood Creek near the Old Stone Dam.

A destination bridge, connecting Allen's historic water station to the Cottonwood Creek Hike & Bike Trail, is being constructed just south of the Old Stone Dam ...Read on...