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Posted on: May 22, 2015

May 25 Summer Sounds CANCELED

Due to current conditions and expected inclement weather, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and City of Allen have canceled May 25 Memorial Day Summer Sounds Concert.

Posted on: May 21, 2015

City Facilities Closed on June 7 for System Maintenance and Upgrade

Several City of Allen facilities will be closed or have limited operations on Sunday, June 7 as the City conducts a system-wide maintenance and upgrade on its phone and network services. All City department phone lines will... Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2015

Memorial Day Hours for City Facilities

Several city facilities will close or observe limited hours during Memorial Day weekend. See the list below for adjusted holiday schedules.

Allen Community Ice Rink: freestyle skate from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, May... Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Summer Sounds Concerts Lead Up to Market Street Allen USA Celebration

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It’s beginning to feel like summer. Soon, it will be sounding like summer too as the 18th annual Summer Sounds concert series is set to kick off on Monday, May 25. Taking place every Monday evening through June 22 leading up... Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2015

Migratory Birds Prevention Efforts at Stacy Ridge and Celebration Park

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Parks and Recreation staff continue to use noisemaking devices at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park. Due to recent rains, high winds and thunderstorms, the egret activity is more scattered throughout the day requiring... Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Annual Parks Facility Closure 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... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Cattle Egret Sightings Prompt Use of Noisemakers

Parks and Recreation staff have begun using a variety of noisemakers to discourage migratory cattle egrets from settling in Allen parks and trails. The noisemakers were deployed after citizens reported egret sightings in... Read on...

Get the latest information about egrets in Allen
Posted on: March 25, 2015

Arbor Day Foundation Names Allen Tree City USA

Allen, TX has been named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. It marks the 12th consecutive year the City of Allen has earned the honor.

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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... Read on...

Images of Concept
Posted on: November 10, 2014

Allen Parks and Recreation Earns Four TRAPS Awards

ALLEN, TX – Nov 7, 2014 – The Allen Parks and Recreation Department was presented with four awards during the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) North Region conference held Nov. 7 in Grand Prairie, Texas. The... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2014

Allen Parks and Recreation Earns National Gold Medal Finalist for Second Consecutive Year

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ALLEN, TX, May 27, 2014 – The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has announced that the City of Allen’s Parks and... Read on...

NRPA Website
Posted on: August 1, 2014

Allen Senior Recreation Center Weekend Hours of Operation Change

Through a comprehensive evaluation of operations at the Allen Senior Recreation Center, findings have revealed that utilization by members is extremely low on Saturdays. To ensure that operations are appropriately staffed in... Read on...

Allen Senior Recreation Center website
Posted on: April 3, 2014

Pentatonix Headline Market Street Allen USA Celebration

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Vocal sensations and winners of season three of NBC's The Sing-Off, Pentatonix, will headline this year's Market Street Allen USA Celebration presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Allen, set for Saturday, June 28, at... Read on...

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