Posted on: November 9, 2017

Holiday Events Abound in Allen

Holiday Events 2017

Allen is getting in the holiday spirit with a wide range of festive events, providing fun for all ages!

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours and Closures

Thanksgiving Hours

Many of Allen's recreation facilities will close or observe limited hours during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Christmas Tree Lighting

There's no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by joining the City of Allen for the grand lighting of its 35-foot Christmas tree, featuring more than 20,000 lights!

All ages are welcome to attend the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, a family-friend...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 30, 2017

Rudolph Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

Rudolph Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

The Rudolph Run is one of Allen's most exciting holiday events and takes place on Main Street in downtown Allen. 

The 2017 Rudolph Run will occur on Saturday, December 2. 

The event begins with a non-competitive, one-mile run and concludes...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 10, 2017

New Online Registration System

ACTIVE Net

Allen Parks and Recreation is switching to a new online registration system, making it even easier to sign up for your favorite programs, classes and special events at all of the recreation facilities. The new registration system will go live beginning on...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 10, 2017

PARD Center Supervisor Wins Horizons Award

TRAPS North Horizons Award

Allen Parks and Recreation's Jonathan McCloskey, the Center Supervisor for Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Ford Pool, was honored with the distinguished 2017 Horizons Award from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) North region.

The Horizons Award a...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Santa is placing mailboxes in Allen so children can send him letters directly!

Youth ages 1-12 can write a letter to Santa and drop it in one of his mailboxes from Nov. 20 to Dec. 11. at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium or Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Letters wil...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2017

The 6th Annual Great Turkey Skate

Turkey Skate

Join Allen Community Ice Rink for skating and various Thanksgiving-themed games and activities!

The 6th Annual Great Turkey Skate is being held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

All on-ice participants must wear skates.

Th...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Holidays On Ice Show

Holidays On Ice Show

Come get in the festive spirit at a special holiday performance on the ice at Allen Event Center!

The "Holidays On Ice Show" will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 at Allen Event Center.

The event will feature the Allen Academy of Skating an...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Holiday Arts & Craft Fair

Holiday Arts & Craft Fair

Just in time for the holidays, this arts and craft fair will put everyone in the giving spirit with creative crafts and a festive atmosphere!

The "Holiday Arts & Craft Fair" is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Joe F...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Edge Holiday Bash

Edge Holiday Bash

Come out to the skate park for a fun-filled day of scooter, skateboard and BMX competitions as we ring in the holiday break with a bash!

The Edge Holiday Bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the skate park.

The event is open to ag...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Swim With Santa

Swim With Santa

Join Santa for a swim, and tell him what you would like for Christmas!

A special "Swim With Santa" event is being held from 5:30-7:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Santa is available for pictures for those with their own ca...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Holiday Celebration

Holiday Celebration

Santa is coming to town to celebrate the holiday season!

A "Holiday Celebration" with activities such as cookie decorating, crafts and games will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Story time with ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Drop & Shop Holiday Skate

Holiday Skate

Enjoy on-ice games and activities, including pictures with Santa and more at this special holiday-themed open skate event!

The "Drop & Shop Holiday Skate" will be held from 3:15-6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Have breakfast with Santa as he takes a break from his toy shop and refuels for the day!

A special "Breakfast With Santa" event is being held from 9-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Bring your camera to get a picture...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Technology Upgrade for Athletic Field Lights

Field Lights

The lighting system for Allen’s athletic fields will soon be operated on a new technology platform!

In order to better serve customers who use Allen’s athletic fields, Allen Parks and Recreation is transitioning to a new operating inter...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2018 Recreation Guide

LIFE (Winter/Spring 2018)

The Winter/Spring 2018 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available...

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Parks & Recreation