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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Star Wars Open Skate

Star Wars Open Skate

May the FOURTH be with you at the Star Wars Open Skate from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Join the fun with various Star Wars-themed activities, including ice skating with your favorite Stars Wars characters!

Open t...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 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 is available at all of A...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

May/June 2019 Center-Link Newsletter

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The May/June 2019 edition of the Center-Link newsletter, which is Allen Senior Recreation Center’s events guide, is now available. 

The facility’s upcoming diverse programming includes educational opportunities, fun games and f...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Discover Scotland: New Trip in 2020!

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Allen Senior Recreation Center is going to Scotland!

Join the center for a ten-day, nine-night trip to see some of the highlights of The Highlands from April 6-15, 2020.

The information meeting for Discover Scotland is Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. Please re...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 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 is available at all of A...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Blues, Rock 'N' Roll, Elvis and Much More!

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Discover Tunica, Mississippi and experience Memphis, Tennessee on a 5-day, 4-night excursion with Allen Senior Recreation Center on May 20-24, 2019!

Included are guided tours of Memphis, the “Home of the Blues,” Sun Studio the Birthplac...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Allen Parks and Recreation Partners with Local Credit Union

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Just months after announcing its corporate relocation, Credit Union of Texas is putting down roots in Allen as a designated Community Partner to Allen Parks and Recreation.

Credit Union of Texas will support Allen Parks and Recreation facilities, special e...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Allen Getting Emergency Response Trailer

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New tools for handling public works emergencies will soon be headed to Allen.

In 2018, City staff applied for a Homeland Security Grant through the Office of the Governor to fund an emergency response trailer and equipment. The trailer will be stocked with...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 10, 2019

New Sensors to Monitor Changing Traffic Patterns

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Allen is investing in new signal sensors to help improve traffic flow.

The sensors track approaching vehicles from up to 600 of feet away, then count the number of cars in each lane using radar and video detection. This allows traffic engineers to adjust s...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2019

For Bluebonnet Photos, Put Safety First

Photo of bluebonnets in a field under a partly cloudy blue sky.

Nothing says “spring in Texas” quite like a field of blossoming bluebonnets. Here’s how you can capture the perfect photo without putting your family or pets at risk.

  1. Stay away from busy roads. Spot the perfect patch of bluebo...
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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Election Day is May 4

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Get a preview of your ballot and take note of important dates leading up to Election Day.

Allen voters will elect two at-large Allen City Councilmembers and consider one charter amendment during the May 4 General and Special Elections. Voters can find samp...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Grant Funding Available through Tax on Hotel Rooms

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Does your organization attract tourists to Allen? If so, you might be eligible to apply for the 2019 Allen Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant. Applications will be accepted April 1-26.

The Texas Tax Code authorizes the City of Allen to impose a local hotel occupanc...

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Download checklist and application. City of Allen - Headline Updates

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Join Allen's Summer Swim Team!

City of Allen Swim Team (COAST)

Join Allen's summer swim team!

Online registration is currently open for the City of Allen Swim Team (COAST)!

For questions and more information, please visit the COAST webpage or contact Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium at 214.509.4700.


COAST Philosophy

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 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 is available at all of A...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 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 is available at all of A...

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Ford Pool

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Youth Fishing Derby

Youth Fishing Derby

Here fishy, fishy!

You won't want to miss the annual Youth Fishing Derby from 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Bethany Lakes Park.Open to ages 2-16 and FREE to participate, prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught per age group and overall.Pre-...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Now Hiring: Summer Camp Counselors

Camp Counselors

Become a Summer Camp Counselor at Joe Farmer Recreation Center!

Camp Counselors will be responsible for the supervision and activities of approximately 10-15 children ages 6-12 in outdoor and indoor nature environments. Counselors will plan and carry out s...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Sell those items you were thinking of throwing away or discover a variety of treasures at bargain prices!

The next Community Garage Sale will be happening from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27 outside of Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Browsing is FREE to...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 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 is available at all of A...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

Celebrate Spring with Discounted Trees

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Enhance your landscaping with discounted trees hand-selected for Allen's soil and climate.

Trees for Allen is collecting orders for Eastern Red Buds, Vitex, Chinquapin Oaks, Chinese Pistache and Cedar Elms through Friday, May 3. The trees are grown in 15-g...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Keep Allen Beautiful
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Savor Spring at Earthfest Allen

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Pack a picnic and join us for a free family adventure celebrating the great outdoors and an active community. At Earthfest Allen, you can unplug on a nature walk, dig for dinosaur bones, fly a Frisbee, explore the creek and learn gardening tips at the bea...

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View event flyer. Keep Allen Beautiful
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Keep Allen Beautiful Celebrates 2018 Impact

Photo of volunteers in a wooded area removing a tire from a creek bed.

More than 3,800 volunteers collected litter, planted trees, sorted donations and held contests to foster a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful Allen.

Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB) is a volunteer organization supported by the City of Allen. In a presentation...

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Learn more about Keep Allen Beautiful Keep Allen Beautiful

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

What's coming to On Stage @ APL in April

Civic Auditorium

From history, to musical entertainment and much more!  You're sure to find something that fits your interests.

Here's what's coming to On Stage @ APL:

Thursday, April 11 - The Grape Man of Texas

Thursday, April 18 - Douglas Box and the Original Sout...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Teen Business Bootcamp

Teen Business Bootcamp Newsflash

Attention, teens!  Apply to participate in the Teen Business Bootcamp during the week of June 17-21.  Applications will be available to pick up in person at the Children's Desk April 15 - May 17.

Teens entering the 7th - 12th grades in Fa...

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Teen Business Bootcamp Library - Main
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Allen Public Library Announces eMagazines

eMagazines from RBdigital now available

Allen Public Library, in partnership with Recorded Books, now offers digital-magazine service RBdigital.

RBdigital features full-color, digital magazines for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download.  With this service, p...

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Register for RBdigital Library - Main
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Library Closed for Staff Training

Library closed for staff development

The Library will be closed on Friday, May 3 for staff training.  For your convenience, no materials are due while the Library is closed.  We will reopen Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m.

Visit Allen News Library - Main

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Star Wars Open Skate

Star Wars Open Skate

May the FOURTH be with you at the Star Wars Open Skate from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Join the fun with various Star Wars-themed activities, including ice skating with your favorite Stars Wars characters!

Open t...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Forest Work at Stacy Ridge Park

Stacy Ridge

The forest at Stacy Ridge Park is scheduled to be thinned and pruned, weather-permitting, beginning Tuesday, April 23. 

The operation will take 2 to 3 days to complete and will “open” the wooded area to increase visibility thro...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Public Input Meeting Presentation

Public Input Meeting

Allen Parks and Recreation held its first public input meeting for the Exchange Parkway Recreation Center to receive thoughts and feedback from the community for Allen's newest recreation center.

The meeting's presentation is now available to view online.

T...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Sell those items you were thinking of throwing away or discover a variety of treasures at bargain prices!

The next Community Garage Sale will be happening from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 27 outside of Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Browsing is FREE to...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Online Survey for New Recreation Center

Exchange Parkway Recreation Center Survey

The City of Allen is planning a new recreation center and needs public input on what to include in the facility's design! 

The public is asked to answer a short online survey to help Allen Parks and Recreation identify the features needed to inclu...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Youth Fishing Derby

Youth Fishing Derby

Here fishy, fishy!

You won't want to miss the annual Youth Fishing Derby from 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Bethany Lakes Park.Open to ages 2-16 and FREE to participate, prizes will be awarded for the largest fish caught per age group and overall.Pre-...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Spring 2019 Programs at The Edge

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From scooter clinics to drawing classes and engineering workshops, registration is now open for these great Spring 2019 programs being offered at The Edge!

Scooter Clinics by Customer ScootersThe Custom Scooters team will cover equipment maintenance, safet...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 26, 2019

NTMWD Installing Sewer Line in Allen

NTMWD Project Route

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is currently installing a new sanitary sewer line in Allen. The sewer line construction project begins at US-75 and will reach Suncreek Park this week, resulting in temporary field and trail closures and ma...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Cattle Egret Prevention Efforts

Cattle Egret

In order to prevent cattle egrets from nesting in the City of Allen, predatory bird noise-making devices will be used beginning the week of March 4 at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park.

The noise-making devices are used annually at the parks until the ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 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 is available at all of A...

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: April 17, 2019

Allen Animal Shelter Marks Successful Year

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Allen Animal Shelter found homes for 473 animals in 2018 and helped reunite nearly 400 lost pets with their owners. The numbers were presented to Allen City Council by Animal Shelter Advisory Committee chair Deborah Michnick during the April 9 council mee...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Police Department
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Allen Police Recognize Officers, Volunteers at Annual Ceremony

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Dozens of Allen Police officers, staff members and volunteers were celebrated on April 3 for making Allen a safer place to live.

Allen Police presented Team Excellence Awards to officers involved in three harrowing situations:

  • When a man suspected of drivin...
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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: March 21, 2019

Spring 2019 Programs at The Edge

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From scooter clinics to drawing classes and engineering workshops, registration is now open for these great Spring 2019 programs being offered at The Edge!

Scooter Clinics by Customer ScootersThe Custom Scooters team will cover equipment maintenance, safet...

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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Summer 2019 Recreation Guide

Summer 2019 LIFE Guide

The Summer 2019 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 is available at all of A...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

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