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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

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Allen Community Ice Rink

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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
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mardi Gras Trip (Shreveport/Bossier City)

2019 Mardi Gras Louisiana Trip

Join Allen Senior Recreation Center on a trip to celebrate Mardi Gras at the 13th Annual Red River Mardi Gras Bash from February 22-24, 2019 in Shreveport/Bossier City! 

The festivities will include visits to a float-loading party, a bakery making...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

Read on...

Allen Senior Recreation Center
Posted on: February 18, 2019

March/April 2019 Center-Link Newsletter

Yoga Fitness Class for Center Link March April 2019

The March/April 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 an...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Annual Water System Maintenance Runs March 4-April 1

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You might notice a slight change to the taste or smell of your tap water this spring. This change is due to a temporary change in disinfectant used by Allen's water supplier, North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Though your water might taste or s...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Answering Your Questions about Bobcats and Coyotes

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Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife—including a free oppor...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Allen Gets High Marks for Safety

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The City of Allen has been named one of the safest big cities in Texas!

The Home Security Advisor ranked Allen #4 in its list of Safest Cities with a population of over 50,000, due to its low rate of both violent crimes and property crimes. The list was co...

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See the full list. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: January 25, 2019

Stay Informed about Proposed Cricket Development

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Based on recent concerns and inquiries, citizens interested in the proposed Allen Sports Village development can stay updated on the development process via email by completing this online form.

The development is proposed near the corner of Alma Drive and...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: February 18, 2019

Normal Schedules for Trash, Recycling

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Go ahead and take your bins to the curb; trash and recycling will follow normal collection schedules this week, despite the Presidents' Day holiday.

Allen's waste service provider, CWD, observes six holidays each year: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Indepen...

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Community Services
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Recycle Your Styrofoam!

Photos of various Styrofoam products such as take-out containers and packing peanuts

Did you know Allen residents can take advantage of nearby collection points for Styrofoam products not accepted in curbside recycling?

Frisco Environmental Collection Center (6616 Walnut Street, Frisco) is open to all, including non-Frisco residents and co...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: February 11, 2019

Indoor Triathlon

Indoor Triathlon

Come experience the annual Indoor Triathlon on Sunday, March 3 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

The indoor triathlon will consist of a 15-minute swim, 15-minute cycle on an upright bike, and a 15-minute run with a 5-minute transition to each segment. ...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Fall 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 is available at all of All...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Citizens Fire Academy Now Accepting Applications

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Learn what it takes to be an Allen firefighter during this free, 8-week course. The 2019 Citizens Fire Academy will be held March 21-May 9 with a packed itinerary of hands-on training. Participants can ride along with firefighters, operate a fire hose, le...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Fire Department
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Allen Fire Department Launches Free CPR Training

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Allen Fire Department is embarking on a lofty goal: train every capable Allen citizen in CPR. Through free monthly classes, group training and special events, they hope to empower each participant to act quickly and confidently in an emergency.

Free CPR Cl...

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See more educational opportunities with AFD. Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: November 1, 2018

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

Read on...

Ford Pool

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Drive-In Movie

Drive-In Movie

Come experience a movie from the comfort of your car with family and friends in Allen!

A special Drive-In Movie is being held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 outside of Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

The movie being shown is "Ralph Breaks the I...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Suit Up For Success

Suit Up For Success (Part III)

A free professional development program is being held in Allen!

The "Suit Up For Success - Part III" event, which will include a career fair, on-site interviews, resume tips, LinkedIn headshots and a door prize, is happening from 11 a.m. to 1:30 ...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Fall 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 is available at all of All...

Read on...

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

What's coming to On Stage @ APL in February

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:

 Friday, February 8 - Vellamo 

Saturday, February 9 - Johanna July

 Frid...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: December 19, 2018

OverDrive content is moving to cloudLibrary

OverDrive content moving to cloudLibrary

The Allen Public Library is pleased to announce that the library’s entire eBook and eAudiobook collection (currently hosted by OverDrive) will be available through cloudLibrary beginning January 15, 2019.  Most of our purchased OverDrive content ...

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Moving to cloudLibrary FAQ Library - Main

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Allen Event Center Updating Landscaping

Allen Event Center

Currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, now is an exciting time for Allen Event Center, which will soon undergo several landscaping improvements to the outside of the facility.

A landscaping project will happen at Allen Event Center during the last two...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Suit Up For Success

Suit Up For Success (Part III)

A free professional development program is being held in Allen!

The "Suit Up For Success - Part III" event, which will include a career fair, on-site interviews, resume tips, LinkedIn headshots and a door prize, is happening from 11 a.m. to 1:30 ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Drive-In Movie

Drive-In Movie

Come experience a movie from the comfort of your car with family and friends in Allen!

A special Drive-In Movie is being held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 outside of Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

The movie being shown is "Ralph Breaks the I...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Section of Watters Creek Trail Closed

Watters Creek Trail Closure

A section of the Watters Creek Trail directly to the west of the Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm shopping and dining center has been temporarily closed for maintenance.

The closed section of trail stretches north from Collins Way to W. Bethany Drive and h...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Indoor Triathlon

Indoor Triathlon

Come experience the annual Indoor Triathlon on Sunday, March 3 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

The indoor triathlon will consist of a 15-minute swim, 15-minute cycle on an upright bike, and a 15-minute run with a 5-minute transition to each segment. ...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Apply Now for the Citizen Police Academy!

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See police K-9s in action, visit our firearm training center and make split-second decisions using a training simulator during an exciting weekly class offered by Allen Police. The Spring 2019 Citizens Police Academy will begin Thursday, March 7. This twe...

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Complete application now. Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Winter/Spring 2019 Recreation Guide

Winter/Spring 2019 LIFE Guide

The Winter/Spring 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 a...

Read on...

The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

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