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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Adult Leagues: Ice for all experience levels

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Looking for a beginner or competitive league in Allen? No matter your skating level, we've got an option for you at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Our goal is to develop your hockey game with a rounded approach that includes skate skill building, stick-time practice, and participation with a team in one of our leagues. Learn more about league options below.

Thank you League Partners!

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Adult Hockey Programs

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

STRAY ANIMAL INTAKE LIST

Animal Services staff during Clear the Shelters 2020

Call us at 214.509.4378 for more information on a specific animal. Proof of ownership is required before an animal is released to a claimant.

We understand our breed descriptions will not always match the breed description from a pet owner. If you do not s...

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Animal Services - STRAY ANIMAL INTAKE LIST

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Allen adopts diversity, equity and inclusion policy

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A new committee formed by Allen City Council will spend the next several months exploring ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Allen.

During the April 13 meeting, Allen City Council voted unanimously to adopt a policy statement suppor...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Architect selected for Allen Public Library expansion

The design process will soon begin for Allen Public Library’s much-anticipated expansion.

City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Allen City Council adds term limit charter amendments to November ballot

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Allen voters will consider potential changes to the City’s term limits for elected officials during a November 2 charter election. 

According to the current City charter adopted by voters in May 2019: 

  • Total service on Allen City...
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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Repairs at Custer Road Transfer Station through April

Drop-off zone at Custer Road Transfer Station

One of the three resident drop-off pits at the Custer Road Transfer station is closed through the end of April while undergoing concrete repairs.

During this period, residents visiting the facility on Saturdays may be directed to drop off their residential...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

JaRyCo begins construction on "The Farm in Allen" mixed-use project

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Allen-based developer JaRyCo has started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive in Allen, Texas. Work will begin with the development’s infras...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Allen Public Library sees success in 2020 program strategies

Allen Public Library successfully modified its services to accommodate the timely changes of 2020. At year end, staff had conducted 259 virtual programs with over 17,000 patrons in virtual attendance.

City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Keep Allen Beautiful applauds community cleanup response in 2020

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Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB) presented its annual report to Council in March. Despite program suspensions due to COVID-19, KAB saw an enthusiastic community response for beautification efforts in 2020.

Adopt-A-Program evolves to include individual opportunit...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Allen PD helps return stolen statue to government of Nepal

Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) worked with national, state and local agencies to return a 10th/11th century artifact to the government of Nepal. Allen Police Corporal C.D. Mayfield was among the agency members who helped facilitate the transfer.

The a...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Effective March 10: COVID-19 protocols at City facilities

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We believe face coverings are one small way to support our community’s health and well-being. Our employees will continue wearing them and we strongly encourage others to do the same while visiting a City facility.

City and county governments are restricte...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Repairs at Custer Road Transfer Station through April

Drop-off zone at Custer Road Transfer Station

One of the three resident drop-off pits at the Custer Road Transfer station is closed through the end of April while undergoing concrete repairs.

During this period, residents visiting the facility on Saturdays may be directed to drop off their residential...

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Community Services
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Water bill adjustments for repaired leaks

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Customers may request a water bill adjustment for sudden leaks and other unexpected water losses, such as those due to frozen pipes or plumbing fixtures. If approved, this adjustment will reduce the rate charged for unexpected water loss but does not elim...

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Community Services

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: April 12-18

49 Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Allen averaged 7 new cases per day during the week of April 12-18.

Total Confirmed Cases6,646 Allen residents have experienced a confirmed case of COVID-19 as of April 18. There have been 73,354 co...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Allen Fire Department provides COVID-19 Help Line

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If you live or work in Allen and have questions about COVID-19 response or preparedness, call the Allen Fire Department Help Line at 214.509.4333.

This Help Line is designed for Allen residents and businesses with questions about new restrictions, protecti...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information COVID-19 Updates

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

JaRyCo begins construction on "The Farm in Allen" mixed-use project

Source: JaRyCo Development

Allen-based developer JaRyCo has started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive in Allen, Texas. Work will begin with the development&rsqu...

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Economic Development

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Allen Fire Department provides COVID-19 Help Line

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If you have questions about COVID-19 response or preparedness, or have questions about an upcoming vaccine appointment, call the Allen Fire Department Help Line at 214.509.4333 or email the helpline with your question.

This Help Line is designed for Allen ...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Fire Department

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Architect selected for Allen Public Library expansion

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The design process will soon begin for Allen Public Library’s much-anticipated expansion.

Allen City Council approved an architectural contract with Hidell and Associates Architects, Inc. at the April 13 council meeting. The firm has designed numerous libr...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Allen Public Library highlights successes in 2020

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Allen Public Library (APL) successfully modified its services to accommodate the timely changes of 2020. Library Board Chair Scott Phillips gave APL’s annual report to Council in March.

Prior to COVID-19 closures, APL achieved a 100% increase in ...

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Library News
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Effective March 10: COVID-19 protocols at City facilities

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We believe face coverings are one small way to support our community’s health and well-being. Our employees will continue wearing them and we strongly encourage others to do the same while visiting a City facility.

City and county governments are restricte...

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Library News

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Migratory bird nesting mitigation efforts

Allen Parks and Recreation has begun preventive measures, including surveillance of dense tree canopies and periodic noisemaking deterrents, to discourage migratory bird settlement at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park.

If cattle egrets or night herons ...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Trail usage tips and etiquette

Utilizing the extensive and beautiful trail system is one of many prides of Allen residents. As you go out and enjoy these winding wonders, keep in mind these following tips for trail usage:

Right of Way

Always remember who has the right of way when encount...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Operational changes and reopening plans

Allen Parks & Recreation offers information on department operations following COVID-19 outbreak

Allen Parks and Recreation facilities are open with practices in place to help keep visitors safe and healthy.

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Register for aerobics classes at the Natatorium

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Fitness fans of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium—mark your calendars! Opening dates for aerobics class registration through June 2021 are listed below, including a link to the full list of Natatorium fitness classes in ActiveNet.

Registration opens abou...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Lifeguards needed!

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Fast track your summer job!

The City of Allen is hiring 30-35 lifeguards to provide a save and fun environment for summer programing at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Ford Pool. These seasonal jobs are perfect for high school or college students in search o...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Challenge of the Year

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Establish consistency and a healthy routine during Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2021 Challenge of the Year! 

To participate in the Check In Challenge, complete at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week for 40 weeks. Work outs can be comple...

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Parks & Recreation News

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Allen Police welcomes three new officers

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Welcome Officer John Barrington, Officer William Brindza and Officer Chris Zeltner to the Allen Police Department team!

Meet the officers

Officer Barrington grew up in Minnesota. He has an Associates in Criminal Justice and EMT Training. John spent several ...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 16, 2021

The year of the pet: Allen Animal Shelter averaged one adoption per day in 2020

Animal Services staff during Clear the Shelters 2020

Allen Animal Shelter saw fewer surrenders and no slowdown in adoptions last year, according to an annual report prepared by the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee.

Committee chair and Animal Services Supervisor Deborah Michnick provided a snapshot of 2020 ...

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Police Department
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Allen Police helps return stolen statue to government of Nepal

Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) worked with national, state and local agencies to return a 10th/11th century artifact to the government of Nepal. Allen Police Corporal C.D. Mayfield was among the agency members who helped facilitate the transfer.

The a...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Deputy Chief Myers gives first-year review of SPIDRTech software

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Allen Police Department (APD) gave its first-year review of SPIDRTech, a new software that enhances communication between Allen Police Department and the people we serve.

Deputy Chief Ken Myers presented the review to City Council in January.

“The ability f...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.

Police Department
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Urban wildlife in Allen

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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 ways to protect your ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Allen Police welcomes three new officers

City of Allen Police Officer badge

Welcome Officer John Barrington, Officer William Brindza and Officer Chris Zeltner to the Allen Police Department team!

Meet the officers

Officer Barrington grew up in Minnesota. He has an Associates in Criminal Justice and EMT Training. John spent several ...

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Top Stories
Posted on: April 7, 2021

JaRyCo begins construction on "The Farm in Allen" mixed-use project

Source: JaRyCo Development

Allen-based developer JaRyCo has started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive in Allen, Texas. Work will begin with the development’s infras...

Read on...

Top Stories
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Allen Public Library sees success in 2020 program strategies

In 2020, Allen Public Library staff conducted 259 virtual programs with over 17,000 patrons in virtual attendance.

Top Stories
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Keep Allen Beautiful applauds community cleanup response in 2020

Keep Allen Beautiful logo

Keep Allen Beautiful (KAB) presented its annual report to Council in March. Despite program suspensions due to COVID-19, KAB saw an enthusiastic community response for beautification efforts in 2020.

Adopt-A-Program evolves to include individual opportunit...

Read on...

Top Stories
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Allen PD helps return stolen statue to government of Nepal

Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) worked with national, state and local agencies to return a 10th/11th century artifact to the government of Nepal. Allen Police Corporal C.D. Mayfield was among the agency members who helped facilitate the transfer.

The a...

Read on...

Top Stories
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Effective March 10: COVID-19 protocols at City facilities

Allen logo

We believe face coverings are one small way to support our community’s health and well-being. Our employees will continue wearing them and we strongly encourage others to do the same while visiting a City facility.

City and county governments are restricte...

Read on...

Top Stories

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Senior discount available for residential trash service

The City of Allen offers a 20% discount for residential trash services for customers who are 65 years of age or older. Learn more. 

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Utility Billing

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Youth Leagues: Get on the Ice!

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Playing in leagues not only improves skating and teaches team skills, it can build a life-long love of the game. No matter the skating level, we've got an options at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Youth Leagues: Get on the Ice!

Allen Community Ice Rink hosts hockey leagues for children ages 4 through 12.

Our goal is to develop your hockey game with a rounded approach that includes skate skill building, stick-time practice, and participation with a te...

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Youth Hockey Programs