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News Flash

Posted on: December 5, 2018

Drop & Shop Holiday Skate

Summer Open Skate Event

Come enjoy festive ice skating this holiday season in Allen!

The Drop & Shop Holiday Skate is being held from 1-4 p.m. on December 22 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

At the event, enjoy on-ice games and activities, including pictures with Santa and more.

Op...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

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

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

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

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Allen Community Ice Rink

News Flash

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: October 16, 2017

November/December 2018 Center-Link Newsletter

Center-Link (November-December 2018)

The November/December 2018 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 ga...

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Allen Senior Recreation Center

News Flash

Posted on: December 5, 2018

New Neighborhood Coming to Watters, Ridgeview

Rendering of two-story brick town homes

A zoning change has paved the way for a new development of houses and town homes. Lexington Estates will add 95 town homes and 22 single-family homes off Ridgeview Drive between Watters Road and Stacy Road.

The development, which will be built on both the ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: December 3, 2018

Flags Lowered in Honor of George H. W. Bush

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The City of Allen will join communities across the nation in flying flags at half-staff in honor of the late George H. W. Bush. By presidential proclamation, flags at city facilities will remain lowered through sunset on Sunday, December 30.

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Celebrate the Season with these Allen Events

Christmas Ornaments

You don’t have to venture far to find magical, memorable ways to ring in the holidays. From Christmas concerts to Santa sightings, check out these fun-filled events happening in your own backyard.

Can’t-Miss Traditions

  • The City of Allen'...
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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Allen City Manager Announces Retirement Plans

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After two decades of service to the City of Allen, City Manager Peter H. Vargas will take on a new title of Interim City Manager in February 2019.

Allen City Council approved the plan at the November 13 meeting. This role—which has no formal end ...

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

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 5, 2018

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 5:45-7:45 p.m. on December 21 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Santa is available for pictures for those with their own cameras. Parents sw...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

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

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

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

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 1, 2018

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

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

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

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

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Ford Pool

News Flash

Posted on: December 5, 2018

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 will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. on December 18 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Bring your camera to get a picture of your child on ...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Construction on JFRC South Bridge

JFRC Bridge

Joe Farmer Recreation Center's north bridge has reopened, and the south bridge is now closed for construction.

During construction, the south entrance to Joe Farmer Recreation Center will be closed, but the recreation facility will remain open with normal ...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

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

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

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

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center

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News Flash

Posted on: November 20, 2018

What's coming to On Stage @ APL in December

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, December 14 - Holidays with HarpEssence, from classics to modern

Sunday, December 16 - All...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: November 18, 2018

Traveling for the holidays?

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Are you traveling for the holidays?  Instead of keeping track of audio discs or lugging heavy books with you, try cloudLibrary!  CloudLibrary is a digital library at your fingertips and it's free with your library card.  Just do...

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Try cloudLibrary Library - Main
Posted on: December 2, 2018

Library Closed for Christmas

Christmas Bells

The Library will be closed Sunday, December 23, Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas.  For your convenience, no materials are will be due while the library is closed.  We will reopen Wednesday, December...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: December 10, 2018

Library Closed for New Year's Day

Happy New Year 2019!

The Library will be closing at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 31 and remain closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of New Year's.  For your convenience, no materials are due while the library is closed.  We will reopen Wednesday, J...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
Posted on: December 17, 2018

January is Read an eBook Month

January is Read an eBook Month

Try cloudLibrary for a chance to win a pair of wireless earbuds. 

 Stop by the Library and show us the downloaded cloudLibrary app on your device to receive an entry from.  Go to allenlibrary.org/ebookmonth or call the Library at...

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Read an eBook Month Library - Main

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 5, 2018

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 5:45-7:45 p.m. on December 21 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Santa is available for pictures for those with their own cameras. Parents sw...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 5, 2018

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 will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. on December 18 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Bring your camera to get a picture of your child on ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Tree Removal at Glendover Park

Glendover Park Tree Removal

A pecan tree, which has died, will be removed by City of Allen Urban Forestry on Tuesday, December 18 from Glendover Park.

The tree has died from old age and internal decay from fungi.

The tree removal process will take a few hours, and the area immediately...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: December 5, 2018

Drop & Shop Holiday Skate

Summer Open Skate Event

Come enjoy festive ice skating this holiday season in Allen!

The Drop & Shop Holiday Skate is being held from 1-4 p.m. on December 22 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

At the event, enjoy on-ice games and activities, including pictures with Santa and more.

Op...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Recreation Professional of the Year

TRAPS Award Joey Ramos

Allen Parks and Recreation's Joey Ramos, Athletic Program Supervisor, was honored with the distinguished 2018 Recreation Professional of the Year Award for Class I from the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) North Region.

The Recreation Professional...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

Life-in-Allen-Fall-2018-Guide-Website-Photo

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

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

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

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: December 14, 2018

Allen Police Department Swears In 3 New Officers

Photo of three police officers standing in the city council chambers, smiling at the camera

Allen Police Department is welcoming three new officers to its force. Officer Lugardo Garcia, Officer Roberto Yanez and Officer Taylor Thomas were sworn in at a ceremony held Friday, December 14 at Allen City Hall. Each brings years of experience and trai...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Police Department
Posted on: November 16, 2018

6 Tips for Safer Shopping

photo of storefronts and parked cars at the Village at Allen on a sunny day

While you’re searching for the perfect gift, thieves are searching for the perfect crime. Use these tips to protect yourself.

  1. Take your keys, lock your car and hide your valuables. Following these instructions will prevent most opportuni...
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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2018 Recreation Guide

Life-in-Allen-Fall-2018-Guide-Website-Photo

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

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

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

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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

News Flash

Posted on: December 11, 2018

Learn to Garden in North Texas

Photo of two young women and a young man standing over a planter box, attempting to plant vegetables

Texas transplants and new gardeners alike will learn from local experts at a class geared toward Collin County residents.

The Newcomer's Guide to Gardening in North Texas will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Collin College C...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Water Conservation News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

Turn Sprinklers Off to Prevent Falls, Crashes

Close-up photo of a sprinkler head shooting water, surrounded by ice and snow

To avoid frozen landscapes, sidewalks, and streets, remember to keep the sprinkler controllers in the OFF position during the winter. Very rarely does the lawn and landscape require supplemental water with sprinklers from Thanksgiving through Valentine's ...

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Water Conservation News