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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Operational Changes and Reopening Plans

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

Allen Parks & Recreation is planning a phased return to operations to align with state guidelines and protect the health of both citizens and staff.

Now Open

Registration is open! Register in ActiveNet. The following facilities are open; however, some limitations or occupancy restrictions may be in effect.

LocationRestrictionsStatusOpening Date
Allen Community Ice Rink - Limited operationsView details on operationsOpenJune 8
Allen Community Ice Rink - Open/public skateOpen-skate sessions available with capacity of 75 skaters per sessionsOpenJuly 1
Basketball/Volleyball Courts
Limit of 4 people per court
Checklist for outdoor sports participants
OpenMay 18
Celebration Park SpraygroundView facility rules and informationOpen June 15
The Courses at Watters CreekSome limits on group size, cart rental, restaurant/retail capacity
Checklist for outdoor sports participants
OpenApril 17
Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Fitness floor open with limited capacity. Members only.
Make a reservation. Checklist for gym patrons.

Lap Lane is open - Reserve a swim time.
Open


Open
May 26


June 5
The Edge Skate Park
Checklist for outdoor sports participants
OpenMay 18
Ford Pool - Adjusted Open SwimAdjusted Open Swim Information
OpenJuly 4
Ford Pool - Programs Only Register in ActiveNetOpenJune 15
Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Fitness floor open with limited capacity. Members only. Make a reservation.
Checklist for gym patrons

Other areas of this facility are still closed.
OpenMay 26
Parks Administration BuildingN/AOpenMay 22
PavilionsN/AOpen June 15
PlaygroundsN/AOpenMay 28
Tennis CourtsLimit of 4 people per court
Checklist for outdoor sports participants
OpenMay 1
Trails/Open SpacesChecklist for park/open space visitorsOpen


Closed (Opening TBD)

All activities and programs at closed facilities are canceled during this time. Canceled facility rentals will receive a full refund and returned deposit, as applicable. See refund information below. If you have questions, please call 214.509.4700.

Refund information

Members may cancel their membership with no penalties. Full-scale membership extensions and refunds are being evaluated for the period that facilities are closed. For programs, classes, leagues, trips and athletics:

  • Credits or refunds will be provided in full for canceled programs and classes.
  • Leagues will resume where they left off, if able. Otherwise, credits or refunds will be provided to teams through the coach/manager.
LocationDetailsStatusOpening Date
Allen Senior Recreation CenterAny canceled group travel from ASRC will be credited or refunded through the Parks and Recreation Department or travel insurance, as applicable.ClosedTBD
The Edge Visitor CenterThe Skate Park is now open; however, the Visitor Center remains closed.ClosedTBD


*Newsflash updated 7/6/2020

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