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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 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 RinkOpen
June 8
Basketball/Volleyball CourtsOpenMay 18
Celebration Park Sprayground
  • Closed for the 2020 season


The Courses at Watters CreekOpenApril 17
Don Rodenbaugh NatatoriumOpenMay 26

The Edge Skate ParkOpenMay 18
The Edge Visitor CenterOpenJuly 6
Ford Pool
  • Closed for the 2020 season


Joe Farmer Recreation CenterOpenMay 26
Parks Administration Building
OpenMay 22
Pavilions
Open June 15
Playgrounds
OpenMay 28
Tennis CourtsOpenMay 1
Trails/Open SpacesOpen


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 CenterN/AClosedNot before March 2021, depending on conditions


*Newsflash updated 12/29/2020

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