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Posted on: November 13, 2019

New Allen Post Office Ready for Construction

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The United States Postal Service is preparing to break ground on the new Allen post office, located at 401 Century Parkway near Allen City Hall at the corner of Butler Drive and Century Parkway.

This building will offer 26,000 square feet of interior space...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

Allen EDC Wins Statewide Award

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Allen Economic Development Corporation’s original and patient approach to supporting the development of the city’s Watters Creek District has earned two prestigious awards from the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC).

The 2019 Community Economic Deve...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Is Your Water Bill Higher Than Usual?

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Allen utility customers are in the process of receiving water bills for DFW’s driest September on record. If your bill is high, here are 7 things you need to know.

1. Record-setting month led to more watering

Local meteorologists report September ...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Water Rate Changes Take Effect Nov. 1

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The City of Allen is adjusting water and sewer rates to cover increased costs. For Allen residents with average water use, this change will increase water bills by approximately $8.33 per month.*

Why are rates changing?

Like many North Texas cities, Allen p...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: October 8, 2019

Do You Feel Connected to Allen?

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Help us serve you better by answering these 17 questions about communication and engagement.

Tell us how you hear about news and events, which topics most interest you and whether you feel involved in your city. Your responses and demographic information w...

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Take the survey now. City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2019

Water Rate Changes Take Effect Nov. 1

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The City of Allen is adjusting water and sewer rates to cover increased costs. For Allen residents with average water use, this change will increase water bills by approximately $8.33 per month.*

Why are rates changing?

Like many North Texas cities, Allen p...

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Community Services
Posted on: October 3, 2019

Storm Drains are for Rain!

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Anything you put in a storm drain goes directly into local waterways. Prevent pollution with these tips:

GRASS CLIPPINGS

  • Blow grass clippings from mowing back to grassy areas.
  • Vacuum or rake clippings and place in paper lawn bag for proper disposal.

LEAVES

  • Mul...
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Learn how Allen protects local rivers and streams. Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: November 12, 2019

Visiting Central Fire? Do this first....

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Fire administration staff have been temporarily relocated during the renovation of Central Fire Station. Please call 214.509.4400 for assistance before visiting.

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News Flash

Posted on: October 8, 2019

NEW DATE: Dark Side of the Rainbow Dive-In Movie

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Does Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" correspond with "The Wizard of Oz" on purpose? Are the parallels between the two works of art sheer coincidence? 

Decide for yourself during this dive-in event Saturday, November 16 fro...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2019

We Want to Hear From You!

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Allen Parks and Recreation is updating our Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan and we want your input!

Tell us what you think about your parks, and what interests you the most about them in this quick survey. Your input will help guide our parks...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Midwestern Sectional Singles & U.S. Pairs Final

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The 2020 Midwestern Sectional Singles Final and U.S. Pairs Final will showcase over 200 skaters vying for a coveted position in the U.S. Championships Tuesday through Saturday, November 12 - 16.This incredible competition is open to the public and tickets...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Ford Park Tennis Courts: Electrical Outage

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The tennis courts at Ford Park are without power due to an electrical issue. The courts are open, but please be advised there is no court lighting after dark.  

Estimated time for repair is a couple of weeks. The rest of Ford Park was unaffected.

U...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours and Closures

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Allen Community Ice RinkThursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving): Closed

Allen Senior Recreation CenterThursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving): ClosedFriday, November 29: Closed

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving): ClosedFriday,...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Rudolph Run 5K & Donner Dash

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One of Allen's most exciting holiday events, the annual Rudolph Run & Donner Dash, begins on Main Street in downtown Allen! 

The 2019 Rudolph Run 5K & Donner Dash will occur on Saturday, December 7, 2019. This family-friendly event is open...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 31, 2019

The Great Turkey Drive

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Receive a free daily pass to Joe Farmer Recreation Center by bringing two non-perishable food items per person per visit.

The Great Turkey Drive is being held from Monday, November 18 to Sunday, November 24 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center. 

Items w...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 28, 2019

The Annual Great Turkey Skate

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Join the fun on the ice for various Thanksgiving-themed, on-ice games and activities!

The Annual Great Turkey Skate is happening from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 30 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

The entrance fee is $5, and skate rentals are $3.

All...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Letters to Santa

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Santa is placing mailboxes in Allen so children can send him letters directly!

Your child can write a letter to Santa and drop it in one of his mailboxes from November 30-December 10 located at both Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Don Rodenbaugh Natatoriu...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 14, 2019

North Pole

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Stop by Santa’s workshop at Joe Farmer Recreation Center!

North Pole will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center. 

Create toys as an honorary elf and shop for gifts at Santa’s toy store. Then en...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 7, 2019

2019 Holiday Bash at The Edge

2019 Holiday Bash at The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center

Come out to the skate park at The Edge for a fun-filled day of scooter, skateboard and BMX competitions! 

The 2019 Holiday Bash will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Skate Park. 

The event is open to ages 6-25...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 21, 2019

"Holidays On Ice" Show

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Celebrate the holidays by watching a fun show on the ice!

Join Allen Community Ice Rink as they present the annual "Holidays on Ice" show from 4-6 p.m. on December 15 in Allen Event Center.

The show will feature the Allen Academy of Skating and Al...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2019 Recreation Guide

Fall 2019 LIFE Guide (Newsflash)

The Fall 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 program registration can ...

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