News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

New Speed Limits Coming to 3 Allen Roads

Speed Limit Signs

Allen is preparing to adjust the speed limit on several city streets. Engineers completed traffic studies on sight distance, crash history, average speed and other factors before making recommendations to Allen City Council. The new speed limits include:

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Grant Funding, Community Partnerships Help Nearly 200 Allen Families

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Federal funding, community support grants and private donations administered by the City of Allen helped provide safe and stable housing to nearly 200 families last year.

Allen’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program offers home repair...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Allen Mayor Appointed to Serve on Regional 9-1-1 Board

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Mayor Stephen Terrell will be among the first members of a new board aimed at investing in 9-1-1 emergency communications in North Texas.

The North Central Texas 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District Board will oversee the allocation of $0.50 fees collec...

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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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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Thanksgiving Hours for the City of Allen

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Many City facilities will close or observe limited hours during the Thanksgiving holiday. For questions about schedules not listed below, please contact the facility directly.

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News Flash

Posted on: September 29, 2018

Good News! Water Rate Increase Will Be Smaller than Expected

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Allen residents will get some relief from an expected 10% increase in the City’s water rates.

Thanks to budgeting changes made by North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD), the City of Allen will pay less than expected for the wholesale water it purchas...

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Learn more about Allen's water system. Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Allen Fire Department Sends Help to California

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Allen Fire Department has deployed two members of its personnel to help battle devastating wildfires in California. Captain Mike Sundeen and Firefighter Michael Fox traveled to Chino Hills, California on November 14 and will remain in California for fourt...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Allen Fire Department Invests in Life-Saving Technology

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Whether trapped in a car or in the path of a dangerous storm, Allen citizens will benefit from new tools coming to Allen Fire Department.

Allen City Council agreed to fund two major improvements to fire department equipment at the Oct. 23 meeting. The firs...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2018

Photoshoots at Spirit Park Playground

Spirit Park - The Hideout

Photoshoots will be held on Nov. 19-20 at The Hideout playground at Spirit Park to showcase the facility!

The playground will remain open during the photoshoot, but consent forms will need to be signed by anyone in the pictures.

For questions, please call A...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Rudolph Run & Donner Dash

Rudolph Run 5K

An annual Allen tradition, the 5K Rudolph Run is back, along with a .5K Donner Dash, to help ring in the holiday season!

The Rudolph Run is 5K run that is USATF registered. The Donner Dash is 0.5K (long spring/short walk) with a cup of hot cocoa.

Online reg...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Holly Jolly Celebration

2018 Holly Jolly Celebration

The Holly Jolly Celebration featuring the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is happening from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, November 30 in the circle at North Allen Drive and St. Mary Drive.

The celebration will feature a diverse variety of live entertainment, Candy C...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours and Closures

Thanksgiving Hours

Many of Allen's recreation facilities will close or observe limited hours during the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Allen Community Ice Rink
    • Monday, November 19
      • Freestyle: 6:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
      • Open Skate: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      • Stick Time: 5:45 p.m. &am...
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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 12, 2018

The Annual Great Turkey Skate

Great Turkey Skate

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

The Annual Great Turkey Skate is happening from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 24 at Allen Community Ice Rink!

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

All o...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: November 12, 2018

"Holidays On Ice" Show

2018 Holidays On Ice

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 2 in Allen Event Center. 

The show will feature the Allen Academy of Skati...

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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

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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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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

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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