News Flash

Posted on: September 14, 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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Posted on: September 12, 2018

2018-2019 Budget, Tax Rate Approved

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Allen residents will continue benefiting from one of the lowest property tax rates in Collin County.

Allen City Council voted to lower the city’s property tax rate by more than one cent during the September 11 meeting, down from $0.510 to $0.498 ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Allen City Television Wins National Awards

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Allen City Television took top honors at the 33rd Annual Government Programming Awards (GPA) hosted by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The awards program honors excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and e...

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News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2018

Help Allen Firefighters "Fill the Boot" September 18-23

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Look for Allen Firefighters at local intersections September 18-23 as they collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Fill the Boot Fundraiser is held each fall to help raise money and awareness for muscular dystrophy, a disease that at...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Spirit Park Grand Opening Celebration

Spirit Park

Come join Mayor Stephen Terrell and the Allen City Council for the Grand Opening Celebration of Allen's new 75-acre community park called Spirit Park with a ceremonial First Pitch at the softball complex and a Public Art Dedication from 5-9 p.m on Saturda...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Allen Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Discover a variety of treasures at bargain prices!

The Allen Community Garage Sale is being held from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 29 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot.

Browsing is free!

For more information, please call Joe Farmer Rec...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Pumpkin Derby

Pumpkin Derby

Think your pumpkin has what it takes to outrace the competition?!

The Allen Pumpkin Derby will take place from noon-2:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center.

This is a fun-spirited event with side-by-side races fe...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Family Night: Campout & Movie

Family Night: Campout & Movie

Families are invited to camp out under the stars and enjoy an evening full of nighttime fun with camp traditions.

The "Family Night: Campout & Movie" is being held from 3 p.m., October 13 to 9 a.m., October 14 at Bethany Lakes Park, outside o...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Pumpkin Splash Patch

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Pick your Halloween pumpkin from a floating pumpkin patch!

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is hosting a "Pumpkin Splash Patch" from noon to 3 p.m. on October 20.

Swim and choose your Halloween pumpkin and stick around after to decorate it. 

Chil...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2018

2018 Arbor Day Celebration

2018 Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. 

The City of Allen will be having its annual Arbor Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 27 at Country Meadows Park!

Tree plantings, educatio...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Halloween Skate

Summer Open Skate Event

Get in the spirit of Halloween at Allen Community Ice Rink!

A special "Halloween Skate" is being held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

There will be candy, raffles and much more. All on-ice particip...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Halloween Bash at the Nat

Halloween at the Nat

Join Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium for a night of Harry Potter fun and adventure! 

The "Halloween Bash at the Nat" is happening from 7-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

There will be a photo booth, you can build...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash

Dress up your dog for some Halloween-themed fun!

The Howl-O-Ween Barkin' Bash is being held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. from October 28 at Bethany Lakes Park.

You and your furry friends will be treated to raffles, games, "arfs" and crafts, costume contest...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 15, 2018

COAST Swimmer Wins Silver at State!

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The City of Allen Swim Team (COAST) can now boast having a new state medaling swimmer on the team, 8-year-old Hailey Searle!

Making more than just waves at the 2018 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF) SUMMER GAMES OF TEXAS, Searle brought home the Sil...

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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: September 5, 2018

Celebrate National Night Out with Allen Police

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Allen Police officers will be visiting neighborhood block parties during the annual National Night Out (NNO) on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Each year, Allen joins hundreds of other communities around Texas to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood cam...

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Register for National Night Out Police Department