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News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2019

City of Allen Announces New Assistant City Managers

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The City of Allen is pleased to announce the hires of two Assistant City Managers: current Allen Parks and Recreation Director Tim Dentler and Acting Assistant City Manager Rebecca Vice.

In their new roles, Dentler and Vice will help with day-to-day manage...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Public Hearings Scheduled for Budget, Property Taxes

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Allen residents can weigh in on the City’s proposed tax rate and budget during two upcoming public hearings. The proposed tax rate is not to exceed $0.498 per $100 of taxable value, which is no change from the current tax rate of $0.498. Despite...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: August 7, 2019

Recycle Your Styrofoam!

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Did you know Allen residents can take advantage of nearby collection points for Styrofoam products not accepted in curbside recycling?

Frisco Environmental Collection Center (6616 Walnut Street, Frisco) is open to all, including non-Frisco residents and co...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2019

Happy Fall Fest

Happy Fall Fest

Celebrate fall with a day of fun for the entire family!

An Allen tradition, the annual Happy Fall Fest is being held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Allen Senior Recreation Center.

Stroll a classic car show, shop a craft and gift market (...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Tinkers & Thinkers

Tinkers & Thinkers

Is your child a daydreamer, problem solver or future engineer?

Let your child's imagination and hands-on skill flourish at Tinkers & Thinkers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 7 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Free to attend and open to all...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Saturday Night Hoops

Saturday Night Hoops

Can't get enough basketball at Joe Farmer Recreation Center?

The special event, Saturday Night Hoops, is being held from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, September 14 at Joe Farmer Recreation Center.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to get those extra shots in. The...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

SNAP Dance (Hollywood)

SNAP Dance

SNAP your fingers and shuffle your feet at this Special Needs and Adapted Program!

A Hollywood-themed SNAP Dance is being held from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, September 20 at Allen Senior Recreation Center.

Enjoy music, a fun theme and snacks! Open to ages 18 and...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

Sell those items you were thinking of throwing away or discover a variety of treasures at bargain prices!

The next Community Garage Sale is being held from 7 a.m. to noon on September 28 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot.

Browsing is free to t...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Faith and Family Skate

It's Great to Skate

Join Allen Community Ice Rink for a fun Open Skate event!

The Faith and Family Skate will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Entry is $5, and skate rentals are $3. Donate two non-perishable food items...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard Boat Race

Cardboard boat races are happening from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 28 at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium.

Teams must construct a boat or raft made entirely of cardboard.Teams include a captain and first mate. Judging based on creativity, team spirit and ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

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 annual Family Night: Campout & Movie will be held from 3 p.m. October 12 to 9 a.m. on October 13 in Bethany Lakes Park (outside of Joe...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day

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

Join the City of Allen for the annual Arbor Day Celebration happening from 9 a.m. to noon at Glendover Park!

Tree plantings, educational arts and crafts, chainsaw carvin...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Allen Golf Course Joins Environmental Program

The Courses at Watters Creek

The City of Allen’s golf course, The Courses at Watters Creek, is increasing its efforts to protect the local environment while preserving golf’s natural heritage.

The Courses at Watters Creek has become a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Progra...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Public Input Meeting Presentations

Public Input Meeting

Allen Parks and Recreation held two public input meetings for the Exchange Parkway Recreation Center to receive thoughts and feedback from the community for Allen's newest recreation center.

The meeting presentations are available to view online:

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Allen Receives AARP Grant for Adult Tricycles

Allen Senior Recreation Center

AARP has announced the awardees for its 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant program, which includes the City of Allen!

The City of Allen is being awarded $5,996 for the purchase of electric- and pedal-powered adult tricycles to allow people with varying le...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Facility Closure Week Announcement

Allen Senior Recreation Center

As part of Allen Parks and Recreation's annually scheduled maintenance, various facilities are closed throughout the year in order to work on equipment, deep clean, touch up paint and complete various projects as needed.

Allen Senior Recreation Center will...

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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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Parks & Recreation

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Posted on: August 12, 2019

School’s Back in Session, So Pay Extra Attention!

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Buses are rolling and kids are filling Allen sidewalks once again. Follow these three safety rules to help protect students.

  1. Know when to stop for a bus. Texas law requires drivers to stop when a school bus is stopped and operating a visual signal. This in...
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Posted on: July 25, 2019

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. 1.

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