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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: October 12-18

Sixty-seven Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On October 12, the number of active cases in Allen was 79.

New CasesAllen averaged 9.6 new cases per day during the week of October 12-18. A total of 67 new cases were added this week.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: October 12-18

Sixty-seven Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On October 12, the number of active cases in Allen was 79.

New CasesAllen averaged 9.6 new cases per day during the week of October 12-18. A total of 67 new cases were added this week.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Have a spooky, fire-free Halloween

Two jack o lanterns lit up

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Halloween is a fun, spooky time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters with a few easy safety tips.

  • When choosing a costume, stay away from long trailing fabric. If your child is w...
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Fire Department
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Have a spooky, fire-free Halloween

Two jack o lanterns lit up

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Halloween is a fun, spooky time of year for kids. Make trick-or-treating safe for your little monsters with a few easy safety tips.

  • When choosing a costume, stay away from long trailing fabric. If your child is w...
Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Street rehab project coming to Central Business District

road surface with numerous patched potholes

The drive through Allen’s Central Business District will soon be much smoother.

 

On October 13, Allen City Council approved spending $286,227 to rehabilitate six street sections in the historic downtown area, including:

  • Austin Drive (from...
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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Street rehab project coming to Central Business District

road surface with numerous patched potholes

The drive through Allen’s Central Business District will soon be much smoother.

 

On October 13, Allen City Council approved spending $286,227 to rehabilitate six street sections in the historic downtown area, including:

  • Austin Drive (from Boyd Driv...
Read on...

Top Stories
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Street rehab project coming to Central Business District

road surface with numerous patched potholes

The drive through Allen’s Central Business District will soon be much smoother.

 

On October 13, Allen City Council approved spending $286,227 to rehabilitate six street sections in the historic downtown area, including:

  • Austin Drive (from...
Read on...

City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Street rehab project coming to Central Business District

road surface with numerous patched potholes

The drive through Allen’s Central Business District will soon be much smoother.

 

On October 13, Allen City Council approved spending $286,227 to rehabilitate six street sections in the historic downtown area, including:

  • Austin Drive (from Boyd Driv...
Read on...

Top Stories
Posted on: October 15, 2020

New renderings of Terrell Recreation Center revealed

Allen Parks & Recreation is sharing a glimpse inside the future Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center.

Parks & Recreation Director Kate Meacham revealed new interior renderings from BRS Architects during the October 13 City Council Workshop. The art...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

New renderings of Terrell Recreation Center revealed

Allen Parks & Recreation is sharing a glimpse inside the future Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center.

Parks & Recreation Director Kate Meacham revealed new interior renderings from BRS Architects during the October 13 City Council Workshop. The art...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Students: Enter the Recycled Art Contest for grades K-12!

close up of child holding art made from recyclables

Put your creativity to use in Keep Allen Beautiful's annual contest, held virtually for 2020. This year's theme is "My Clean & Green Community!"

To enter, you must be a K-12 student who lives in the City of Allen. The contes...

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Keep Allen Beautiful
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Students: Enter the Recycled Art Contest for grades K-12!

close up of child holding art made from recyclables

Put your creativity to use in Keep Allen Beautiful's annual contest, held virtually for 2020. This year's theme is "My Clean & Green Community!"

To enter, you must be a K-12 student who lives in the City of Allen. The contes...

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Keep Allen Beautiful
Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 utility assistance now available

Two post-it notes. One says COVID-19, the other has a money symbol and arrow pointing down

If you lost income due to COVID-19, you may qualify for assistance to help catch up on missed payments and late fees on your City of Allen utility account.

Find out if you qualify. Community Services
Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 utility assistance now available

Two post-it notes. One says COVID-19, the other has a money symbol and arrow pointing down

If you lost income due to COVID-19, you may qualify for assistance to help catch up on missed payments and late fees on your City of Allen utility account.

Find out if you qualify. Utility Billing
Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 utility assistance now available

Two post-it notes. One says COVID-19, the other has a money symbol and arrow pointing down

If you lost income due to COVID-19, you may qualify for assistance to help catch up on missed payments and late fees on your City of Allen utility account.

Find out if you qualify. Community Services
Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 utility assistance now available

Two post-it notes. One says COVID-19, the other has a money symbol and arrow pointing down

If you lost income due to COVID-19, you may qualify for assistance to help catch up on missed payments and late fees on your City of Allen utility account.

Find out if you qualify. Utility Billing
Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 utility assistance now available to Allen customers

Two post-it notes. One says COVID-19, the other has a money symbol and arrow pointing down

If you lost income due to COVID-19, you may qualify for assistance to help catch up on missed payments and late fees on your City of Allen utility account.

Top Stories
Posted on: October 9, 2020

COVID-19 utility assistance now available to Allen customers

Two post-it notes. One says COVID-19, the other has a money symbol and arrow pointing down

If you lost income due to COVID-19, you may qualify for assistance to help catch up on missed payments and late fees on your City of Allen utility account.

Top Stories
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Scare up some fun with these Allen Halloween activities

Young girl dressed in Halloween costume

From spine-chilling movies to unconventional pumpkin-picking, here are 7 ways to make your Halloween “spook-tacular.”

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Scare up some fun with these Allen Halloween activities

Young girl dressed in Halloween costume

From spine-chilling movies to unconventional pumpkin-picking, here are 7 ways to make your Halloween “spook-tacular.”

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

City of Allen Water Conservation wins WaterSense® Excellence award

glass awards arranged next to plush toy water drop

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized City of Allen Water Conservation with a 2020 WaterSense Excellence Award for promoting WaterSense and water efficiency in 2019.

Winning agencies were honored in a virtual award ceremony on Wedne...

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Top Stories
Posted on: October 7, 2020

City of Allen Water Conservation Wins WaterSense® Excellence Award

glass awards arranged next to plush toy water drop

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized City of Allen Water Conservation with a 2020 WaterSense Excellence Award for promoting WaterSense and water efficiency in 2019.

Winning agencies were honored in a virtual award ceremony on Wedne...

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Water Conservation News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

City of Allen Water Conservation wins WaterSense® Excellence award

glass awards arranged next to plush toy water drop

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized City of Allen Water Conservation with a 2020 WaterSense Excellence Award for promoting WaterSense and water efficiency in 2019.

Winning agencies were honored in a virtual award ceremony on Wedne...

Read on...

Top Stories
Posted on: October 7, 2020

City of Allen Water Conservation Wins WaterSense® Excellence Award

glass awards arranged next to plush toy water drop

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized City of Allen Water Conservation with a 2020 WaterSense Excellence Award for promoting WaterSense and water efficiency in 2019.

Winning agencies were honored in a virtual award ceremony on Wedne...

Read on...

Water Conservation News
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Know the signs and symptoms of respiratory illness

Tissues and a hot drink sitting a table

Source: Texas Poison Center Network

The common cold, Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are all contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caus...

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Fire Department
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Know the signs and symptoms of respiratory illness

Tissues and a hot drink sitting a table

Source: Texas Poison Center Network

The common cold, Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are all contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caus...

Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: October 5-11

Sixty-two Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On October 11, the number of active cases in Allen was 63.

New CasesAllen averaged nine new cases per day during the week of October 5-11. A total of 62 new cases were added this week.

Total ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: October 5-11

Sixty-two Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On October 11, the number of active cases in Allen was 63.

New CasesAllen averaged nine new cases per day during the week of October 5-11. A total of 62 new cases were added this week.

Total ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: September 28-October 4

Fifty-seven Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On October 4, the number of active cases in Allen was 63.

New CasesAllen averaged eight new cases per day during the week of September 28-October 4. A total of 57 new cases were added this...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: September 28-October 4

Fifty-seven Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On October 4, the number of active cases in Allen was 63.

New CasesAllen averaged eight new cases per day during the week of September 28-October 4. A total of 57 new cases were added this...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: September 21-27

Sixty-one Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On September 27, the number of active cases in Allen was 59.

New CasesAllen averaged nine new cases per day during the week of September 21-27. A total of 61 new cases were added this week.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: September 21-27

Sixty-one Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On September 27, the number of active cases in Allen was 59.

New CasesAllen averaged nine new cases per day during the week of September 21-27. A total of 61 new cases were added this week.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Celebrate safely this Halloween

child decorating pumpkin with dad

Though the City of Allen does not designate dates or times for trick-or-treating, we encourage residents to consider these tips for safer celebrations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Many traditional Halloween act...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Celebrate safely this Halloween

child decorating pumpkin with dad

Though the City of Allen does not designate dates or times for trick-or-treating, we encourage residents to consider these tips for safer celebrations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Many traditional Halloween act...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Get trash day reminders with new MyAllen App

CWD recycling truck arrives at blue recycling bin on a pretty residential street

Struggling to remember which week the recycling truck comes? Can’t keep up with changes to the holiday collection schedule? Sign up for trash and recycling reminders through the new MyAllen Mobile App and never miss collection day again!

  1. Go to th...
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Community Services
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Get trash day reminders with new MyAllen App

CWD recycling truck arrives at blue recycling bin on a pretty residential street

Struggling to remember which week the recycling truck comes? Can’t keep up with changes to the holiday collection schedule? Sign up for trash and recycling reminders through the new MyAllen Mobile App and never miss collection day again!

  1. Go to th...
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Community Services
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.

Police Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.

Police Department
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Allen Police introduce first pursuit-rated hybrid patrol car

Allen Police hybrid vehicle

Allen debuted the first of two pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicles this summer. The vehicles are 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utilities (much like the Explorer) and were approved by City Council for purchase this budget year. 

The new vehicles ar...

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Police Department
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Allen Police introduce first pursuit-rated hybrid patrol car

Allen Police hybrid vehicle

Allen debuted the first of two pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicles this summer. The vehicles are 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utilities (much like the Explorer) and were approved by City Council for purchase this budget year. 

The new vehicles ar...

Read on...

Top Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Allen Police introduce first pursuit-rated hybrid patrol car

Allen Police hybrid vehicle

Allen debuted the first of two pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicles this summer. The vehicles are 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utilities (much like the Explorer) and were approved by City Council for purchase this budget year. 

The new vehicles ar...

Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Allen Police introduce first pursuit-rated hybrid patrol car

Allen Police hybrid vehicle

Allen debuted the first of two pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicles this summer. The vehicles are 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utilities (much like the Explorer) and were approved by City Council for purchase this budget year. 

The new vehicles ar...

Read on...

Top Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Fall brings more urban wildlife sightings in Allen

Photo - Coyote

Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife, including ways to protect your ...

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Read more about wildlife in Allen. Top Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Fall brings more urban wildlife sightings in Allen

Photo - Coyote

Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife, including ways to protect your ...

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Read more about wildlife in Allen. Top Stories
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Urban wildlife in Allen

Photo - Coyote

Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife, including ways to protect your ...

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Read more about wildlife in Allen. Police Department
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Urban wildlife in Allen

Photo - Coyote

Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife, including ways to protect your ...

Read on...

Read more about wildlife in Allen. Police Department
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: September 14-20

Fifty-two Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On September 20, the number of active cases in Allen was 49.

New Cases

Allen averaged seven new cases per day during the week of September 14-20. A total of 52 new cases were added this week....

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: September 14-20

Fifty-two Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. On September 20, the number of active cases in Allen was 49.

New Cases

Allen averaged seven new cases per day during the week of September 14-20. A total of 52 new cases were added this week....

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Governor Abbott Modifies Open Texas Checklists

On September 17, Governor Greg Abbott announced modifications to some Open Texas Checklists, impacting occupancy limits and other protocols.

The following may operate up to 75% capacity, effective September 21, 2020:

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Governor Abbott Modifies Open Texas Checklists

On September 17, Governor Greg Abbott announced modifications to some Open Texas Checklists, impacting occupancy limits and other protocols.

The following may operate up to 75% capacity, effective September 21, 2020:

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Water Rates Will Not Increase, Wastewater Rate Change Takes Effect Nov. 1

water flows out of garden hose

The City of Allen will not increase water rates to City customers in the coming year. Wastewater rates will increase by 5 percent, or approximately $2.82 per month for residential accounts*. These rates will be effective Nov. 1.

Why are water rates remaini...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Water Rates Will Not Increase, Wastewater Rate Change Takes Effect Nov. 1

water flows out of garden hose

The City of Allen will not increase water rates to City customers in the coming year. Wastewater rates will increase by 5 percent, or approximately $2.82 per month for residential accounts*. These rates will be effective Nov. 1.

Why are water rates remaini...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

"Past due" notices temporarily suspended

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the City of Allen has temporarily stopped mailing customers “past due” notices for their City utilities including water, sewer and trash collection services. These notices are usually sent to cust...

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Utility Billing
Posted on: September 16, 2020

"Past due" notices temporarily suspended

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the City of Allen has temporarily stopped mailing customers “past due” notices for their City utilities including water, sewer and trash collection services. These notices are usually sent to cust...

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Utility Billing
Posted on: September 16, 2020

New utility billing system released in January 2020

City of Allen utility customers who want to view or pay bills online, pay automatically with a credit card or enroll in paperless billing must create a username and password in the new system.

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Utility Billing
Posted on: September 16, 2020

New utility billing system released in January 2020

City of Allen utility customers who want to view or pay bills online, pay automatically with a credit card or enroll in paperless billing must create a username and password in the new system.

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Utility Billing
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Senior discount available for residential trash service

The City of Allen offers a 20% discount for residential trash services for customers who are 65 years of age or older. Learn more. 

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Utility Billing
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Senior discount available for residential trash service

The City of Allen offers a 20% discount for residential trash services for customers who are 65 years of age or older. Learn more. 

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Utility Billing
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Snapshot: September 7-13

Thirty Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week, bringing the number of active cases in Allen to 38.

New Cases

Allen averaged four new cases per day during the week of September 7-13. A total of thirty new cases were added this week.

Total Conf...

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Allen COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Allen COVID-19 Snapshot: September 7-13

Thirty Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week, bringing the number of active cases in Allen to 38.

New Cases

Allen averaged four new cases per day during the week of September 7-13. A total of thirty new cases were added this week.

Total Conf...

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Allen COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Protect Your Health: Get Your Flu Shot

doctor giving young girl a flu shot

As COVID-19 continues spreading, health officials urge you to get vaccinated against another common virus: the flu. Because of their similar symptoms, it may be hard to distinguish between the flu and COVID-19 without getting a test. This could force you ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Protect Your Health: Get Your Flu Shot

doctor giving young girl a flu shot

As COVID-19 continues spreading, health officials urge you to get vaccinated against another common virus: the flu. Because of their similar symptoms, it may be hard to distinguish between the flu and COVID-19 without getting a test. This could force you ...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Should I get a flu shot?

doctor giving young girl a flu shot

As COVID-19 continues spreading, health officials urge you to get vaccinated against another common virus: the flu. Because of their similar symptoms, it may be hard to distinguish between the flu and COVID-19 without getting a test. This could force you ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Should I get a flu shot?

doctor giving young girl a flu shot

As COVID-19 continues spreading, health officials urge you to get vaccinated against another common virus: the flu. Because of their similar symptoms, it may be hard to distinguish between the flu and COVID-19 without getting a test. This could force you ...

Read on...

Fire Department
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Save on Smart Gardening Supplies

Picture of mulch

Get a head start on your gardening efforts with 25% discounts on bagged and bulk products from Texas Pure Products.

Available products include several varieties of compost, planting mix, mulch and more.

This discount is available September 14-30 and only ap...

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Water Conservation News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Save on Smart Gardening Supplies

Picture of mulch

Get a head start on your gardening efforts with 25% discounts on bagged and bulk products from Texas Pure Products.

Available products include several varieties of compost, planting mix, mulch and more.

This discount is available September 14-30 and only ap...

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Water Conservation News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Ready. Set. TO GO!

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Allen Parks and Recreation special events division is bringing creative events for you to experience at home, outside and online. Thanks to our partner CoServ, we will be hosting FOUR special events: 

Ready. Set. Camp-In (September 19)

Families wil...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Ready. Set. TO GO!

Read Set To Go Newsflash Header-01

Allen Parks and Recreation special events division is bringing creative events for you to experience at home, outside and online. Thanks to our partner CoServ, we will be hosting FOUR special events: 

Ready. Set. Camp-In (September 19)

Families wil...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Improved MyAllen app and request center now available

MyAllen Mobile App logo and screenshot

MyAllen app logoSpot a water leak or pothole? Can’t remember your recycling day? Use the MyAllen app and citizen request center to receive reminders, submit service requests and get updates when the problem is solved.

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Improved MyAllen app and request center now available

MyAllen Mobile App logo and screenshot

MyAllen app logoSpot a water leak or pothole? Can’t remember your recycling day? Use the MyAllen app and citizen request center to receive reminders, submit service requests and get updates when the problem is solved.

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Change in polling location for November 3 election

brick event center with glass rotunda on a sunny, blue sky day

One of the most popular polling locations in Collin County is moving to a new Allen location to accommodate large voter turnout and improve social distancing. Voters can visit Allen Event Center for early voting (October 13-30) or on Election Day (Novembe...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Change in polling location for November 3 election

brick event center with glass rotunda on a sunny, blue sky day

One of the most popular polling locations in Collin County is moving to a new Allen location to accommodate large voter turnout and improve social distancing. Voters can visit Allen Event Center for early voting (October 13-30) or on Election Day (Novembe...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

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Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

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Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Ford Pool
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Ford Pool
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
Posted on: August 4, 2020

What's New at Allen Public Library

Photo: The front entrance of Allen Public Library.

Allen Public Library has a few new services for patrons: Ask APL, Book Bundles, and a youth version of our Next Reads service.

Ask APL

Would you like personalized assistance and resources from library staff from the comfort of your home?  Try Ask A...

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Library News
Posted on: August 4, 2020

What's New at Allen Public Library

Photo: The front entrance of Allen Public Library.

Allen Public Library has a few new services for patrons: Ask APL, Book Bundles, and a youth version of our Next Reads service.

Ask APL

Would you like personalized assistance and resources from library staff from the comfort of your home?  Try Ask A...

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Library News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Internal Audit of Residential Water Use, Billing Practices Completed

water flows out of garden hose

An internal audit of the City’s meter reading, utility billing and meter testing practices found no instances of overbilling and no discrepancies in bills recalculated in the review. The audit did reveal a need for policy improvements and update...

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Learn more about summer water use in Allen. City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Internal Audit of Residential Water Use, Billing Practices Completed

water flows out of garden hose

An internal audit of the City’s meter reading, utility billing and meter testing practices found no instances of overbilling and no discrepancies in bills recalculated in the review. The audit did reveal a need for policy improvements and update...

Read on...

Learn more about summer water use in Allen. City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Who Knew? Questions and Answers on Water Use

Image: Healthy grass with a water droplet and text - reduce your water use

The Public and Media Relations staff have been posting and sharing landscaping and watering tips for months to benefit both your lawn and water bill this summer. We are sharing information from our own Water Conservation pages and Sustainable Landscape Se...

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Water Conservation News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Who Knew? Questions and Answers on Water Use

Image: Healthy grass with a water droplet and text - reduce your water use

The Public and Media Relations staff have been posting and sharing landscaping and watering tips for months to benefit both your lawn and water bill this summer. We are sharing information from our own Water Conservation pages and Sustainable Landscape Se...

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Water Conservation News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Using Sprinklers Too Often Wastes More than Just Water

Photo - Sprinkler

Take control of your water use by learning how to set and check your sprinkler controller. 

Look for signs of unexpected sprinkler settings

In many cases of high water use, improper controller programming—including unexpected second or th...

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Learn more at CityofAllen.org/WaystoSave. Water Conservation News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Using Sprinklers Too Often Wastes More than Just Water

Photo - Sprinkler

Take control of your water use by learning how to set and check your sprinkler controller. 

Look for signs of unexpected sprinkler settings

In many cases of high water use, improper controller programming—including unexpected second or th...

Read on...

Learn more at CityofAllen.org/WaystoSave. Water Conservation News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Allen Fire Department Provides COVID-19 Help Line

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If you live or work in Allen and have questions about COVID-19 response or preparedness, call the Allen Fire Department Help Line at 214.509.4333.

This Help Line is designed for Allen residents and businesses with questions about new restrictions, protecti...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Allen Fire Department provides COVID-19 Help Line

close up of woman dialing a cell phone

If you live or work in Allen and have questions about COVID-19 response or preparedness, call the Allen Fire Department Help Line at 214.509.4333.

This Help Line is designed for Allen residents and businesses with questions about new restrictions, protecti...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Fire Department
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Allen Fire Department Provides COVID-19 Help Line

close up of woman dialing a cell phone

If you live or work in Allen and have questions about COVID-19 response or preparedness, call the Allen Fire Department Help Line at 214.509.4333.

This Help Line is designed for Allen residents and businesses with questions about new restrictions, protecti...

Learn More...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Allen Fire Department provides COVID-19 Help Line

close up of woman dialing a cell phone

If you live or work in Allen and have questions about COVID-19 response or preparedness, call the Allen Fire Department Help Line at 214.509.4333.

This Help Line is designed for Allen residents and businesses with questions about new restrictions, protecti...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Fire Department
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Operational Changes for Allen Public Library

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Allen Public Library is open to the public with adjusted hours and limited occupancy.

Hours of operation

Allen Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during this initial phase of operations. The facility will be closed to t...

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Library News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Operational Changes for Allen Public Library

Family walking out of Allen Public Library

Allen Public Library is open to the public with adjusted hours and limited occupancy.

Hours of operation

Allen Public Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday during this initial phase of operations. The facility will be closed to t...

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Library News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

"Past Due" Utility Notices Suspended

Couple looking at computer and holding a credit card

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the City of Allen has temporarily stopped mailing customers “past due” notices for their City utilities including water, sewer and trash collection services. These notices are sent to customers wh...

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Community Services
Posted on: June 1, 2020

"Past Due" Utility Notices Suspended

Couple looking at computer and holding a credit card

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the City of Allen has temporarily stopped mailing customers “past due” notices for their City utilities including water, sewer and trash collection services. These notices are sent to customers wh...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

"Past Due" Utility Notices Suspended

Couple looking at computer and holding a credit card

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the City of Allen has temporarily stopped mailing customers “past due” notices for their City utilities including water, sewer and trash collection services. These notices are sent to customers wh...

Read on...

Community Services
Posted on: June 1, 2020

"Past Due" Utility Notices Suspended

Couple looking at computer and holding a credit card

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the City of Allen has temporarily stopped mailing customers “past due” notices for their City utilities including water, sewer and trash collection services. These notices are sent to customers wh...

Read on...

COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Online Application for Housing & Living Assistance Available for Allen, Collin County Residents

Collin Cares Economic Recovery and Assistance Program logo

UPDATE 9/29: Housing and living assistance grants have been expanded to help more Collin County residents impacted by COVID-19. The program has been extended to provide up to six months of assistance to impacted families. Income reduction qualifi...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Online Application for Housing & Living Assistance Available for Allen, Collin County Residents

Collin Cares Economic Recovery and Assistance Program logo

UPDATE 9/29: Housing and living assistance grants have been expanded to help more Collin County residents impacted by COVID-19. The program has been extended to provide up to six months of assistance to impacted families. Income reduction qualifi...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

ACIR Now Open with Operational Adjustments

Three young children attending an ice hockey class with two adult instructors

Allen Community Ice Rink (ACIR) is open with operational adjustments for added safety. You can read our new procedures below.

In accordance with a statewide executive order, City of Allen facilities require use of face coverings in public spaces.

Cleaning a...

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Go to the Allen Community Ice Rink page. Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: May 29, 2020

ACIR Now Open with Operational Adjustments

Three young children attending an ice hockey class with two adult instructors

Allen Community Ice Rink (ACIR) is open with operational adjustments for added safety. You can read our new procedures below.

In accordance with a statewide executive order, City of Allen facilities require use of face coverings in public spaces.

Cleaning a...

Read on...

Go to the Allen Community Ice Rink page. Allen Community Ice Rink
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Who Controls Your Sprinkler System: You or Mother Nature?

Person adjusts a home sprinkler controller

Weather changes have a great impact on Allen’s water use, especially for homeowners with SMART sprinkler controllers. Here’s how average temperatures, average rainfall and the speed at which water evaporates due to other factors (such ...

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Find more ways to control summer water use. Water Conservation News
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Who Controls Your Sprinkler System: You or Mother Nature?

Person adjusts a home sprinkler controller

Weather changes have a great impact on Allen’s water use, especially for homeowners with SMART sprinkler controllers. Here’s how average temperatures, average rainfall and the speed at which water evaporates due to other factors (such ...

Read on...

Find more ways to control summer water use. Water Conservation News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Testing for Qualifying Individuals

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COVID-19 testing now is available for qualifying individuals at these local facilities. All facilities have their own criteria to meet before testing.Remember to check first with your primary care physician. Contact each facility prior to arriving to make...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Testing for Qualifying Individuals

Photo - female scientist using dropper in a labratory

COVID-19 testing now is available for qualifying individuals at these local facilities. All facilities have their own criteria to meet before testing.Remember to check first with your primary care physician. Contact each facility prior to arriving to make...

Learn More...

COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Daytime Watering Restrictions in Effect Through Oct. 31

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From April 1 to October 31, sprinkler use is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This helps reduce water lost to evaporation.

Sprinklers/irrigation systems may be used up to twice per week on assigned watering days, as needed. This includes sprinklers a...

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Find more conservation tips in our newsletter. Water Conservation News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Daytime Watering Restrictions in Effect Through Oct. 31

Photo - Sprinkler

From April 1 to October 31, sprinkler use is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. This helps reduce water lost to evaporation.

Sprinklers/irrigation systems may be used up to twice per week on assigned watering days, as needed. This includes sprinklers a...

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Find more conservation tips in our newsletter. Water Conservation News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Appalachian Trail: Challenge of the Year

Appalachian mountains on a clear blue day

The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. And, since the facility is closed temporarily, we are moving this challenge to where you are - home!

All you have to do to joi...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Appalachian Trail: Challenge of the Year

Appalachian mountains on a clear blue day

The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. And, since the facility is closed temporarily, we are moving this challenge to where you are - home!

All you have to do to joi...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

The Final Climb: 2020 Challenge of the Year

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The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. We're excited to share a glimpse of the t-shirt artwork and want to invite you to join us for the last "climb&q...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: March 30, 2020

The Final Climb: 2020 Challenge of the Year

DRN 2020 Challenge of The Year Newsflash 648x360-01

The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. We're excited to share a glimpse of the t-shirt artwork and want to invite you to join us for the last "climb" - the final tw...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

The Final Climb: 2020 Challenge of the Year

DRN 2020 Challenge of The Year Newsflash 648x360-01

The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. We're excited to share a glimpse of the t-shirt artwork and want to invite you to join us for the last "climb&q...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium
Posted on: March 30, 2020

The Final Climb: 2020 Challenge of the Year

DRN 2020 Challenge of The Year Newsflash 648x360-01

The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. We're excited to share a glimpse of the t-shirt artwork and want to invite you to join us for the last "climb" - the final tw...

Read on...

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 lim...

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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 lim...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation News

News Flash

Posted on: May 29, 2020

ACIR Now Open with Operational Adjustments

Three young children attending an ice hockey class with two adult instructors

Allen Community Ice Rink (ACIR) is open with operational adjustments for added safety. You can read our new procedures below.

In accordance with a statewide executive order, City of Allen facilities require use of face coverings in public spaces.

Cleaning a...

Read on...

Go to the Allen Community Ice Rink page. Allen Community Ice Rink

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 30, 2020

The Final Climb: 2020 Challenge of the Year

DRN 2020 Challenge of The Year Newsflash 648x360-01

The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. We're excited to share a glimpse of the t-shirt artwork and want to invite you to join us for the last "climb&q...

Read on...

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

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Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. Joe Farmer Recreation Center

News Flash

Posted on: September 2, 2020

Ready. Set. TO GO!

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Allen Parks and Recreation special events division is bringing creative events for you to experience at home, outside and online. Thanks to our partner CoServ, we will be hosting FOUR special events: 

Ready. Set. Camp-In (September 19)

Families wil...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Fall into the Latest LIFE in Allen Activity Guide

Cover of Life in Allen Fall 2020 Activity Guide

Fall activities in the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide are OPEN for registration! Start your search in ActiveNet to see every activity we’re offering this fall.

Adjustments and Cancellations due to COVID-19

As the fall session begins, health a...

Read on...

Read more on Allen Parks and Recreation. 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 lim...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Appalachian Trail: Challenge of the Year

Appalachian mountains on a clear blue day

The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. And, since the facility is closed temporarily, we are moving this challenge to where you are - home!

All you have to do to joi...

Read on...

Parks & Recreation News

News Flash