News Flash

Posted on: May 10, 2021

Allen COVID-19 Weekly Snapshot: May 3-9

31 Allen residents tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Allen averaged 4 new cases per day during the week of May 3-9.

Total Confirmed Cases6,771 Allen residents have experienced a confirmed case of COVID-19 as of May 9. There have been 74,680 confirmed...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Heritage Park Renovation

The landscape architecture team at Studio 13 Design Group was hired to design renovation efforts at Heritage Park. Many of the park’s existing features such as the landscaping and playground location remain. New elements include enhanced landscaping, pavi...

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Parks and Trails Projects
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Library Closed for Memorial Day

Closed for Memorial Day

The library will be closed Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.  Curbside pickup will also be unavailable on this day.  For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is closed. We will reopen Tuesday, June 1 a...

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Library News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Reception on May 11 will honor new, departing council members

council chambers as seen through glass doors

Allen City Council will welcome its newest member on Tuesday, May 11 as Daren Meis replaces outgoing councilmember Kurt Kizer in Place No. 1. 

Citizens are invited to a public reception before Tuesday’s meeting to welcome Meis and honor ...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Shade Structures at City Parks

During 2020-2021, four new shade structures were installed over Allen playgrounds. Plan a play date and beat the heat under the new shade at Bethany Lakes Park (pictured), Greenville Heights Park (pictured), Hillside Park and Twin Creeks Park.

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Parks and Trails Projects
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Trail Wayfinding Placards

Members of Allen Parks and Recreation Department and Allen Parks Foundation hold new wayfinding plac

For four years, Allen Parks Foundation worked in conjunction with Allen Parks and Recreation to develop a master plan for a trail marking system. On Feb. 3, 2021, the Foundation celebrated a milestone on the project by revealing new trail sign placards! T...

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Parks and Trails Projects
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Fri-YAY events at Ford Pool - all summer!

Young boy sliding down a water slide at Ford Pool

Ford Pool opens Saturday, May 29 at 1 p.m. for the Summer Season. During 10 new Fri-YAY theme nights, earn rewards for spending your Friday nights having fun at Ford!
Every five Fri-YAYs you attend will earn you five swim admissions to Don Rodenbaugh Natat...
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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Fri-YAY events at Ford Pool - all summer!

Young boy sliding down a water slide at Ford Pool

Ford Pool opens Saturday, May 29 at 1 p.m. for the Summer Season. Earn rewards for spending your Friday nights having fun at Ford during 10 new Fri-YAY theme nights!
Every five Fri-YAYs you attend will earn you five swim admissions to Don Rodenbaugh Natato...
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Top Stories
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Dealing with storm debris?

Tree branches on ground

Strong winds can knock down tree limbs, fence panels and trash bins. If you're dealing with the aftermath of a Texas-sized storm, here’s what you need to know to clean up.

Trash and recycling bins

Bins can be blown over or pushed away from collection points...

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Community Services
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Summer Reading Club 2021

Summer Reading Club 2021 Tails & Tales

It's that time again!  Summer Reading Club begins Monday, May 24 through READsquared!  Earn points by logging your minutes read or book titles read.  Please visit www.AllenLibrary.org/SummerReading for specific reading ...

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Library News
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Take the 2021 City of Allen Engagement and Communication Survey

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Your responses on this 8-minute survey will continue to guide our ongoing communication and engagement activities. 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 de...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: May 1, 2021

What's cookin' at the library? ...NewsStand

Cooking magazines on a cutting board.

Discover thousands of digital magazines on cooking, travel, sports, finance, computers and many other special interests in more than 60 languages.  CloudLibrary NewsStand also features newspapers and many popular children's magazines.&am...

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Get started with cloudLibrary NewsStand. Library News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Help guide priorities for Allen’s Downtown District

downtown Allen streetscape with brick building and trees

Allen residents are invited to apply for a new Citizen Steering Committee which will help formulate plans for the City’s Downtown District.

This committee will be a significant driver of the process of updating the plan for the Allen Downtown are...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

City of Allen welcomes new Chief Financial Officer on May 3

headshot of Peter Phillis, City of Allen CFO

The City of Allen has hired Peter Phillis, an accomplished financial manager with more than 28 years of experience, to lead the City’s finance department. Phillis has extensive experience in local government, including a long tenure in the City ...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 28, 2021

Apply for a job at Allen Parks and Recreation

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Looking for a seasonal, part-time or full-time job? Allen Parks and Recreation is hiring across the board—from full-time crew leaders to seasonal lifeguards.

Check out the open positions below, or browse all open jobs at Allen Parks and Recreation.

Seasonal...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

COVID-19 relief funds available through City of Allen

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As our community works to recover from an unpredictable year, we seek to share opportunities for assistance and to streamline the application process as much as possible.

City of Allen’s Community Enhancement Department received several COVID-19 Relief Gra...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

COVID-19 relief funds available through City of Allen

Hands sorting through bills with calculator nearby

As our community works to recover from an unpredictable year, we seek to share opportunities for assistance and to streamline the application process as much as possible.

City of Allen’s Community Enhancement Department received several COVID-19 Relief Gra...

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Top Stories
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Architect selected for Allen Public Library expansion

exterior of Allen Public Library

The design process will soon begin for Allen Public Library’s much-anticipated expansion.

Allen City Council approved an architectural contract with Hidell and Associates Architects, Inc. at the April 13 council meeting. The firm has designed numerous libr...

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Follow the progress. Library News
Posted on: April 7, 2021

JaRyCo begins construction on "The Farm in Allen" mixed-use project

Source: JaRyCo Development

Allen-based developer JaRyCo has started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive in Allen, Texas. Work will begin with the development&rsqu...

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Economic Development
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Migratory bird nesting mitigation efforts

Allen Parks and Recreation has begun preventive measures, including surveillance of dense tree canopies and periodic noisemaking deterrents, to discourage migratory bird settlement at Celebration Park and Stacy Ridge Park.

If cattle egrets or night herons ...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Lifeguards needed!

Female lifeguard standing near an outdoor swimming pool

Fast track your summer job!

The City of Allen is hiring 30-35 lifeguards to provide a save and fun environment for summer programing at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Ford Pool. These seasonal jobs are perfect for high school or college students in search o...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 19, 2021

STRAY ANIMAL INTAKE LIST

Animal Services staff during Clear the Shelters 2020

Call us at 214.509.4378 for more information on a specific animal. Proof of ownership is required before an animal is released to a claimant.

We understand our breed descriptions will not always match the breed description from a pet owner. If you do not s...

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Animal Services - STRAY ANIMAL INTAKE LIST
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Adult Leagues: Ice for all experience levels

adults playing hockey in full gear

Looking for a beginner or competitive league in Allen? No matter your skating level, we've got an option for you at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Our goal is to develop your hockey game with a rounded approach that includes skate skill building, stick-time practice, and participation with a team in one of our leagues. Learn more about league options below.

Thank you League Partners!

Allen Community I...

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Adult Hockey Programs
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Youth Leagues: Get on the Ice!

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Playing in leagues not only improves skating and teaches team skills, it can build a life-long love of the game. No matter the skating level, we've got an options at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Youth Leagues: Get on the Ice!

Allen Community Ice Rink hosts hockey leagues for children ages 4 through 12.

Our goal is to develop your hockey game with a rounded approach that includes skate skill building, stick-time practice, and participation with a te...

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Youth Hockey Programs
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Challenge of the Year

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Establish consistency and a healthy routine during Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2021 Challenge of the Year! 

To participate in the Check In Challenge, complete at least 30 minutes of exercise three times a week for 40 weeks. Work outs can be comple...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Register for aerobics classes at the Natatorium

Register Online

Fitness fans of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium—mark your calendars! Opening dates for aerobics class registration through June 2021 are listed below, including a link to the full list of Natatorium fitness classes in ActiveNet.

Registration opens abou...

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Parks & Recreation News
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

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 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: 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 have questions about COVID-19 response or preparedness, or have questions about an upcoming vaccine appointment, call the Allen Fire Department Help Line at 214.509.4333 or email the helpline with your question.

This Help Line is designed for Allen ...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Fire Department
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 facilities are open with practices in place to help keep visitors safe and healthy.

Additional Info... Parks & Recreation News