Posted on: May 1, 2017

Learn to Skate at Allen Community Ice Rink

Skate Program

Allen Community Ice Rink offers a comprehensive Learn to Skate program for all ages and abilities. 

Group lessons are a fun way to learn skating basics or improve your skills. From tots taking their first steps to adults returning to the ice, Alle...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Happy Fall Fest

2017 ASRC Fall Fest

Celebrate the fall season with a day of fun for the entire family at Happy Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 at Allen Senior Recreation Center. 

Stroll the grounds through a Classic Car Show hosted by the Morning Maniacs Ca...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Center-Link Newsletter for July/August Now Available

July-August CenterLink

The July/August 2017 edition of the Center-Link newsletter, which is Allen Senior Recreation Center’s events guide, is now available. 

The facility’s upcoming diverse programming includes educational opportunities, fun games an...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

2015 ICC Building Code Adoption

City Council approved the adoption of the 2015 ICC Building Codes and 2014 NEC on June 27, 2017.  A 30-day grace period will be granted to adjust plans and prepare for the 2015 Building Code and Local Amendment requirements before you submit for ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Allen Police Invest in Locally-Made Body Cameras

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Allen Police Department’s next big technology upgrade is being created just down the street.

On June 27, city council members approved the purchase of in-car video systems and body cameras from WatchGuard Video, an Allen company located mere bloc...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Carl Clemencich Joins Allen City Council

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Allen’s newest council member took his oath of office on Tuesday, June 27. Carl Clemencich replaces outgoing council member Ross Obermeyer in Place No. 2.

Clemencich was elected to City Council on June 10 following a long history of volunteering ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

See the Public Artwork Planned for Spirit Park

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Bright and whimsical sculptures will help welcome visitors to Allen’s newest community park.

Artists from May + Watkins Design proposed a mixture of decorative and functional artwork for the 75-acre Spirit Park, located on the southwest corner of...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

New Playground Equipment Coming to Green Park

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A uniquely-themed playground will soon replace aging swings and slides at Allen’s Green Park.

The playground, located near the intersection of Alma Drive and Comanche Drive, is due for replacement after 18 years of use. Because the playground is ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

Assistant City Manager Honored with NCTCOG Award

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Shelli Siemer, Assistant City Manager for the City of Allen, was presented with the Linda Keithley Award for Women in Public Service during a North Central Texas Council of Governments luncheon on June 16.

Siemer was nominated by city leaders for exceeding...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

NETSCOUT Announces Move to Allen

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NETSCOUT Systems, a leading technology provider, will relocate its regional research and development office to Allen next summer. 

The company will lease a new, 145,000-square-foot office building at One Bethany at Watters Creek, relocating over 5...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Summer Special: Movie Night at Ford Pool

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Grab your swimsuit and towel and get ready to watch a movie under stars from the pool.

A special movie night is being held at Ford Pool, and "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be shown between 8-11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

Admission is free for 2 y...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Grill Safely this Summer

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Don’t let your backyard barbecue go up in flames. Test your grilling I.Q. with these tips from Allen Fire Department.

  • Place your grill well away from fences, eaves, overhanging branches and the side of your home. The City of Allen prohibits grilling on apa...
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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Don't Trap Kids, Pets inside a Hot Car

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Heatstroke can be deadly to kids and pets - and happens much faster than most people realize. In just ten minutes, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise 20 degrees or more. 

More than half of the hot car-related deaths in the last 20 years were d...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Reminder: Fireworks Prohibited in Allen

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Planning a patriotic celebration this summer? Make sure fireworks aren’t part of the party.

The discharge of fireworks is strictly prohibited within Allen city limits without a special permit, as part of City Ordinance No. 2239-11-03. Please cont...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Movie Night at Ford Pool

Ford Pool Movie

Grab your swimsuit and towel and get ready to watch a movie under stars from the pool.

A special movie night is being held at Ford Pool, and "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be shown between 8-11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

Admission is free for 2 y...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Ford Pool Fees Updated

Play Structure

Admission fees are changing at Allen’s newly-renovated community pool.

Ford Pool will open on Memorial Day weekend following a $3.6 million renovation. The new pool features a 20-foot slide, play structure, bucket tower, zero-depth entry and six ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Allen Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

When it comes to shopping, garage sales often have unbeatable deals!

Come see what hidden gems await at the Allen Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot. Browsing is free!

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

Allen Wins Government Award from Keep Texas Beautiful

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Allen’s Community Services Department is getting statewide recognition for its efforts to make the city more beautiful and environmentally-conscious.

The department won the Government Award at Keep Texas Beautiful’s 50th Annual Conferen...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Library Parking Construction Starts July 5

Library Parking Lot Expansion

Existing parking and traffic flow for the Library are not expected to be immediately impacted.

The current east parking lot will be expanded northward toward St. Mary Drive. Parking capacity will increase by 106 spaces, and direct access to St. Mary will b...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Introducing Libby

Libby reading app

Libby is the new mobile app built by OverDrive.  Libby is designed to make borrowing and enjoying eBooks and audio books from your public library easier than the current OverDrive app.

Libby features:

  • Intuitive navigation
  • a streamlined first-time us...
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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Library Closed

Closed for Independence Day

For your convenience, no materials will be due while the library is closed.  We will reopen Wednesday, July 5 at 10 a.m.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Calling all artists!

Bookmark Contest

The contest runs from June 1 - July 31, 2017 for ages 5 to adult.  Stop by the Library and pick up an entry form at the Children’s, Information, or Reference Desk or print one from our website.  Entries are limited to 1 per person. &...

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Bookmark contest entry form

Posted on: June 28, 2017

Recreation Facility Schedules for July 4

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Allen’s recreation facilities will be closed or have modified hours in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

FACILITY SCHEDULES FOR JULY 4 

Allen Community Ice Rink

Figure Skating Freestyle: 7-11 a.m.

Open Skate (for the public): 1-3 p....

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Allen Community Garage Sale

Joe Farmer Garage Sale

When it comes to shopping, garage sales often have unbeatable deals!

Come see what hidden gems await at the Allen Community Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8 in the Joe Farmer Recreation Center parking lot. Browsing is free!

Become a vendo...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sprayground Open for 2017 Season

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Children can now have a splash outdoors in Allen, as the sprayground at Celebration Park is officially open for the 2017 season.

The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily but closed on Wednesdays for weekly maintenance. 

The sprayground is o...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Recycling Grant Awarded for New Park

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The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department received a $29,385 grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments through funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to begin a recycling program in its newest park located at th...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Allen Named One of Texas' Safest Cities

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Allen is among the 50 Safest Cities in Texas, according to a new report from SafeWise. The home security website used annual FBI Crime Report to create the rankings. Allen was listed as the 16th safest city in Texas, up eight spots from 2016.

Safewise foun...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Rental Opportunities for Birthdays and Tournaments

The Edge Skating

Did you know The Edge Skate Park and Visitor Center offers a variety of rental options for your next birthday party or extreme tournament?

Rental opportunities include The Edge @ Allen Station Park, a picnic area with four wooden tables; The Edge Visitor C...

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