News Flash

Posted on: November 23, 2021

12 Days of Holiday Food Safety

Beautifully plated food arranged on a holiday table

Source: Texas Health and Human Services

'Tis the season for home cooked meals enjoyed in the company of family and friends. Yet, even exceptional holiday feasts are vulnerable to foodborne germs if safety guidelines are not followed. A cooked dish not heat...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Winter Reading Club

Winter Reading Club Tales and Tails

Winter Reading Club begins Monday, December 13 through READsquared!  Don't have an account?  Register online or on the READsquared app, available on App store and Google Play.

How to Participate

  1. Sign up for READsquared or log in t...
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Library News
Posted on: November 22, 2021

2021 Holiday trash and recycling collection

CWD truck lifting and emptying a trash cart in an Allen neighborhood

If you're planning ahead for holiday trash collection, you're in the right place! Allen’s trash and recycling collection is facilitated by Community Waste Disposal (CWD). Holiday collection adjustments follow the CWD holiday ca...

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Community Services
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Holiday trash and recycling collection

Trash and recycling collection will adjust for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 25. Thursday collection slides to Friday, and Friday collection slides to Saturday.

City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Goodnight, Firefighters! Join a live read-aloud featuring Allen Fire staff throughout December

Goodnight Firefighters Virtual Read-Aloud logo

If your child loves firefighters and books, you’re in for a treat! Members of Allen Fire Department will host a free Virtual Read-Aloud at 6 p.m. each Thursday in December featuring firefighter and safety themed books. Suggested for elementary a...

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Fire Department
Posted on: November 17, 2021

There's No Place Like Allen for the holidays!

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String the lights and pass the hot cocoa—it’s holiday season in Allen! Hayrides, face painting and family memories await during these special events through December.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag your magical holiday moment...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Allen named 2021 Digital Cities Survey winner for innovative use of technology and engagement

Digital Cities 2021 Survey Winner badge

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Allen a winner of the 2021 Digital Cities Survey. The Survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services and strengthen cybersecurity.

Allen ranked seventh in the 75,000-124...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Thanksgiving holiday closures: Nov. 25-26

Woman cheerfully tossing fall leaves into the air

City of Allen offices and facilities are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26. Trash and recycling collection will slide one day: Thursday collection slides to Friday, and Friday collection slides to Saturday. Find ...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Thanksgiving holiday closures: Nov. 25-26

Woman cheerfully tossing fall leaves into the air

Allen Parks and Recreation facilities are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, 26, with exception to Allen Community Ice Rink and The Edge Skate Park. See facility hours below.

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: November 13, 2021

Library and Road Closures December 4 & 5

An ornament on a Christmas tree with lights in the background.

The Library will close early at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 4 for Allen Parks and Recreation's Holly Jolly Celebration.

Also, the City of Allen will close all streets around the Library from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 5 for the Allen Rotary Christmas P...

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Library News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Downtown Steering Committee reveals plans for feedback opportunities, community planning

Historic preserved home located in Downtown Allen

NOV. 12, 2021 - Allen’s Downtown Steering Committee, led by resident volunteers, gave its first-year update during the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. The group was formed in summer 2021 and recently completed Phase 1 of its work to develop a new v...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: November 11, 2021

“Better together”: Ad hoc committee presents findings, recommendations for full community engagement

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NOV. 11, 2021 - A committee formed by Allen City Council has identified key ways to make Allen more welcoming and engaging to people of all backgrounds.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Ad Hoc Committee presented their final report to Allen C...

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Strategic Plan | Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Community
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Holiday kitchen safety: Food and fun, not fire and injuries

Family cooking together in kitchen

Source: National Fire Protection Association

The kitchen is the heart of the home during the holidays. Safety in the kitchen is important, especially at Thanksgivingtime when there's lots of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your...

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Fire Department
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Fire prevention and safety with Allen Fire Department

Fire prevention for the holidays! Learn about basic fire prevention and more in these new safety videos featuring Allen firefighters.

Fire Department
Posted on: November 5, 2021

Grease roundup: Keep grease away from drains this holiday

Photo of significant grease buildup inside a City sewer pipe

Instead of washing your grease down the drain, participate in the Holiday Grease Roundup and recycle it for free!

The City of Allen encourages you to properly recycle grease/cooking oil and divert as much grease as possible from our pipes this season. Held...

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Community Services
Posted on: November 5, 2021

The North Pole comes to Collin County

Stuffed bear sitting in front of a holiday tree

Spread holiday cheer this season with ACO’s North Pole Toy Drive!

Through Dec. 3, All Community Outreach (ACO) is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for Collin County children ages 0-16. When the collection period ends, ACO will distribute ...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Dog park project funding approved by CDC

french bulldog sitting in grass with unrecognizable owner

Plans for a new dog park at Jupiter Park will move forward following funding approval from the Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC).

The initial design phase has been completed and a public hearing is scheduled for the November 15 Allen CDC meetin...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Roof replacement, pool maintenance to impact operations at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Temporary closures are required while Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium receives a new roof and other maintenance, including repairs in the aquatics area and deep cleaning of pools.

Construction is scheduled from November 8 to December 20. A detailed closure sched...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Allen Public Library Offers Bluebird Language Learning App

Bluebird: Language learning with audio lessons.

The Allen Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Bluebird language-learning app for free to all library patrons with a valid Allen Public Library card.  With 164 of the world's most popular languages, plus ESL courses taught...

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Library News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Allen Fire crews bring the heat during monthlong flashover training

Firefighter wearing bunker gear observes smoke as it leaves the flashover chamber

Bring the heat! Allen firefighters and Battalion Chiefs completed flashover training throughout October. This is the first departmentwide flashover simulation for Allen Fire Department (AFD).

“Flashover training is an opportunity for firefighters to see th...

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Fire Department
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Miracle in the median: Citizens honored for pulling father, infant and child from burning car

Five men who saved the lives of an Allen family were reunited Tuesday night in front of Allen City Council.

(L-R): Mayor Ken Fulk, John Martinez, Joel Martinez, Allen Police Officer Kye Kuopus, Allen Police Officer Stephen Griffith and Princeton Police Off...

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

No Crackers For Quackers - Help keep waterfowl healthy

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Wild ducks and geese are beloved parts of our Allen parks, but they prefer to be admired from afar. In fact, sharing crackers, bread, chips and other human snacks can cause ducks and geese to develop serious health problems! Human food also disrupts their...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Contract finalized with landscape architect

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The City has finalized a contract with a landscape architect to design the space at Roaring Springs Drive and Main Street. The artist will provide several renderings to be reviewed by the Fountain Park Resident Committee for further comments and design ap...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Fountain Park
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Neighborhood Workday set for Saturday, Nov. 6

Photo of a brick entryway in Cottonwood Bend neighborhood

The City held a Resident and Workday Committee joint meeting on Thursday, Sept. 30, to discuss your Neighborhood Workday. Based on feedback from the meeting, we selected Saturday, Nov. 6, as the event date. In case of a rainout, the alternative date is Sa...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Cottonwood Bend
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Tips and etiquette for Allen trails

Using the extensive and beautiful trail system is one of many prides of Allen residents. As you go out and enjoy these winding wonders, keep in mind these following tips or download our Share the Trail Infographic.

Share the Trail Infographic - Click to ex...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Tag your photos, share the love! Introducing #NoPlaceLikeAllen

Whether you’re born-and-raised here or just getting settled in, there’s no denying it: There’s simply no place like Allen!

We’re inviting you to share your favorite spots, good eats and Allen memories with your neigh...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: August 24, 2021

Q: Which Allen Downtown restaurant location previously operated as a bed and breakfast?

Pixelated photo of a restaurant in Downtown Allen

Bonus: Can you correctly name the number of hotels Allen has now?

Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant now serves up Lebanese cuisine at this Queen Anne house, which was previously a B&B. Longtime residents may recall a time when it was the *only* option for out-of-town guests! Today, Allen is home to 10 hote...

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Q: Where was Allen Public Library originally located?

exterior of Allen Public Library

Bonus points if you know the year it opened!

Allen Public Library was originally located on the second floor of the Woodman of the World building, 111-113 W. Main St. With the help of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha service organization, the library opened in 1967. Today you can visit Allen Public Library a...

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: August 16, 2021

July 1 neighborhood meeting

Cottonwood Bend neighborhood meeting

The City hosted a successful neighborhood meeting with Cottonwood Bend on July 1, with over 60 residents in attendance. At the meeting, City staff discussed the Neighborhood Pilot Project and expected outcomes from this initiative. Additionally, residents...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Cottonwood Bend
Posted on: August 16, 2021

July 22 neighborhood meeting

Fountain Park residents sitting in an auditorium as City staff gives a presentation onstage

The City hosted a successful neighborhood meeting with Fountain Park on July 22, with over 50 residents in attendance. At the meeting, City staff discussed the Neighborhood Pilot Project and expected outcomes from this initiative. Additionally, residents ...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Fountain Park
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Project scope drafted

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Proposed Project Scope

The proposed project scope includes two entryway features. The project are is located on Hightrail Drive and Jupiter Road. All proposed project scope items have been finalized by Resident Committee and City staff. Read about the proj...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Cottonwood Bend
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Proposed project scope

Hands-only photo of people working together around blueprint papers and a calculator

Proposed Project Scope

The proposed project scope includes an entryway feature at Roaring Springs Drive and Main Street. The area consists of signage, landscape and hardscape opportunities. All proposed project scope items are pending until approved by Res...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Fountain Park
Posted on: August 16, 2021

We're receiving quotes for enhancements!

City of Allen logo

City of Allen is in the process of receiving quotes from vendors to provide a confirmed project scope for review by the resident committee. If you signed up to be part of the resident committee, be on the lookout for a message from the City inviting you t...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Cottonwood Bend
Posted on: August 16, 2021

We're receiving quotes for enhancements!

City of Allen logo

City of Allen is in the process of receiving quotes from vendors to provide a confirmed project scope for review by the resident committee. If you signed up to be part of the resident committee, be on the lookout for a message from the City inviting you t...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Fountain Park
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Q: Who is the only United States President to visit Allen while in office?

Black-and-white photo of crowd gathered around an arriving train

This sitting president visited Allen in 1905.

President Theodore Roosevelt visited Allen, Texas, in 1905. To date, he's the only US President to visit Allen while in office.

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Poison control resources from NCPC

One poison exposure is reported to U.S. poison control every 15 seconds. While children age 6 and younger make up a majority of cases, poisoning affects all ages. Do your part to reduce unnecessary ER visits by staying prepared.

Fire Department
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Q: Can you name three uses of the blue house located downtown during the last 20 years?

Exterior photo of landmark blue house in Downtown Allen

This blue house at 102 S. Allen Drive has served many uses.

The house currently serves as an office for the Allen Arts Alliance. Previously it served as the Allen Senior Center and Allen Public Library.

Allen Senior Recreation Center and Allen Public Library now have facilities located in the downtown area (or the ...

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: July 30, 2021

How can I request a copy of my CDC vaccination card?

man sitting in vehicle receiving COVID-19 vaccine from an Allen firefighter

Allen Fire Department no longer maintains duplicate records of the CDC card given during vaccinations. If you need a copy of your vaccination record, you may request the information directly from Texas Health and Human Services.

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: July 30, 2021

How can I request a copy of my CDC vaccination card?

Allen Fire Department no longer maintains duplicate records of the CDC card given during vaccinations. If you need a copy of your vaccination record, you may request the information directly from Texas Health and Human Services.

Fire Department
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Q: What restaurant operated in this building before it was Allen Café?

Exterior photo of Allen Cafe window that reads Breakfast and Lunch Served All Summer Long

The previous restaurant was a popular stop following local high school football games.

Before it was Allen Café, this building housed a Dairy Queen. The venue was popular after the Allen Eagles football games, and many residents recall the enormous traffic jams on game nights.

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Q: Can you name two of the oldest family businesses in Downtown Allen?

Photo of a sidewalk scape in Downtown Allen framed with trees

Not only do these businesses have charm - they're trademark pieces of Allen history!

Nestled in the heart of downtown Allen, Rodenbaugh’s has been a mainstay of the Allen business community for more than 55 years. Rodenbaugh’s opened in 1962 when the city population barely exceeded 500 people, and is considered the oldest operating busine...

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Q: What name does the City of Allen use to define the downtown area for zoning purposes?

Screenshot of Downtown Allen area shaded on a map

You can view the area and surrounding properties on our interactive map.

The current Downtown Allen area is designated as the Central Business District, or CBD, in the City of Allen Comprehensive Plan. View the map and explore the properties that comprise this area.

The Downtown Steering Committee is including this area in thei...

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Q: When was the first original map of the Town of Allen filed?

Portion of the original map of Allen in black and white

BONUS: Can you also name the person who platted the map?

Theodore Kosse, Chief Engineer for the Houston and Texas Central Railway, plotted the first map for the town of Allen in 1876. The town was named for Ebenezer Allen, a former attorney general of Texas and promoter of the railroad. Kosse also worked on the...

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Downtown Trivia
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Stable economy, strong management earns Allen highest possible bond rating

Allen aerial shot

 A stable economy, strong fiscal management and above-average resident incomes helped the City of Allen maintain the best possible bond ratings from both Moody’s Investor Services and S&P Global Ratings. 

For municipalities, the pract...

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Strategic Plan | Sound Finances & Government Transparency
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Class A office space, entertainment venue planned for "The Farm"

Artist rendering of an urban development with offices, shops and boardwalk-style restaurants

JUNE 1, 2021 - Allen-based developer JaRyCo started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed-use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH 121) and Alma Drive. Work will begin with the developer's $25 million infrastru...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Pillar Commercial acquires One Bethany East

five-story glass-walled office building at sunset

JUNE 1, 2021 - Pillar Commercial and Hall Capital have acquired One Bethany East, the first Class A office building located in the Watters Creek District.  The five-story 120,000 SF office building is home to anchor Credit Union of Texas, Boss Fi...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: May 28, 2021

VIDEO: Vactor trucks, grease traps, water tests – oh my!

Two men in reflective safety vests with text that reads "Allen at Work"

MAY 21, 2021 - The City of Allen celebrated Public Works Week by highlighting three crews who protect Allen’s waterways, pipes and drinking water. Get to know these valued employees in a new series, Allen at Work.

Vactor Truck | Jason Helmick and ...

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Strategic Plan | High-Performing Team, Resident-Focused Services
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.

Fire Department
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Cultural programming goes virtual at Allen Public Library

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MAY 14, 2021 -  Allen Public Library brought treasured cultural programming to residents in a new way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When live programs in the Civic Auditorium were interrupted, On Stage @ APL offered virtual concerts, author discus...

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Strategic Plan | Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Community
Posted on: May 14, 2021

New Chief Financial Officer hired

professional headshot of Pete Phillis

APRIL 29, 2021 - The City of Allen has hired Pete 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...

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Strategic Plan | Sound Finances & Government Transparency
Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: 2020 Excellence in PRIDE Winners announced

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APRIL 16, 2021 - Five City employees were honored for their exceptional service in Allen's annual appreciation awards.

  • Silvana Best, Special Events Coordinator (Allen Parks & Recreation)
  • Johnny San Martin, Building Maintenance (Communi...
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Strategic Plan | High-Performing Team, Resident-Focused Services
Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: Allen Fire Department administers final COVID-19 shot

firefighter in medical mask stands next to vehicle as driver gives thumbs up

MAY 6, 2021 - Allen Fire Department ended COVID-19 vaccine hub operations after vaccinating more than 50,000 individuals and administering nearly 100,000 shots. The drive-through vaccine site at Eagle Stadium began operation in late January to he...

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Strategic Plan | High-Performing Team, Resident-Focused Services
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Allen Event Center plans upgrades, repairs

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

MAY 13, 2021 - Money-saving upgrades, audiovisual improvements and cosmetic repairs will soon begin at Allen Event Center.

New AV upgrades coming to Allen Event CenterAllen Event Center will soon begin upgrading audiovisual equipment at t...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Cricket Field at Spirit Park

Cricket field under construction at Spirit Park

Allen’s cricket field is now open at Spirit Park. Congrats to our cricket players and fans—you now have a new home pitch!

The design team contracted to build the pitch used a border and synthetic turf, which is a modern trend designed t...

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Parks and Trails Projects
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Playground Shade Structures

Bethany Lakes Park shade structures

During 2020-2021, four new shade structures were installed over Allen playgrounds. The installations begin a five-year shade structure plan for City parks.

Plan a play date and beat the heat under the new shade at Bethany Lakes Park, Greenville He...

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Parks and Trails Projects
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Trail Wayfinding Markers

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

Find your way around Allen trails with new monuments and wayfinding signs. Installation of the 22 placards and monuments began February 2021.

For four years, Allen Parks Foundation worked in conjunction with Allen Parks and Recreation to develop a master p...

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Parks and Trails Projects
Posted on: April 29, 2021

VIDEO: Allen City Television debuts "Project LIFE"

Project LIFE logo

APRIL 29, 2021 - A new, monthly video series highlights projects and updates from Allen's Parks and Recreation Department.

In this month's episode of Project LIFE, learn about:

  • Ridgeview Trail project
  • New cricket pitch
  • Spirit Park
  • Weed sprayi...
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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Allen adopts diversity, equity and inclusion policy

glass doors mark the entrance to Allen City Council Chambers. the city seal is embossed on the doors

APRIL 16, 2021 - A new committee formed by Allen City Council will spend the next several months exploring ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Allen.

During the April 13 meeting, Allen City Council voted unanimously to adopt...

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Strategic Plan | Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Community
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Architect selected for Allen Public Library expansion

exterior of Allen Public Library

APRIL 15, 2021 - 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....

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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Construction begins on "The Farm in Allen"

7 men in suits hold shovels at groundbreaking ceremony

Source: JaRyCo Development

APRIL 7, 2021 - 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 deve...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Allen wins prestigious government finance award

Allen City Hall

MARCH 31, 2021 - The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the 21st year in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Certificate of Achievement in Excell...

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Strategic Plan | Sound Finances & Government Transparency
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Purchasing process saves Allen $9.6 million

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MARCH 29, 2021 - For the twentieth consecutive year, the City of Allen has earned top marks for its efforts to save money and make ethical choices in its purchasing processes.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for acquiring goods and services...

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Strategic Plan | Sound Finances & Government Transparency
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Allen Police Department recaps first year using SPIDRTech software

Allen Police officer speaking to a driver

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - Allen Police Department (APD) gave its first-year review of SPIDRTech, a new software that enhances communication between Allen Police Department and the people they serve.

Deputy Chief Ken Myers presented the review to City Co...

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Strategic Plan | High-Performing Team, Resident-Focused Services
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Find your way with new trail signs!

five people stand outdoors holding colorful trail signs

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 - Allen Parks Foundation unboxed 22 new trail signs to be placed at trail intersections this month. The 6-foot monuments and wayfinding sign placards are planned at every trail intersection. They designate major trail names with color cod...

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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
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

DRN 2021 Challenge of The Year Newsflash-02-01-01

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 14, 2020

Allen named #2 safest large city in Texas

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DECEMBER 14, 2020 - New rankings from AdvisorSmith examined crime reports published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to understand which cities in Texas have the lowest levels of reported crime on a per capita basis.

Allen was one of 39 larg...

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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
Posted on: October 15, 2020

New renderings of Terrell Recreation Center revealed

Artist rendering of modern recreation facility with glass rotunda and wide welcome deck

OCTOBER 15, 2020 - 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 Ci...

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Strategic Plan | Safe, Livable Community
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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