Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Allen Community Ice Rink and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The gu...

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Allen Community Ice Rink
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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Allen Community Ice Rink

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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Allen Senior Recreation Center
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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Allen Senior Recreation Center

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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Additional Info... Building Inspections

Posted on: July 27, 2017

The Village at Twin Creeks Begin Final Phase of Development

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Final phase at the Village at Twin Creeks to offer 242 lots with a variety of home choices.

Allen City Council approved development plans for the Village at Twin Creeks during its regular meeting on July 25. This final phase of development for this residen...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Allen Adjusts Impact Fees for New Development

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New growth in Allen helps pay for new growth.

Every new development project has a cost associated with how it impacts new and existing infrastructure in a community. Allen City Council has approved an increase in the amount new growth pays to help offset t...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Allen Finance Dept Recognized with National Award

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The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the eighteenth year in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its...

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Learn more about Allen's Finance Department. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Public Hearings to Focus on Budget, Property Taxes

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Allen residents can weigh in on the City’s proposed tax rate and budget during two upcoming public hearings. The proposed tax rate of $0.515 per $100 is a reduction in the current property tax rate of $0.520 per $100. Despite the lowered rate, a...

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Learn more about the City of Allen Budget City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Don't Be the Last to Know

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Curious about city spending or a zoning change? Here are five ways to stay in the loop.

  1. The City of Allen posts public notices on CityofAllen.org; look for the "Public Notices" tab toward the bottom of the home page.
  2. Meeting agendas are posted on ...
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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Allen Among Best Places for First-Time Home Buyers

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Buying a home is an important milestone, and a new survey shows Allen is one of the best places to do it!

Allen landed at #3 in WalletHub’s list of Best Places for First-Time Homebuyers. The site compared 300 cities nationwide and ranked them acc...

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See the full rankings. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: July 17, 2017

New Trail Section Will Complete Watters Trail Loop

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Good news for Allen trail users! A scenic loop along Watters Creek will soon be completed.

A quarter-mile section of pavement, along with a new pedestrian bridge, will connect the trail behind Hidden Creek Apartments to a section of Watters Trail that term...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: July 11, 2017

Serve Your City on a Board, Commission or Committee

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The City of Allen is now accepting applications for its boards, commissions and committees. These entities advise the City Council on a variety of issues, ranging from animal shelter operations to zoning recommendations. Most appointments are for two-year...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. City of Allen - Headline Updates

Posted on: July 10, 2017

Fallen Branches? Here’s the Right Way to Get Rid of Them

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If you lost a tree limb during recent storms, follow these instructions for disposal.

  • STEP 1: Assess the damage. Twigs and small branches (no more than 4 inches in diameter) may be tied in 4-foot bundles with biodegradable twine for collection on your assi...
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Download the 2017 Trash & Recycling Guidelines. Community Services

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The g...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

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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Fire Department
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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Fire Department
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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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Fire Department

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Ford Pool Fees (Summer 2017)

Ford Pool Structure

Admission fees have changed at Allen’s newly-renovated community pool.

Ford Pool opened 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 lap...

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Ford Pool

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at Joe Farmer Recreation Center and Allen's other recreation facilities.

Th...

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Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Posted on: July 26, 2017

Change of Animal Performer

fragile planet wildlife center

Fragile Planet Wildlife Center will be coming instead of Repco Wildlife.

Fragile Planet Wildlife Center Library - Main
Posted on: July 24, 2017

Library's Outside Book Return Closed August 14-17

Outside bookdrop closed August 14-17

The Library’s outside book return will be closed August 14-17 for curb repair and should re-open August 18. Inside book returns will be open during normal operating hours.

No Library materials will be due August 15-17. We apologize for the inconv...

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Library Hours Library - Main
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Library Parking Construction Underway

Library Parking Lot Expansion

Construction continues on the Library’s parking lot expansion. Current parking is not affected on most days, but there are times the crews need to utilize some of our existing parking spaces at the far north end of the east parking lot. Please b...

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Visit Allen News Library - Main
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 Library - Main

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening in Allen.

The guide can be viewed online now and will be available at all o...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: July 19, 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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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Sprayground Open for 2017 Season

Splashpad

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 final day of operation fo...

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Parks & Recreation
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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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Citizens Police Academy Begins September 7

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Allen Police are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Citizens Police Academy. Classes begin on Thursday, September 7. During the 12-week course, participants learn about topics ranging from criminal law and patrol tactics to use of force. The gro...

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Apply for the Citizens Police Academy. Police Department
Posted on: July 10, 2017

What Should You Do When Stopped by Police?

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Those rotating red lights are a dreaded sight in anyone's rear view mirror. You might not know what you did to get pulled over, but do you know what to do afterwards?

Sgt. Jon Felty with Allen Police helped answer that question during a recent forum at All...

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Watch the full presentation. Police Department
Posted on: July 7, 2017

New, Promoted Officers Vow to Serve

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Allen Police welcomed two new officers and promoted two others during an emotional ceremony on Friday, July 7.

The event began with a moment of silence honoring five Dallas Police officers who died in an ambush one year earlier. Before administering office...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Police Department

Posted on: July 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Recreation Guide

The Fall 2017 edition of Allen Parks and Recreation's LIFE activities guide is now available!

Learn about all of the upcoming programs, classes and special events happening at The Edge and Allen's other recreation facilities.

The guide can be viewe...

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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center
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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The Edge Skate Park and Visitors Center

Posted on: July 5, 2017

Is Your Irrigation System SMART?

sprinkler

You can save water (and money) by investing in a SMART irrigation system. The City of Allen even offers a rebate program to help cover installation costs!

Instead of relying on preset timers, SMART irrigation systems automatically adjust watering based on ...

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Find more local stories at AllenNews.org. Water Conservation News