About Us

  1. Allen Parks and Recreation
  2. Mission & Vision
  3. LIFE Guide

Allen Parks and Recreation Department


With nearly 1,364 acres of developed park land, more than 78.69 miles of hiking and nature trails and 66 parks and recreation facilities, Allen is your ultimate destination for family fun! While everything we do is important, it’s why we do it that really drives us.

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Keep up-to-date on all of the latest programs and events going on around Allen by subscribing to the free Allen Parks and Recreation e-newsletter!

REAL Customer Service


Allen Parks and Recreation is driven by a set of guiding principles - a customer service philosophy termed REAL. Allen Parks and Recreation strives to always deliver Remarkable service from Empowered employees. It is our goal to create Amazing experiences resulting in Lasting impressions! REAL Service is our commitment to you, our residents, valued customers and guests to provide a level of service that is unmatched by others.

Allen Wins Gold Medal Award for Parks and Recreation Management


The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), announced Allen Parks and Recreation as winner of the 2016 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

Citizen Assistance for Recreation Experiences (C.A.R.E.)


The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers financial assistance for Allen residents. Financial assistance is available for recreational programs, classes and memberships offered at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, The Edge Visitor Center, Allen Senior Recreation Center and athletic programs. To learn more about program qualifications and how to donate, call 214.509.4700.