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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Council approves Parks and Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan

Front cover of Parks and Open Space Master Plan

SEPT. 27, 2022 - City Council approved a new Master Plan that will serve as a guide for future parks and recreation planning in Allen. The 2021-2031 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan was developed by Allen Parks and Recreation, in conjunction w...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Allen approves lease agreement for new body-worn cameras

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JULY 12, 2022 - Allen Police Department will enter a five-year agreement with Motorola Solutions to lease 162 body-worn cameras, including associated equipment and services, in the amount of $596,888.

The department purchased new body-worn cameras in 2017....

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Allen adopts 2021 International Building Codes

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JUNE 14, 2022 - Every three years, the International Code Council (ICC) publishes a new set of building codes which provide the minimum standards for safe construction. City of Allen currently operates under the 2018 version of these Codes. This week City...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Council votes to continue curfew for juveniles ages 10 to 16

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JUNE 17, 2022 - City Council held a public hearing and vote to continue the existing juvenile curfew in Allen for kids ages 10 through 16. The curfew was originally established in 2007 and must be reviewed every three years, in accordance with state law. ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Rolling Hills Park moves forward with planned upgrades and expansion

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MAY 13, 2022 - Council approved a contract with Cole Construction, Inc., for the renovation of Rolling Hills Park in the amount of $1,766,267. The existing park property combined with the purchased park property will transform Rolling Hills Park into over...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

New cardio equipment coming to Allen recreation centers

Photo of new treadmill equipment at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

MAY 11, 2022 - Allen recreation facilities soon will replace the existing cardio fitness equipment. Approved by Allen CDC and City Council, the new purchases will focus on ellipticals, upright bikes and recumbent bikes at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Joe...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Contract awarded for construction of Fire Station 6

Digital rendering of the exterior front of future Fire Station 6

MAY 11, 2022 - Council approved a construction contract for Fire Station 6 in the amount of $11,247,190, not to exceed $14,974,976. Funds are sourced from $9.945 million approved by Allen voters during the 2016 bond election. Located at Ridgeview Drive an...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Parks and Open Space Master Plan update

Front cover of Parks and Open Space Master Plan

FEB. 25, 2022 - During the City Council Workshop, Allen Parks and Recreation Director Kate Meacham provided an update to councilmembers on the Parks and Open Space Master Plan. This document is built on community input to help staff identify and address t...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Secure parking features approved for Allen Police Headquarters

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FEB. 25, 2022 - Council members approved a $600K construction agreement to install parking lot walls and fencing at Allen Police Department (APD) Headquarters.

The design creates increased security for employees while maintaining public access and parking....

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Council approves Inclusive Improvements for Bethany Lakes Park

Digital rendering of new inclusive play structure improvements planned for Bethany Lakes Park

FEB. 11, 2022 - Allen City Council approved inclusive improvements for the play equipment at Bethany Lakes Park.

Recent movement within the playground industry has focused on all-inclusive and adaptive play amenities for individuals of all abilities. While...

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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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Posted on: April 29, 2021

VIDEO: Allen City Television debuts "Project LIFE"

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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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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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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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