News Flash

Posted on: October 22, 2021

Council approves Windridge Estates Phase 2 water and sewer replacement

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Allen City Council approved a contract to begin Phase 2 replacement of water and sewer lines in the Windridge Estates neighborhood. The contract was approved at the Oct. 12 regular meeting.

The project will replace aging pipes and sewer lines built in the ...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Allen Police Department welcomes Officer Nathaniel Beck

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Allen Police Department welcomes a new officer this month. Officer Nathaniel Beck brings five years of law enforcement experience from Staten Island, New York.

Officer Beck was born in Neptune, New Jersey and grew up in Staten Island, New York. Officer Bec...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 20, 2021

Michael Canon promoted as APD's newest corporal

Corporal Michael Canon takes his oath

Investigator Michael Canon was promoted to Corporal during a ceremony on Oct. 19. He will transfer from Criminal Investigations to the Patrol Division. Congratulations to our newest Corporal.

Corporal Canon grew up in Washington Township, New Jersey. In 20...

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Police Department
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

Halloween-inspired happenings in Allen

Young girl dressed in Halloween costume

From hayrides and ice skating to unconventional mysteries, here are 6 ways to make your Halloween “spook-tacular."

  1. (REGISTRATION FULL) Decorate your vehicle and bring your favorite candy to pass out at our Trunk or Treat Drive-in Movie on Oc...
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City of Allen Headline News
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: October 19, 2021

Water and sewer rate increase to Allen customers takes effect Nov. 1

City hall

Water and sewer rates will increase to City of Allen customers in the coming month. Water rates will increase by approximately 6% for residential accounts, comprised of an 8% increase to the minimum water bill and a 2% increase to the volumetric rate*. Wa...

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Community Services
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Library Closed for Staff Training

APL Closed

The Library will be closed for staff training Friday, November 5.  For your convenience, no materials will be due while the Library is closed.  We will reopen Saturday, November 6 at 10 a.m. 

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Library News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Council approves upgrades to Allen's shared Joint Radio System

Photo of Allen Eagles mascot painted onto an Allen water tower that uses the Joint Radio System

Allen’s shared Joint Radio System, owned in partnership with the City of Plano, was approved for system improvements at City Council’s regular meeting Oct. 12. The Joint Radio System powers a variety of public safety and general govern...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Veterans Day Celebration

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Allen Celebrates Veterans Day

A Veterans Day Celebration is being held on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Allen Senior Recreation Center. Everyone is welcome to attend this special program of remembrance and encouragement. 

Schedule 

10 a.m. - Vetera...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: October 7, 2021

City of Allen celebrates one year of improved service with its MyAllen app

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The City of Allen is celebrating one year of improved service with its MyAllen app!

MyAllen launched in 2020 as a tool for residents to submit work orders, sign up for trash collection reminders and report maintenance issues around the city. MyAllen replac...

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Top Stories
Posted on: October 7, 2021

MyAllen app celebrates one year of new, improved work order processes

MyAllen app logo

The City of Allen is celebrating one year of improved service with its MyAllen app!

MyAllen launched in 2020 as a tool for residents to submit work orders, sign up for trash collection reminders and report maintenance issues around the city. MyAllen replac...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Learn about fire prevention with AFD

Learn about fire safety from your local fire department! Check out AFD's new page featuring educational videos and PSAs delivered by our firefighters.

Fire Department
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Allen Police debut pink badges for Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink police badge for Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many Allen Police officers will be wearing pink police badges throughout the month of October to help raise awareness of the disease and raise funding for research. The Allen Police Association recommended and so...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Allen Public Library celebrates dinosaurs all month long during DiNovember

A dinosaur standing in front of Allen Public Library.

Calling all dinosaur fans!  Join us at the Library during the month of "DiNovember" for free programs, displays, and other dino-themed celebrations.

  • Stomp through our Storywalk, all month during November.  Follow the numbered si...
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Library News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Registration Full for CeCe's Tracks & Treats

2021 CeCe Tracks and Treats Sold Out

All tickets have been reserved and registration is now closed for CeCe's Tracks and Treats. Registrants will receive updates and ticket information via email. Though our 800-vehicle cap has been reached for 2021, we hope to see you at future Alle...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Bulky item disposal is now easier!

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

Beginning Oct. 1, City of Allen solid waste customers can dispose of more items on their assigned bulky item collection day — no need to call ahead to schedule!

Allen City Council approved the these service improvements at the Sept. 29 meeting. City of All...

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Community Services
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.

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

2021 Arbor Day Celebration

Volunteer helps distribute tree saplings at a previous Allen Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Join us for Allen Parks and Recreation’s annual Arbor Day Celebration happening Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at Glendover Park!

Open to all ages, the event is...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Dispose responsibly at Allen Recycles Day: Saturday, Nov. 6

Allen utility customers can dispose of medications, paper, cardboard and accepted electronics at this drive-thru drop-off event.

City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Dispose responsibly at Allen Recycles Day: Saturday, Nov. 6

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Dispose responsibly during Allen Recycles Day! This annual drive-thru, drop-off event allows Allen utility customers one-stop disposal of accepted electronics, shredding, medications and cardboard. The event takes places from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, N...

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Keep Allen Beautiful
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Now hiring multiple Lifeguard positions, training included!

Male lifeguard stands near the edge of Ford Pool as children play in the water

Allen is hiring 10+ lifeguards across multiple positions, including seasonal and full-time guards, head lifeguards and water safety instructors for swimming classes. With training and certification covered at no cost before starting, anyone 16+ who enjoys...

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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

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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!

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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!

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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?

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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 28, 2021

Find a COVID-19 vaccine near you

Storage container with vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are free and available to anyone who wants one. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to all people living in the United States, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

Visit Vaccines.gov to find a provider near you. COVID-19 Updates
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

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 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

Allen Tech Hub ready to deliver

rendering of Allen Tech Hub, a 4-story freestanding office building

105,000 square feet of new office space is underway in Allen and set to deliver in April 2022. Heady Investments broke ground on its four-story Allen Tech Hub project, located on the south end of Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. Building amenities will i...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Allen Tech Hub ready to deliver

rendering of Allen Tech Hub, a 4-story freestanding office building

JUNE 1, 2021 - 105,000 square feet of new office space is underway in Allen and set to deliver in April 2022. Heady Investments broke ground on its four-story Allen Tech Hub project, located on the south end of Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. Building a...

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Strategic Plan | Lively Destinations and Successful Commercial Centers
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

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 infrastructure package, ...

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Economic Development
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

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 Fight Entertainme...

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Economic Development
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

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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

group of finance employees posing with Allen mayor

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

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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

motorcycle officer

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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Read more about wildlife in Allen. Police Department