News Flash

Posted on: January 21, 2022

Allen is planning its first public dog park!

Plans are moving along for a new dog park at Jupiter Park. Once a bid is approved, construction is expected to take 9 to 12 months with expected opening in spring 2023.

Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Calling all artists, ages 6-18!

Young girl wwearing a blue ribbon near an art gallery

Submit your work to Art Extravaganza, a family-friendly art competition hosted by Allen Parks and Recreation. Artwork for this juried show will be displayed Friday through Sunday, Feb. 25-27, at Joe Farmer Recreation Center. Artists ages 6 through 18 may ...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

What do you want to see in your parks?

Greenville Heights Park shade structure

Allen Parks and Recreation is hitting the road to share the results of the latest Allen Parks and Open Space Master Plan! This document will serve as a guide to staff and City leaders over the next ten years, helping them identify and address the communit...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Ready, set, QUACK!

Photo of rubber ducks decorated for a prior Duck Derby event

Think you have the fastest duck in Allen? Find out at the annual Duck Derby at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium!

Purchase your “racing duck” from the Natatorium for $8, decorate and return it to the facility for judging by 5 p.m. on Feb. 11. The races take place ...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: December 23, 2021

The Courses at Watters Creek adds GPS-enabled touch screens to golf carts

The Courses at Watters Creek

GPS-enabled golf carts are the latest perk for players at The Courses at Watters Creek, the 33-hole golf course owned and operated by the City of Allen Parks & Recreation Department.

Touch screens in each of the facility’s 100 carts allow pla...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Winter programs are here—join in the fun!

Searching for winter activities? Flip through the latest LIFE in Allen activity guide for new and returning programs!

Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Repairs cause temporary interruption to hot water, heat at DRN

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is currently open, but operating without hot water and heat due to unexpected repairs to an exterior gas line. Visitors will experience cooler building and water temperatures. Showers do not have hot water only while work is unde...

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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium