Allen Area Community InformationWe know you’ll enjoy calling the Allen, Texas area home!
The Allen area always has something to do, whether it’s visiting a local park like Bethany Lakes Park, attending an annual event like the Allen Fairview Chamber Golf Classic or catching an Allen Americans hockey game! See below for all that the Allen area has to offer!
Recreation & LeisureThe Allen Area Has Something For Everyone!
Allen has an awesome park system with trails, playscapes and picnic areas. Bethany Lakes Park has fish and ducks so don’t forget to bring some bread. Lost Creek Ranch has trails with old fashioned wooden bridges to walk across. Celebration Park has a fully accessible handicap play ground and a wonderful spray ground.
Professional Sports Teams
The Allen Americans hockey team, Texas Revolution indoor football team, and Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer team play in the Allen Event Center.Just next door in Frisco, you can catch a Frisco Rough Riders Baseball Game or FC Dallas Soccer game.
For the Family with Kids
Allen is loved by everyone, but it has everything a family could want. Listed below are several of Allen’s greatest treasures for the household with kids. (Numbers in parenthesis correspond to the city map in the center of this Community Guide.) 1) Metroplex Gymnastics has an awesome open gym and parents night out activities. 2) Allen Station Park has a concrete skate boarding rink, roller hockey rinks, BMX track, youth center with ping pong tables, T.V.s, video games, computer lab, and snack bar. 3) The Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium has a play structure in the middle of it’s pool. It has a lazy river and a large slide plus workout facilities and fitness and swim classes. Look for periodic ‘Dive-In’ movies. 4) The Community Ice offers open ice skating and lessons. 5) For adventuresome water babies the wakeboard park is an excellent experience. 6) The Heard Museum in Fairview has trails, raptors, a butterfly garden and dinosaurs!
Annual EventsLocal events that are scheduled each year
January – March
Sam Bass Day – last Saturday of February
Allen Eagle Run – February
April – June
Fairview Half Marathon & 5K – April
Eggsellent Family Adventure – April
Allen Community Garage Sale #1- April
Allen Fine Arts – May
Kids’ Fishing Derby – May
Summer Concert Series – May/June
Allen USA Celebration – last Saturday of June
July – September
Allen Community Garage Sale #2 – July
Allen High School Football – Sep—Nov
October – December
Allen Community Garage Sale #3- October
Allen Fairview Chamber Golf Classic – October
Founders Day – Lucas – October
Dinosaurs Live! – Oct – Feb
Tree Lighting – Dec (first Friday in Dec)
Rudolph Run – Dec (first Saturday in Dec)
Rotary Christmas Parade – Dec (first Sunday in Dec)
Arts & Crafts Fair
St. Jude Catholic Church Annual Craft Show – Nov
FFA – Annual Craft Show – Nov
Candy Canes for Kids – Nov
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Community InvolvementGetting involved by volunteering is one of the fastest ways to become part of the community.
There are many organizations that contribute to the quality of life by serving the needs of others.
Below is a listing of some of those groups, as well as the type of volunteers they need.
The Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers who would like to assist in the day-to-day care of the animals. The Animal Shelter also accepts donations of gently used or new collars, leashes, toys, chew toys, treats, toenail clippers, catnip, pet food, pet bowls, ani-mal shampoo, dog dip, bleach, laundry soap, brushes, combs, flea shampoo and spray, spray bottles, towels, and blankets.
Through the Meals on Wheels & More program, ACO volunteers deliver warm smiles along with warm meals to homebound individuals each weekday. Volunteers’ helping hands and donations of gently used clothing, furniture and household items help to stock the ACO Resale Shop. The loss of employment, a family illness and unpaid bills can all cause a family to break down and create a feeling of helplessness. Help obtaining the skills to rebuild lives is available at Allen Community Outreach.