Allen Parks and Trails Map

The Allen Parks and Trails Map shows over 700 acres of city parks and recreational facilities.    Allen classifies parks into four categories:  neighborhood parks, community park, greenbelts and special usage parks.



Allen Parks and Trails Map  Classification

Neighborhood parks are generally under 10 acres and serve people within a 1/2 mile to 1 mile radius of the park. Community parks can be up to 150 acres and offer more passive and active activities.  Specific activities such as swimming, golf, or sports are deemed special use parks.  Greenbelt are 100 foot walking trails designed around a natural habit such as a creek or wooded area.

Allen Parks and Trails Map Recreational Centers

Allen has 7 major recreational centers:   Joe Farmer Recreational Center,  Ford Pool, Allen Senior Recreational Center,  Allen Community Ice Rink, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, The Edge Visitor Center and The Courses at Watters Creek.

In addition to the 700 acres of parks and recreational facilities, the City of Allen also has a Public Art Programs.  Throughout the city there are on site-specific artwork with opportunities for hands-on encounters with art.






The City of Allen is approximately 27 square miles and has 98,000 residents.   The median age is 35 years and the average household income is $101,636.   The town was officially incorporated in 1953.

This city  is a great community for all walks of life. Nationally, the city is known for its housing affordability, safety, and  top notch education.   Locally, Allen is known for its world class entertainment, culture and numerous employment opportunities.  In addition, the city is nationally-recognized  for its parks and recreational facilities.

There are a multitude of community organizations for its residents to get involved in.  In addition, there are over 200 restaurants, 5 major shopping centers, 2 movie theaters, and an abundance of cultural and outdoor activities.

This vibrant city continues to receive high praise for its great location and high quality of life.  Furthermore, Allen has been honored in national “Best of” rankings from The Dallas Morning News, Family Circle, D Magazine, WalletHub, Niche, SafeWise, Forbes and Money Magazine.

Allen Parks and Recreation


The city has over 21 neighborhood parks, 6 city parks, 7 special use facilities, 3 community parks, and 4 pocket parks.



The Allen Event Center  venue is 188,000 square feet.  The center has a capacity for 8,100 seats, 26 suites and two full-size ice rinks. Because  of its size, the venue hosts concerts, trade shows, sporting events, festivals, and community ceremonies. It is home to the Allen Americans, Dallas Sidekicks, Texas Revolution, and the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship.

Senior Recreation Center  features a fitness room, a craft room, and a game room.   In addition, the center offers a variety of programs, trips and special events, activities and classes.

The Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is a year-round facility that includes a leisure and a competition pool, a fitness center, a rock climbing wall, an aerobics room.

The edge  is an outdoor extreme outdoor sports park.   The facility features a skate park, a BMX course and two in-line hockey rinks. Outdoor facilities are free and open to the public.

Joe Farmer Recreation Center  contains a fitness room, a full-size gym, two racquetball courts, and a walking/jogging track.

Ford Pool is a summer-use facility which offers swim lessons, open swim, family swim nights and rental use.

The Courses at Watters Creek is a municipal golf complex that features The Traditions 18-Hole Championship Course, The Players 9-Hole Course and The Futures 6-Hole Short Course. The Courses at Watters Creek offers 33 unique holes of golf for every level player.

The Community Ice Rink has 300 seats, locker rooms, an equipment shop, meeting rooms, off-ice training areas and a skate rental. In addition, the ice rink offers a variety of programs and is available for private ice rental.

The Allen Public Library and Civic Auditorium offers a variety of programs for all ages.



Allen Independent School System


The city is served mostly by the Allen Independent School System.   There are 20 elementary schools for students kindergarten through 6th grade and three middles schools for students in 7th and 8th grade.  All  freshman attend the Lowry Freshman Center  and  10th, 11th and 12th grade student attend the same high school.


List of Allen Neighborhoods

Allen Neighborhoods

Allen Neighborhood Map View


Abbey Hill Park

Allen North Estates

Allenwood Estates

Angel Field West

Ansley Meadows

Arbor Lakes

Auburn Springs


Beacon Hill



Bethany Creek Estates

Bethany Mews

Bethany Ridge Estates

Bridgewater Crossing


Cambridge at Watters Crossing

Clearview Estates

Collin Square

Cottonwood Bend

Cottonwood Crossing

Country Brook Estates

Country Meadow

Cumberland Crossing

Custer Hill

Custer Hill Estates

Custer Meadows

Cypress Meadows

Estates of Heritage Park

Estates of Twin Creeks

Fall Creek

Forest Grove Estates

Fountain Park East

Fox Hollow

Glen Hollow

Glendover Gardens

Glendover Park

Green Meadows Estates


Hamilton Hills

Heritage Heights

Heritage Park

High Meadows

Highland Meadows

Hillside Village

Lost Creek Ranch

Malone Meadows

Maxwell Creek

Montgomery Ridge

Morgans Crossing


Oak Hill

Oak Ridge

Parkside Village

Quail Run

Reid Farm

Round Rock

Saddleridge Estates

Shaddock Park

Shadow Lakes


Spring Meadow

Stacy Ridge Estates

Star Creek



Sun Creek

Sun Creek Crossing

Ten Oaks

The Meadow at Montgomery Farm

The Park at Montgomery Farm

The Orchards

The Preserve


Twin Creeks

Walden Park Estates

Waterford Crossing

Waterford Parks

Waterford Trails

Watters Crossing

Whis Lynge Hill

Whisenant Estates

Willow Creek Estates

Windgate Manor


Woodland Park