Allen Parks and Trails

 

The Allen Parks and Trails maps shows over 700 acres of city parks and recreational facilities.

The City of Allen classifies parks into four categories:  neighborhood parks, community park, greenbelts and special usage parks.

 

 

Allen Parks and Trails 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.  Celebration Park is classified as a Community park.  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  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.

Upcoming Allen Parks and Trails Additions and Updates

Spirit Park

Design of Phase I of the community park is complete and includes a lighted adult softball complex with parking, restroom facilities, multi-use fields, looped pedestrian trail, nature trails and playground

Moslen Farm

Moslen Farm is a 14-16 acre tract located west of Greenville Avenue and south of Ridgemont Drive. Plans   include a permanent tree farm, community gardens, prairie habitat restoration areas, pond enhancements, soft surface trails, day camping and a potential site for an environmental education center. Molsen Farm also has a trail connection between Plano to the east and the west side of U.S. Highway 75.

Historic Water Station

Allen’s Historic Water Station features an interpretive trail through Allen’s historic Houston and Texas Central Railway Water Station within Allen Station Park.  The project includes preservation of the existing historic features, including Allen’s 1873 Old Stone Dam and water tower foundations, interpretative trails and signage, overlooks, enhanced trail access, trail head improvements off of Cedar Drive and minor landscape improvements.

Green Park

Green Park, located at Alma and Comanche drive, will soon be updated with a themed playground. The design includes a fire fighter themed play structure for older children, a police officer themed structure for younger children, a play ambulance, and swings.

Allen Heritage Village

Allen Heritage Village is a re-creation of the Allen of the 1920s and 1930s. This collection of structures includes the original St. Mary Church ,  Allen Christian Church  and The Bolin House.  All are beautifully renovated and available to rent for weddings and special events.   Recent updates include additional parking, lighting and  restrooms.

 

Allen Parks and Trails Public Art

In addition to the 700 acres of parks and recreational facilities, the City of Allen also has a Public Art Program . Throughout the city there are on site-specific artwork with opportunities for hands-on encounters with art.   The Public Art Program began in 2005 with the cities first Public Art Plan.  It was later approved by the citizens of Allen in 2007.

As the city of Allen grows,  the Public Art Committee is tasked with identifying future art projects that align with the Public Art Master Plan.   For each project identified by the Public Art Committee, a subcommittee is formed to recommend the selection of an artist or artwork.   The subcommittee if formed from a pool of citizen volunteers.  Find out more about the application and selection process here.

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), announced Allen Parks & Recreation as the winner for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

 

 

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Allen

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, environmental awareness,  safety, and  top notch education.   Locally, it 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, the community 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 Median Sales Price

 

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.

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Allen Neighborhoods

 


Abbey Hill Park

Allen North Estates

Allenwood Estates

Angel Field West

Ansley Meadows

Arbor Lakes

Auburn Springs

Avondale

Beacon Hill

Bellegrove

Belmont

Bethany Creek Estates

Bethany Mews

Bethany Ridge Estates

Bridgewater Crossing

Brookhollow

Brookside

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

Fountain Park East

Fox Hollow

Glen Hollow

Glendover Gardens

Glendover Park

Green Meadows Estates

Greengate

Hamilton Hills

Heritage Heights

Heritage Park

High Meadows

Highland Meadows

Hillside Village

Lost Creek Ranch

Malone Meadows

Maxwell Creek

Montgomery Ridge

Morgans Crossing

Morningside

North Bethany Lake Estates

Oak Hill

Oak Ridge

Parkside

Parkside Village

Quail Run

Raintree Estates

Reid Farm

Round Rock

Saddleridge Estates

Shaddock Park

Shadow Lakes

Silhouette

Spring Meadow

Stacy Ridge Estates

Star Creek

Steeplechase

Summerfield

Sun Creek

Sun Creek Crossing

Ten Oaks

The Landings

The Meadow at Montgomery Farm

The Park at Montgomery Farm

The Orchards

The Preserve

Timberbend

Twin Creeks

Villas at Suncreek

Villas of Cottonwood Creek

Walden Park Estates

Waterford Crossing

Waterford Parks

Waterford Trails

Watters Crossing

Whis Lynge Hill

Whisenant Estates

Willow Creek Estates

Windgate Manor

Windridge 

Woodland Park


Allen Neighborhood and Community Map