The Allen Senior Recreational Center is a multi-purpose center is designed for residents over 50 years old. The Center offers a variety of programs, trips and special events for a small fee for Allen residents. The facility is managed through the Allen Parks and Recreations Department.
The facility houses a fitness room, craft room, game room, classrooms and a 6,000 square foot multi-purpose room with hardwood floors. The rooms are used for dancing, yoga, fitness classes, ceramics, painting, educational seminars and much more.
Some of the events include a Fall Festival, A Marti Gras Celebration, a bi-monthly Birthday Breakfast, bingo nights, arts & crafts classes, book and other special interest clubs, many volunteer opportunities and a daily lunch for a small fee.
The center invites seniors to pack their bags for overnight trips for destinations both in-state and out-of-state and enjoy guided tours, shows, games, shopping, and other fun activities. All trips include transportation, accommodations, food, and more.
Allen Senior Recreational Center is located at 451 E. St. Mary in Allen. Hours of operation are Mon, Wed, Fri from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m and Tues & Thurs 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Saturday and Sundays.
The neighborhood is just west of Central expressway and south of Stacy Road. Homeowners enjoy the proximity of nearby shopping. The Village at Allen, Watters Creek, and the Allen Premium Outlets are only minutes away.
The homeowners association is managed by CMA Property Management and the dues are $685 per year. The dues cover the maintenance of all of the common area located throughout the community. Half of the community homes were built by Meritage Homes. The other half of the homes were built by Pulte Homes. The homes range in size from 2200 square feet to over 3500 square feet.
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.
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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.
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 Rinkhas 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.
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.
Upcoming Allen Parks and Trails Additions and Updates
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 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, 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.
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.