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.