Looking for some inexpensive family fun? Then check out the many activities and amenities available at Allen Station Park. Since 2005, residents of Allen and the surrounding area have been skating boarding, wakeboarding, biking and much more at this 109 acre complex that is actually several parks in one.
Softball and Baseball Fields
Kids and adults can play ball at two separate facilities—a four-plex of softball fields and a five-plex baseball complex. The 44 acres of sports fields was originally built in 1998 and recently received a $250,000 facelift of low maintenance artificial turf. There is a concession stand, restrooms, a nearby playground, picnic tables and barbeque pits, drinking fountains and are surrounded by hiking and biking trails.
Hydrous Water Park
The Hydrous Water Park is a automated boat-less Wakeboard 16 acre park that is the brainchild of Chad Lacerte and was built in 2011. Hydrous has three separate cable systems. The main system, hung above the largest of the two lakes, is outfitted with ramps and rails for intermediate and advanced riders. The other cables are positioned over the smaller lake and are designed for beginners. The park offers summer camps, lessons, and birthday parties. There are some group discounts. Prices start at $45 per 2 hours with some additional equipment fees.
The Edge Skate Park
The Edge Park in Allen, TX features a concrete skate park, two roller-hockey rinks, BMX track and Visitor Center. At 37, 915 square feet, the skate park is now the largest outdoor facility of its kind in the state. The park was designed and built by Site Design Group from Tempe, AZ, a company known as one of the premier skate park design companies in the United States.
The park consists of three bowls varying in depths from 5ft-9ft. The park is well lit and allows bikes. There is also a large amount of bank slopes areas for beginners to practice on. Within the skate area is a pavilion for spectators and resting.
The Edge is available to rent for birthday parties and other celebrations. Permitted equipment includes skateboards, inline skates and scooters. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent.
The steel and wood deck entrance is actually made from the Old Stacy Road Bridge, which was salvaged from the county. The bridge is circa 1920, was expanded in 1964 and installed for a two-lane road that crossed Cottonwood Creek. When Stacy Road was reconstructed in 2001, the city of Allen saved the steel and wood bridge for use by nonvehicular traffic and moved it here over a little tributary of Cottonwood Creek.
Did you know that Allen has a BMX track? Since it humble beginnings in the 1970s in California, BMX bike racing has now grown to over 70,000 members nationwide. BMX or Bicycle Motocross is a sport where riders use manual power to maneuver a bike over jumps, banked corners and other obstacles. A BMX track is an off-road dirt track that features turns and jumps designed for BMX bike racing and takes about 45 seconds to complete. The Allen Station Park BMX course is a 60,000 sq. ft. regulation competition course . There are over 10 different jumps, four straight aways, a rhythm section, and a feature section. Restrooms and water fountains are available on the east side of the youth center. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. until dusk.
In-Line Hockey Rink
The Edge features two full size lit hockey rinks, team and scorer boxes and covered spectator seating for both adults and kids. Allen Sports Authority has an in-line hockey league for ages 6 to 17 and beginners are welcome. In line hockey is different from ice hockey and it is considered less of a contact sport than ice hockey. In line hockey consists of 4 players plus the goalie. Various free in-line hockey clinics are also offered throughout the year. Call ASA at 214-727-9565 for information on dates and how to sign up.972.727.9565
The Edge Visitor Center is 4000 sq. ft. facility with a media room, computer lab, game room and snack bar. The central open area of the center is open to visiting parents and kids. In front there is an open lawn and performance stage that is a venue for local bands and entertainment. The multipurpose room has porches and large glass overhead doors at each end that can be opened to bring the outdoors in and expand the activity area during favorable weather.
The restrooms can be accessed from the interior or the exterior of the center.
The computer lab is equipped with 12 computers, printer and software and was equipped by a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Allen.
The Media room consists of five televisions. There is one wide screen television that is used for watching movies and music videos. Visitors are welcome to use one of the playstation or Xbox game systems on any of the four smaller televisions. The gameroom is filled with ping pong tables, games and more televisions. The center is designated for kids age 10 to 17 years old. Throughout the year, the park hosts Family Nights for parents and kids Users will need to bring their own safety equipment. Admission is free to the skate park. However there is a small fee to use the computer lab.