Cumberland Crossing in Allen

Cumberland Crossing in Allen



Cumberland Crossing in Allen is a luxury community of approximately 470 homeowners.  The community  is located in the West side of Allen close to Rowlett Creek and is just minutes away from Highways 121 and 75.

Cumberland Crossing is a unique in Allen because it is surrounded by lush woods and has a gentle rolling terrain. Cumberland’s amenities include a trail system that winds through the greenbelt and past a pond that will connect with the city of Allen’s Park & Trail system.

Cumberland Crossing homeowners enjoy a community amenity center complete with a pool, a cabana and a children’s play area.  The homeowner association dues are $600 per year for full access to all of the amazing amenities.

Children in Cumberland Crossing attend the Allen ISD schools of Kerr Elementary, Ereckson Middle School, Lowery Freshman Center and Allen High School.


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Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Joe Farmer Recreation Center

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Amenities


Joe Farmer Recreation Center’s amenities include a fitness room, full-size gym, two racquetball courts, walking and  jogging track, game room, locker rooms, meeting rooms and a hillside amphitheater.   In addition, the recreation center also offers a variety of youth and adult classes and activities.

Membership Information

Annual membership for the Joe Farmer Recreation Center is  open to both residents and non-residents. Adult membership includes full use of the facility including the fitness room. All memberships include free use of Ford Pool during the summer season.

Joe Farmer Recreation Center Events

Saturday Night Rec N Roll

Saturday Night Rec N Roll is a fun, safe, social and supervised program for kids in grades 3-6 .  The hours are from 7 pm to 11pm.   Activities  include gym games, bounce houses, supervised dancing with a  DJ, dodge ball, pool tables, foosball, table tennis, and air hockey.   Each week has a different theme and contests with prizes. 

Outdoor Adventure Fest

Novice or seasoned outdoor ethusiasts look forward to this yearly event held at Bethany Lakes Park next door to the Joe Farmer Recreation Center.     Workshops include fishing and camping 101,  archery and rock climbing.  Lear how to start a fire and how to purify water.    Additional crafts and games are held through out the event.

Lunch with the Easter Bunny

Children can join a life-sized Easter  Bunny for lunch and pictures .  He will likely nible on carrots, grass and seeds.   However the children will dine on a lunch provided by a local restaurant.


Joe Farmer Recreation Center Classes and Activities


Joe Farmer offers a variety of group exercise classes.   These include yoga, Tai-chi, Zumba, Pilates, and walking.    Individual personal training is also available.   Fitness rooms are equipped with free weights, cardio machines and weight machines.

In addition, the center offers classes on archery, fencing, disc golf, martial arts, volleyball, mult-use courts,  basketball, soccer, baseball and softball.

Lifestyle Classes


Other classes offered are classes on dog obedience, computers and fishing.    In addition, music and dance lessons are available students and adults at all levels.  Summer, winter and spring break camps are also held every year.   Moreover, there are also chess academies, writing classes and robotics.   Teens are invited to alcohol eduction and DWI prevention classes.   Night hikes and babysitting classes are also available throughout the year.



Joe Farmer Recreation Center Location and Hours of Operation


Joe Farmer Recreation Center is located at 1201 E. Bethany Drive, Allen, TX 75002. The Center is open Monday-Thursday from 6 am to 10 pm, Friday from 6 am to 9 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Call 214.509.4750 for more information.



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.  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.












City of Allen Tax Rebates and Incentives

City of Allen Tax Rebates and Incentives


The City of Allen tax rebates  to help conserve water.


Allen Tax Rebate for H2O Home Improvement


The City of Allen has partnered with the EPA WaterSense to help Allen residents conserve water. Therefore, the City is  offering a H2O home Improvement Rebate Program.  Because the Allen tax rebate offerings are subject to yearly budget restraints and can be put on hold if budget is consumed.  So it is important to act quickly!



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Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium


Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is over 5000 square feet and features a 25 person group exercise room and a free- weight room.   Cybex strength machines, Matrix cardio machines and the FitLinx system are also available.     Fitlinx records and stores each exercise to measure the user’s progress.   The FitLinx program is free for all members.

The group exercise classes include Zumba, Pilates, Core Fitness, cardio drumming, Roden-Barre Classes and individual personal training.    Or, individuals can climb the 24 foot high by 18 foot wide indoor rock climbing wall.

In addition to the other group exercise programs, the Natatorium offers the national Silver Sneakers Fitness® program.    By encouraging physical activity, the program helps older adults gain more control of their health. Silver Sneakers classes are free for  Silver Sneakers members.  Non-Silver Sneakers members can attend with an aerobic punch card.

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

The main indoor pool is over 7000 square feet.   The pool is separated into two 25 meter by 25 yard competition swim areas.  Each area has a 1 meter diving board.  Other pool features includes a play structure, a flume slide, a lazy river and a spa.   In addition, here is a zero depth entry and shallow play area for younger children,

In addition the public open swim times, the natatorium offers small class swim lessons and American Red Cross certification classes.   Room rentals are available for birthday parties and special events.

Water fitness classes are a popular low-impact physical exercise program.  These classes focus on flexibility, endurance, strength, and coordination.   Moreover, the classes eliminate stress on the joints and the back.

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Special Events

Dine in Movies are held April through October for children over 3 years old.

Children dive under water to hunt for eggs during the Under the Sea Easter Adventure.    Every player receives a “goodie bag” for playing.

Other specialty classes include beginner diving classes, group adapted swim lessons, and competitive stroke boot camp.

Additional features in the natatorium include a multi-purpose room, bleachers, and locker rooms.  In addition, there is a covered outdoor patio, a conference room and a family changing area.

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium Hours of Operations


Monday – Thursday, 5 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday, 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.

Call 214-509-4770 for more information.   Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is part of The Allen Parks and Recreation Department.

Located at 110 Rivercrest Blvd, Allen, TX 75002.

The Villages at Allen

The Villages at Allen


The Villages at Allen provides something fun for every member of the family.

The Villages at Allen is a 181-acre mixed-use retail development that includes the Allen Event Center, The Grove, Canine Commons Dog Park, the Allen Ice Rink and over 100 stores and restaurants.

The Villages at Allen and its sister shopping center, The Villages at Fairview, are together one of the newest and biggest shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the North Texas area.    A four mile hike and bikes winds around both shopping Villages.

The Villages at Allen-The Grove


The Grove, at the center of The Villages at Allen, features a park with plenty of seating and public restrooms.  There is also an outdoor fireplace with a pavilion of comfy chairs. Children are welcome to play in the Texas-shaped hedge maze.  In addition, there are children’s playhouses and a real red train caboose with toys inside.   For game loving adults, there are also 4 tables with built in chess boards.


The Villages at Allen-Canine Commons Dog Park


Canine Commons Dog Park is a fenced, tree-shaded haven for dogs of all shapes and sizes. The park features water fountains for dogs and their humans, benches, tables, and doggy bag stations with complimentary hand sanitizer.

Canine Kids at Canine Commons is separate area for dogs that weigh under 20 pounds. Smaller dogs can socialize without feeling overwhelmed and crowded by the larger dogs.   Of course, smaller dogs are welcome in the large dog park, but they do so at their own risk.

Canine Commons Dog Park is Tuesday through Sunday from 7 am to 10 pm.    Mondays the park opens at 10 am.

The Villages at Allen-Allen Even Center


The Allen Event Center is a 7000+ seat state-of-the-art facility for concerts, trade shows, professional sporting events, festivals and community ceremonies.  The center is the home ice to ECHL professional hockey team, the Allen AmericansDallas Sidekicks MASL soccer, Texas Revolution IFL professional football team, and Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship.

Premium seating is available including VIP suites, lounge and club seats. Suites are furnished with a granite wet bar and refrigerator and an in-suite catering service.  In addition, corporate logo suite identification is available.  Packages include tickets to an Allen American regular season home game.

The center opened in 2009 .  The Centers first performer was Reba McEntire.   Other headliners include the Goo Goo Dolls, The Counting Crows, REO Speedwagon, and Boston to name a few.

In addition, the Allen Event Center features a second,full- size 80 foot x 200 foot  ice surface with 300 spectator seats.  In addition,  Learn to Skate programs are available for all levels of figure skating and hockey skating. Recreational or competitive hockey league classes are also available.   The rink is also open for public skating.

Allen Community Ice Rink is designed to meet the needs of aspiring Olympians or to those just learning to skate.   A beginners through advanced competitive level skating programs is available.  Furthermore, the rink provides an elite coaching staff to take competitive skaters to the highest level that the sport has to offer.

Other amenities include locker rooms, an equipment shop, meeting rooms and an off-ice training area. Skate rentasl and on-ice harnesses are available as well.

The Allen Community Ice Rink is available for private ice rental, field trips, fund raisers, corporate team building and church functions.  Reserve up to 60 days in advance.

The Villages at Allen Shopping & Restaurants


The Villages at Allen shops include Super Target, Best Buy, TJMaxx, HomeGoods, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabelas, Ross Dress for Less,  Gamestop, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Petsmart, Haverty’s Furniture,  James Avery and more.

Restuarants include Olive Garden, BJ’s, Pluckers, Cotton Patch, Cowboy Chicken, Free Birds, Which Which, Moo-yas, In-and-out Burger, Cheddars, Raising Canes Chicken, Chic-fil-a, Paradise Bakery, Uncle Julio’s, Dodie, and more.