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  1. Thanksgiving holiday closures: Nov. 24-25

    City of Allen offices are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. Thursday trash collection moves to Friday, and Friday collection moves to Saturday.
  2. Allen named 2022 Digital Cities Survey winner for innovative use of technology, engagement

    Allen ranked third in the 75,000-124,999 Population Category and received the 2022 Future Ready award.
  3. Read the latest 'Allen In Focus' newsletter

    Read the latest Allen In Focus newsletter for updates on smart water meter rollout, new careers at the City of Allen, upcoming holiday events and more.
  4. Now hiring! New careers at Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center

    Consider a career at Allen's newest place for recreation! We're hiring for three new positions at Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center, which is currently under construction and set to open in summer 2023.

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  1. Parks and Recreation Thanksgiving closures: Nov. 24-25

    Most recreation facilities are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. The Edge Skate Park and Allen Community Ice Rink are closed Nov. 24 and reopen on Nov. 25.
  2. Now hiring! New careers at Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center

    Consider a career at Allen's newest place for recreation! We're hiring for three new positions at Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center, which is currently under construction and set to open in summer 2023.
  3. Allen is planning its first public dog park

    Plans are moving along for a new dog park at Jupiter Park. Once a bid is approved, construction is expected to take 9 to 12 months with expected opening in spring 2023.

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  1. Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

    Native American Heritage Month, observed every November in the United States, celebrates the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Read on...
  2. Library and Parking Closures for December 3 & 4

    Library and parking closures to be aware of as the City prepares for the upcoming Christmas holiday season. Read on...

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  1. Fire prevention and safety with Allen Fire Department

    Fire prevention for the holidays! Learn about basic fire prevention and more in these new safety videos featuring Allen firefighters.
  2. Poison control resources from NCPC

    One poison exposure is reported to U.S. poison control every 15 seconds. While children age 6 and younger make up a majority of cases, poisoning affects all ages. Do your part to reduce unnecessary ER visits by staying prepared.
  3. Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

    Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.
  4. Allen Fire Station 6: Project and Construction Updates


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  1. Officer Cauhape receives CIT Officer of the Year award

    Allen Police Officer Felix Cauhape has been honored by the Collin County Mental Health Symposium for his outstanding efforts helping and supporting citizens with mental health struggles.
  2. Support Allen's shelter animals with Donorbox!

    Looking for a way to support Allen's animals in need? Send a secure donation using Donorbox! Your donations help provide urgent and long-term medical care, as well as fund special projects at the shelter to keep our animals comfortable.
  3. Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

    We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.
  4. Urban wildlife in Allen

    Allen is home to a variety of wildlife. Read our top questions on urban wildlife including ways to protect your pets and educate your family.

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  1. Defend your drain this holiday season

    Don't pour your cooking grease down the drain, recycle it for free instead! Read on...