About Us

Our Vision: Inspiring your best LIFE

Our Mission: Creating meaningful LIFE experiences in Allen


Allen Parks and Recreation Department

With nearly 1,864 acres of developed park land, more than 82.46 miles of hiking and nature trails and 67 parks and recreation facilities, Allen is your ultimate destination for family fun! While everything we do is important, it’s why we do it that really drives us.

Master Plans

See our vision for the future of Allen Parks and Recreation in the comprehensive Master Plans.

Stay Connected

Keep up with Allen Parks and Recreation’s latest activities and events by subscribing to the Allen Parks and Recreation e-newsletter and following us on social (Facebook and Instagram).

Citizen Assistance for Recreation Experiences (CARE)

The City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department offers financial assistance for Allen residents. Financial assistance is available for recreational programs, classes and memberships offered at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics Center, The Edge, Allen Senior Recreation Center, Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center and athletic programs. To learn more about program qualifications and how to donate, call 214.509.4700.

LIFE in Allen activity guide

Registration is open! Use the latest edition of the LIFE in Allen activity guide to register online for classes and programs as well as find out what's going on around Allen. Printed guides available at all recreation facilities.

Unable to visit us in person? Call 214.509.4700 and we'll be happy to mail you a copy!