Impacting Our Community

The National Recreation and Parks Association’s Three Pillars — Conservation, Health and Wellness, and Social Equity — are shared values for Allen Parks and Recreation. Our department works to positively impact the Allen community in each of these areas. 

  1. Conservation
  2. Health & Wellness
  3. Social Equity
  4. Planning and innovation
  5. Public/Private Partnerships

Conservation and environmental stewardship are top departmental priorities.


  • Earned the National Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA designation.


  • $49,500 solid waste implementation grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to initiate recycling in Allen Station Park


  • $35,685 grant from TCEQ to initiate recycling at Allen Event Center


  • $5,000 Lowes/Keep America Beautiful grant for the purchase/installation of a greenhouse


  • $1.3 million from local sales tax revenue to fund artificial turf installation, with significant impact on reducing water consumption


  • The department’s largest event, the Market Street Allen USA Celebration is on the verge of becoming one of the largest zero waste events in the state