We live an active lifestyle.

The City of Allen’s Parks and Recreation Department is a National Gold Medal Award recipient, and for good reason: residents in Allen enjoy nearly 1,200 acres in park land and 68 miles in scenic nature trails.

Parks & Rec Facilities

Allen boasts an extensive parks system that supports a healthy and active lifestyle. Our parks include:

  • The Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, a fully enclosed indoor water park with a competition size pool and a rock-climbing wall.
  • The Courses at Watters Creek, offering 33 holes of championship golf, a driving range, banquet facilities, Pro Shop and the Oaks Grill.
  • Hydrous at Allen Station, a newly-opened wakeboard park using cables.
  • The Edge Skate Park, the largest outdoor skate park in the state of Texas. The complex features a concrete skate park, two roller-hockey rinks, BMX track and Visitor Center.
  • Allen’s Celebration Park, a super-sized space that includes soccer and baseball fields, a large multi-sport court, a playground and spray ground complex, horseshoe and washer courts, picnic areas, and hike and bike trails.
  • 68 miles of trails

  • Hydrous Wakeboard Park

  • Connemara Conservancy

  • Rodenbaugh Natatorium

  • The Edge Skate Park

Biking & Jogging

Check out Allen’s hike and bike trails and shared bike lanes with OpenCycleMap, or see the Strava Heat Map for the most popular spots among bikers and runners.


 Shared Bike Lane           Foot & Bike Path             Sidewalk/Foot Path

Special Interests & Events

Not only does Allen have amazing parks facilities, but the Allen Parks Department offers a number of interest-based programs and special events:

  • The Market Street Allen USA Celebration draws over 80,000 to the City’s annual Independence Day celebration with activities for all ages, fair foods (and healthy options too), live music, and one of the best fireworks shows in North Texas.
  • The Summer Sounds concert series hosts weekly live music in the summer.
  • Special Needs Adapted Programs are available to everyone with special needs to provide a fulfilling experience in a fun and supportive environment.
  • See the City’s LIFE Guide for the full range of programming from summer camps for kids to craft classes for seniors
  • Programming for All Ages

  • Special Needs Programming

  • Summer Sounds

    Concert Series

  • Market Street Allen USA Celebration


  • The Courses at Watters Creek

  • The Golf Club at Twin Creeks

The Courses at Watters Creek

Elsewhere in the area, residents and visitors can take advantage of golf at The Courses at Watters Creek. The facility boasts 18-hole, nine-hole and six-hole courses to excite all levels of golfers.

The Golf Club at Twin Creeks

Allen is home to the Arnold Palmer-designed golf course at The Golf Club at Twin Creeks. Mr. Palmer has called the Twin Creeks course as one of the “best courses in the State of Texas,” and “the most peaceful 18-hole course” the seven-time major champion designed. Golf Digest named Twin Creeks one of the Top 10 Best New Daily Fee Courses in Texas. Open to the public, Twin Creeks offers instruction and event rental.

More Information

Parks & Rec Department
LIFE Guide
Allen Sports Association
Facilities Directory