Formed in 2002, the Allen Parks Foundation is a charitable organization whose primary purpose is to further enhance Allen’s great park system and recreation facilities, expand development of parks and recreational programming, and accept land bequests and other donations by partnering with the City of Allen, other governmental partners, local organizations and groups. The Allen Parks Foundation supports and improves the recreational opportunities in the Park system which enhances the community and the citizens’ quality of life.

In accordance with our mission, the Allen Parks Foundation has successfully secured charitable contributions from various corporations and other entities for use in enhancing the parks and recreation system. We are currently raising funds to assist with the development of a trail marking and “wayfinding” system for Allen’s trails. These systems include a pavement marking system that provides distance markers and trail nomenclature for each trail. In addition, a trail wayfinding system is being installed that will provide trail names, locations, and directions for trail users.

Other initiatives include “kidMania”, the largest handicap-accessible playground in the State of Texas located in Celebration Park; a successful Park Ambassador program that helps keep City trails and parks safe and in good condition for the community; and a “Tool Trailer” which can be used by any local organization for the enhancement of public spaces.

Upcoming Events

Allen En Blanc has been RESCHEDULED. The Allen Parks Foundation Board has set the new date for Allen En Blanc for Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 6:30pm.  A new outdoor Allen location was necessitated due to the new date, and we will reveal that location on or before Friday, September 8th in an email to each ticketholder. We are so thankful for your patience and goodwill in allowing our community to begin to heal and postponing this event until the Fall.

We have about 30 additional seats that we can sell, so additional ticketing is open and will close by September 6, 2023 or as soon as we have sold out. We look forward to seeing all of you on September 16, 2023.

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Thank you to all our generous sponsors of the Allen Parks Foundation En Blanc event.


sponsor Allen Properties Online Allen Properties Online
sponsor City of Allen City of Allen
sponsor CWD CWD
sponsor David Hicks Company David Hicks Company
sponsor Fork & Glass Fork and Glass Catering
sponsor Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP
sponsor Cave Realty Team Ryan Cave Realty
sponsor Terrell's Dry Cleaning Terrell’s Dry Cleaning