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.

An Evening that ‘Saurs!

The Allen Parks Foundation is excited to hold its first Annual Fundraiser – “An Evening that ‘Saurs!”.  This unique fundraising event will be held on Saturday, September 17, 7:30pm at The Dinosaur Company’s corporate headquarters in Allen.  *Please note that this event is for adults age 21 and over.*

The Dinosaur Company is hosting this special event in their warehouse facility, not only providing a unique party atmosphere but also offering an inside look at their robotic dinosaur manufacturing operations. The Dinosaur Company jumped at the opportunity to partner with the Allen Parks Foundation as a way of assisting the APF with their mission of enhancing Allen’s great park system.

Tickets to the event include:

  • Food Stations (by Two Rows Restaurant)
  • Complimentary Craft Beer (by Nine Band Brewery)
  • Musical Entertainment by Mocha Blue Jazz Trio
  • Silent Auction
  • Special Program and Special Unveiling by The Dinosaur Company

Dress for this event will be “Casual” … or … your favorite “Safari” outfit.

Date & Time

Saturday, September 17, 2016


The Dinosaur Company
1277 Andrews Parkway
Allen, Texas 75002

Parking and entrance is located at the rear (west side) of the building.

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorships are available. Please contact us at for special partnership arrangements.


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Tickets are $100 per person.  *Please note that this event is for adults age 21 and over.*

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It’s Gonna Be Huge!

The Allen Parks Foundation has some exciting news in the Allen American!  Pick up your copy today! Star Local Media/Allen American [read more]

Save the Date!

Something BIG is coming September 17, 2016 from the Allen Parks Foundation! More details to come later. Stay tuned! [read more]