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.

2018 Cricket Tournament

Saturday, June 2nd

The Allen Parks Foundation and the Dallas County Cricket Club will be hosting a benefit tournament to bring the world of Cricket to Allen on June 2nd, 2018.  This will be a one-day only tournament and will be played on two cricket fields at Celebration Park. Proceeds from the tournament will assist the Allen Parks Foundation in its mission of enhancing the park system in Allen.

The tournament will be limited to 8 teams. Teams should have a team captain responsible for coordinating information with their members. Teams are also encouraged to have a team name and coordinated shirts. Bragging is definitely encouraged!!

Teams will include up to 10 members (minimum 6 players required per team). Cost for team registration will be $300. If you would like to play but do not have a team of 10, single players can also register on the website and the Allen Parks Foundation will try to find a team on which to place you. Single players can only be accommodated on an “as-space-available” basis. REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS IS MAY 26!

Games will begin at 9:00 a.m. and each game will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. A schedule of teams/games with start times will be provided to team captains prior to the day of the tournament. All teams will be divided up between the 2 cricket fields, will play each other and will be ranked based on points earned. There will be a championship game and runner up game on each field. It is anticipated that the Championship Games will start at approximately 5:00 p.m. Equipment for playing (balls, bats, wickets, etc.) will be provided for use by all teams. All you need to bring is your team!! Additional information regarding the tournament format and the match rules are provided here.

After the Championship Games, there will be an awards presentation and cricket celebration at Nine Band Brewery in Allen starting at 6:00 p.m. All participants will receive a coupon for free food and a beverage. Please be sure to attend the festivities!

Corporate sponsorships are also available. Please contact the Parks Foundation if you would like to support this event.

Read About Our Tournament Format & Match Rules

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