What is a Park Ambassador?
Park Ambassadors are members of the Allen Parks Foundation and are active volunteers in Allen! Volunteers help keep City trails and parks safe and in good condition for the community by being a part of our team. The program is a joint effort of the City of Allen Parks and Recreation Department and the Allen Parks Foundation. Allen has the best parks around! And our Ambassadors help us keep it that way!
What do Park Ambassador volunteers do?
Park Ambassador volunteers serve as additional “eyes and ears” for our trails and parks. Volunteers monitor trails and parks during daylight hours and serve as ambassadors to other park users. Park Ambassadors can do this while walking, running or riding a bicycle. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Individuals, regular exercisers, families, students and seniors are all welcome to join. Park Ambassadors are identified by an official Park Ambassador shirt and badge and are encouraged to carry cell phones. Volunteers are asked to log a minimum of 2 hours per month from April through October. Periodic meetings are also held to keep Park Ambassadors knowledgeable about what’s going on in the City of Allen parks system.
How can I get involved?
It’s easy! Just complete the form on this page and submit an application fee of $20 to the Allen Parks and Recreation Department’s Ambassador Coordinator, 301 Century Parkway, Allen, Texas 75013. Checks may be made out to the “Allen Parks Foundation”. All Park Ambassadors must be citizens of Allen, be at least 18 years of age, commit to at least six months as an Ambassador, successfully pass a background check and complete training. Initial training takes approximately two hours and will be scheduled with staff from the Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information about the Park Ambassadors, contact the Allen Parks and Recreation Department at (214) 509-4703.