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State Park Impact Study


Parks Can Increase Your Bottom Line and Quality of Life

84th Texas Legislature

Weekly Wisdom 

3 More Reasons to Keep Walking

Look for next week's "Weekly Wisdom"

TRAPS became the official affiliate of Texas Municipal League on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014


Upcoming Events

*Brand+Aid     January 21-22

*Walk the Halls January 28

*East Region Workshop February 5

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The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization that consists of approximately 2,000 parks and recreation professionals, students and citizen advocates who share a common passion for advocacy, education, networking and offering quality services to their communities. 

What's New:

NEW! CPSI Course is now being offered Jan. 20-22, 2015 in Austin, TX.  Space is limited, to register online- click here.

TRAPS Institute Scholarships

Scholarships are available for up to $1,000 towards Institute registration, travel and expenses. 

TRAPS has established a consolidated scholarship program for professionals and students in the field of Parks and Recreation to attend the Annual TRAPS Institute and EXPO.  A variety of scholarship opportunities (TRAPS Regions, Director's Associations, etc.) have existed but this annual scholarship program will consolidate all scholarship opportunists for the Institute. The application deadline is January 2, 2015!


2015 TRAPS Institute & Expo!

Registration is open for the 2015 TRAPS Institute & Expo March 2-6! Click here for more information.

*Register by Feb. 06, 2015 to avoid late fees!*

2015 Lone Star Legacy Parks

Could your park be designated as a Lone Star Legacy Park? 

Apply by January 9, 2015

Register Today for Walk the Halls

2015 TRAPS Institute and EXPO- Vendor Information
Vendors- please visit our Vendor Page for more information.

Showcase your talents on a task force/committee

BoardWant to get more involved in TRAPS? The TRAPS leadership is developing committees and task forces based on the interests and talents of the TRAPS members who have a desire to volunteer. If you have a skill you want to use or an interest you want to explore, please submit a volunteer interest form. The hard work and skill of dedicated TRAPS volunteers keeps the society moving forward.  Your help will keep TRAPS strong, effective and proactive while you build upon your skill set. E-mail your Volunteer Interest Form to traps@traps.org or send to P.O Box 5188, Jonestown, TX 78645.
2014 Board Photo by Linda Tyler
Texas Recreation & Park Society


Physical Address: 18593 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645 | Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5188, Jonestown, TX 78645

Phone: (512) 267-5550 | Fax: (512) 267-5557 | E-mail:  traps@traps.org 

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