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.
Lone Star Legacy Park Applications Available:
Each year, our organization grants the highest honor to parks across the state. These parks have become iconic to Texas' communities and those who visit them, and the process for nominating them is now open!
Lone Star Legacy Park Page
Register for the 2017 Institute and Expo:
Join us for the 2017 Institute and Expo in Irving, Texas as we "Stampede toward Success."
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Take a Stand:
In preparation for the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature, the Legislative Committee is collecting resolutions supporting the passage of legislation for fair distribution of the sporting goods sales tax revenue for local and state parks. It also urges legislature to require TRPA funded projects be subject to the competitive scoring system established by TPWD. These resolutions are an effective way to notify our elected officials on the support and importance of the Parks & Recreation Industry. Please encourage the departments in your region to bring the resolutions to their elected officials for consideration by December 14.
Learn about our newest initiative:
Help us celebrate with state agencies who have been awarded grant funding for playground equipment of their choosing.
PlayCore's Center for Professional Development will provide state wide professional development services, and GameTime is providing up to $1 million dollars in matching action grant funding to assist one park in each of the five TRAPS Region's best practices!
Purchase the Public Input Process for Parks and Playground Maintenance Books
This text presents the methodology of four models of designing, collecting and interpreting input from residents and users of the community parks and recreation system.
This text allows for front-line supervisors and crews to learn the best practices for the safety and operations of playgrounds
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