The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 educational and professional organization founded more than 75 years ago. TRAPS is committed to advancing the field of parks, recreation and leisure services in Texas.
There are approximately 2,000 professional and citizen-advocate members of the Texas Recreation and Park Society. The mission of the organization is to provide professional development, advocacy and resources to all who enhance the quality of life through parks, open spaces and recreation.
Are you a Young Professional (age 35 or younger) who plans to attend NRPA Congress? Apply for an externship, sponsored by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Externs are paired with a mentor and receive up to $750 reimbursement for travel and lodging at NRPA Congress. The application deadline is Friday (June 21st). Download the application and flyer for more information:
Want to teach at the 2014 Institute in Corpus Christi?
TRAPS is now accepting education proposals for educational sessions at the 2014 Institute & EXPO Feb. 18-21 in Corpus Christi. Submit an education proposal to the TRAPS office by July 30th.
The TR Summit is quickly approaching! It will be Aug. 20-23 at Camp For All in Burton.
75th Anniversary book and DVD
Complete with history and great photos from throughout the years, the 75th Anniversary book and DVD are ready for purchase.
Reserve your spot for NRPA Congress:
Attendee registration and state housing blocks are now filling up for the 2013 Congress & EXPO in Houston Oct. 8-10. All individual names must be received by June 28th. For additional information, contact Wyndham Jade, email@example.com.
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New Governance Model
The TRAPS Board of Directors and membership have voted on a new Governance Model and updated Bylaws.
View the links below for more information:
Region Realignment for 2013
Regions by counties
Click here to view background information.
TRAPS Physical Address: 18593 FM 1431, Jonestown, TX 78645 •
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5188, Jonestown, Texas 78645
PHONE: (512) 267-5550 • FAX: (512) 267-5557 • E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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