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.
2014 Congress state housing block open
The state housing block is officially open for the 2014 NRPA Congress in Charlotte NC, October 14-16. Click here to book a room in your state block. Enter your state username and password:
- Username: texas
- Password: ranger
Room Block Deadline: ALL individual names must be reserved into your block prior to July 16, 2014, EOB. Rooms remaining in your block after July 16, 2014 will be released for general sale.
TAAF/TRAPS Sports Management School (S.M.S. University)
The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation and the Texas Recreation and Park Society are pleased to continue the successful Sports Management School (S.M.S University) April 23-24 in College Station. The S.M.S. includes a 1st year and a 2nd year sports program and a maintenance program. Recipients will receive a crash course on the topics of athletics, taught by "gurus" in the Parks and Recreation field.
Learn, Connect & Grow at the Texas Day Camp Summit
Attend the Texas Day Camp Summit 2014 for up to two days of education, fun and networking April 24-25 in New Braunfels.
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Help TRAPS work for you
Want 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 form to email@example.com or send to P.O Box 5188, Jonestown, TX 78645
Volunteer Interest Form
TRAPS honors 2014 Award winners in Corpus Christi
Congratulations to the 2014 TRAPS Award winners! The winners received their awards at the Institute & EXPO annual awards ceremony Feb. 21 in Corpus Christi. Winners will be featured in the spring TRAPS magazine.
TRAPS honors 2014 Lone Star Legacy Parks at Institute & EXPO
The 2014 Lone Star Legacy Parks were honored at the 2014 Institute & EXPO General Session in Corpus Christi. A Lone Star Legacy Park is a park that holds special prominence in the local community and the state of Texas. These parks have endured the test of time and have become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on their grounds. The winners will be featured in the spring TRAPS magazine.
TRAPS installs 2014 officers
The 2014 TRAPS Board and Branch leadership officers were installed at the 2014 Institute & EXPO Awards Luncheon.
Education Session presentations
Are you a speaker? E-mail presentations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute & EXPO General Session Fun
Corpus Christi staff pose with Corpus Christi Hooks Mascot, Sammy the Seagull. Left-Right: Lisa Oliver, Michael Morris, Sammy the Seagull, and Ericka Maldonado during the Institute & EXPO General Session in Corpus Christi.The fun-filled session included appearances from the Corpus Christi Hooks Mascot, Sammy The Seagull; a highly entertaining Keynote and the Lone Star Legacy Park presentation.
Photo by Edgar De La Garza, DLG Photography
Maintenance Rodeo in the news
Congratulations to the 2014 Maintenance Rodeo winners!
PICTURED: Maintenance Rodeo participants by the bay
- Photo by Edgar De La Garza with DLG Photography
Join Texas Recreation and Park Society on social media. Mention the 2014 Institute & EXPO at #TRAPSInstitute. Share what you learned during the event. Your quote could be featured in future print and online publications.
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