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Celebrate the holidays at Texas State Parks
Texas has many opportunities to celebrate the holidays at State and local pars. Click here to download "Christmas in the Parks".
What is your city offering for the holidays?
Look for next week's Weekly Wisdom.
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Treasure the memories and history of TRAPS
Complete with history and great photos from throughout the years, the 75th Anniversary book and DVD are ready for purchase.
Use your skills on a TRAPS Task Force
task force interest form
The Texas Recreation and Park Society 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.
Be an early bird:
Save $10 on Full Institute packages
Register for the 2014 Institute & EXPO in Corpus Christi by TODAY, Dec. 6 and save $10 on Full Institute packages. Click here for more information and to register.
2014 Institute & EXPO Events Program
Want to learn more about what the 2014 Institute & EXPO has to offer?
Click here to view the program, which will be featured in the Winter 2013 magazine.
2014 Membership due rates increase
2014 Membership Due Rates (PDF)
Playground Maintenance Academy (PMA) & Public Input Process (PIP)
TRAPS is hosting a Playground Maintenance Academy and Public Input Process training in El Paso Jan. 30. Learn playground safety at the PMA and learn the best strategies to collect public input at the PIP. Attend one or both. Cost is $50 each (both include a book). The registration deadline is Jan. 23.
Could your park be designated as a Lone Star Legacy Park?
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. A designation as a Lone Star Legacy is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a park. Click here to download the application form. The application deadline is Jan. 10, 2014.
Be Your Brand
Attend Brand+Aid Jan. 22-23, 2014
What is the recipe for maintaining a successful marketing division? The Brand+Aid answer is balance, innovation, and an out-of-the-box style of thinking. Learn more at the 3rd annual Brand+Aid Conference Jan. 22-23 at the Ruthie Jackson Conference Center in Grand Prairie.
NRPA Congress award winners and kudos
“The Stars at night are BIG and BRIGHT … Deep in the Heart of Texas…” There were many Texas Stars that were big and bright at the 2013 National Recreation and Park Association Congress held in Houston, TX Oct. 8-10. Click here for a list of Texans who shined at NRPA Congress.
Showcase your business at the Institute & EXPO
Don't miss the opportunity to showcase your product and services as an exhibitor at the TRAPS Institute & EXPO, one of the largest conventions for parks and recreation professionals, Feb. 18 -21, 2014 in Corpus Christi.