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State Park Impact Study


TRAPS at TML

Parks Can Increase Your Bottom Line and Quality of Life

84th Texas Legislature

Weekly Wisdom 

2/06/15
Grassroots Gumption


TRAPS became the official affiliate of Texas Municipal League.

TRAPS/TMPRTA 10-3-14


Upcoming Events

*2015 Institute & Expo
March 2-6

*TRAPS Board of Directors Meeting March 3


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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:

2015 TRAPS Institute & Expo- 

March 2-6, 2015 in Abilene, TX

Advance registration is now closed.  Attendees can register on-site in Abilene!

New Schedule: Thursday, March 5

  • Noon: -Exhibit Hall opens -Volunteer Check-in
  • 12:30-1:45 p.m.: Lunch will be served (Chickfila and Jason's Deli) in rooms I-IV
  • 1-4 p.m.: Playground Maintenance Academy (PMA) in CC room 209/210
  • 2-3:15 p.m.: Educational Sessions (updates have been made to the schedule)
  • 4:15-6:15 p.m.: TPRF Auction in the CC Foyer
  • 6:30 p.m.: Awards Dinner in CC rooms I-IV
  • 9 p.m.: Director's Social at the MCM Elegante

TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE:

  • 3-6 p.m. MCM Elegante to Civic Center Loop
  • 8-9:30 p.m. Civic Center to MCM Elegante Loop

For more information over the Institute & Expoclick here.


CPSI Course

Registration for the CPSI course on May 19-21 in Arlington, TX is NOW OPEN! 

Register Online HERE or download the CPSI Registration Form

Parks Day at the Capitol

Thank you to everyone who came out to the capitol to show their support! We are off to a great start, but we still have a long way to go. There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the session to assist!

Special Thanks to officials from:

Addison* Allen Angleton
Arlington Austin* Bastrop
Bastrop County Baytown Bedford*
Brownwood Conroe Corpus Christi
Dallas* Deer Park DeSoto
Duncanville Elgin Fort Worth
Galveston Galveston County Garland
Georgetown Grapevine Greater Houston Region Partners
Harker Heights Hurst Hutto
Kingsville City Lake Jackson Lancaster
Laredo* Leander Mansfield
McAllen* Navasota* New Braunfels*
North Richland Hills Odessa* Prosper
Richardson Rockwall* Rowlett
San Angelo San Antonio Smithville
Strawn Sugar Land The Colony
The Colony Comm. Dev. Corp The Woodlands Township Webster
West University Place Wylie *pending

for signing the 84th Session Legislature Resolution.

Who will be next?...It's never too late to pass resolutions... Click here to download the prepared 84th Session Legislature Resolution for your community to support legislation that increases funding for Texas parks and recreation. Upon certification, e-mail your community’s resolution to the TRAPS office.


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

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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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