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.
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National Playground Safety Inspector Certification Course and Exam Sponsored by the National Recreation and Park Association's (NRPA), the Playground Safety Inspector Certification Course provides the most comprehensive and widely recognized training available on playground hazard identification and risk management.
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Learn about our newest initiative:
View our webinars to learn more about our newest collaboration with PlayCore and GameTime.
June 22 Session: "Creating Community Destinations that Support Healthy Play"
July 12 Session: Grant Overview
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!
Public Input Process for Parks and Recreation Planning
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. The four models discussed are citizen survey, public hearing, small group and charette. The decision of which public input method is most appropriate is best decided by the local community agency after they determine the goals for the public input process and their available resources.
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