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TRAPS became the official affiliate of Texas Municipal League.


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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:

TRAPS at Texas Municipal League

Since 2014, TRAPS has been a part of the Texas Municipal League as an affiliate member, representing the parks and recreation industry. TRAPS has hosted concurrent sessions, previously during TML and breakout sessions as a part of the affiliation. 

West Region Hotel Reservations

Get ready! The West Region of the Texas Recreation and Park Society will hold their Regional Conference on October 20 and 21st (The Maintenance Rodeo will be held October 20th and the Conference will be held on the 21st).Hotels must be reserved by September 28. (book soon!)

Texas Night at NRPA:

As summer comes to a close, the fall is packed with exciting new events to help you continue growing in the best way possible. Join us on October 5 for Texas Night at NRPA in St. Louis to represent our state on a national level connect with members like you.

Register for CPSI:

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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    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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