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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. 

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In preparation for the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature, the Legislative Committee is collecting resolutions supporting the passage of legislation for fair distribution of the sporting goods sales tax revenue for local and state parks. It also urges legislature to require TRPA funded projects be subject to the competitive scoring system established by TPWD.  These resolutions are an effective way to notify our elected officials on the support and importance of the Parks & Recreation Industry. Please encourage the departments in your region to bring the resolutions to their elected officials for consideration by December 14.

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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:

Help us celebrate with state agencies who have been awarded grant funding for playground equipment of their choosing.

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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