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State Park Impact Study


Parks Can Increase Your Bottom Line and Quality of Life

84th Texas Legislature

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Planting Native is a Matter of Life and Death

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TRAPS became the official affiliate of Texas Municipal League on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014


Upcoming Events

*Brand+Aid     January 21-22

*Walk the Halls January 28

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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:

Registration is now open for the 2015 TRAPS Institute & Expo March 2-6! Click here for more information.

2015 Lone Star Legacy ParksLone Star Legacy

Could your park be designated as a Lone Star Legacy Park? 

2014 TRAPS elections results


  • President Elect – Scott Swigert, CPRP
  • At Large 2 Director – Sharon Davis
  • East Region – Jennifer Jones
  • North Region – Trent Kelley
  • South Region – Kristin Connor, CPRP, NAC, CPO

2015 TRAPS Awards and Citations Nominations

We believe that every agency has at least one award worthy person, project or program to brag about!  Take a moment to review the categories and criteria to submit a nomination.  Nomination submissions are due by Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and the winners will be announced at the 2015 Institute and Expo in Abilene, TX.

Click Here to see the categories.

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


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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