Get the word out! The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) was founded to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experience to park, recreation, and leisure service professionals throughout the state. Newly employed professionals in the field are best served by drawing on the experience of those who have served before them.
Membership in the Texas Recreation and Park Society means greater influence on a regional, state, and national level to continue providing the highest level of quality leisure services to the citizens and constituents we are employed to serve.
How to become a Member
To become a member, please print out and complete theMembership FormorJoin online. Type or print legibly, and send the form, with payment, to the Texas Recreation and Park Society, PO Box 5188, Jonestown, TX 78645. Payment must be received in order to process. No PO's will be accepted. We gladly accept Visa and MasterCard. Sorry, we do not take American Express or Discover. If you have questions, contact the Membership Services Department today to find out which category of Society membership you are qualified to join.
Benefits of Being a Member of TRAPS
Publications and Information are available to members through the Texas Talk e-newsletter, Texas Recreation and Park Society Magazine, and a copy of the Annual Membership Directory and Buyer's Guide.
Networking and Mentor Opportunities are afforded at at the regional and state conferences, and current job postings and information are provided through publications and the TRAPS website.
Training and Certification Programs are offered at the Annual Institute and Trade Show, regional conferences and workshops, and through our affiliation with NRPA.
Scholarships and Awards presented each year at the Institute honor the outstanding achievements and programs of members, citizens and agencies.
Legislative Advocacy and Awareness as our Legislative Committee and NRPA affiliates keep members up-to-date on emerging issues and create pathways for communicating with legislators at the state and national levels.
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Attend! Stay tuned to upcoming events in your area where you will have an opportunity to meet other Society members and take advantage of the benefits of belonging to the only state organization specifically devoted to enhancing the professionalism of the field of parks, recreation, and leisure services. Volunteer! Serve on one of the standingcommittees, or get actively involved with one of the regional planning committees that promote the activities of the Society. For information regarding events in yourregion, please contact the Society office or your regional director. Promote! Encourage staff and peers in your department, or in departments you deal with regularly, to join and become actively involved in the Society. The organization as a whole, and you individually, have much to gain by diversifying and broadening the base of skills, knowledge, and ability within our profession.