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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:

Join us at the 2016 Congress:

TRAPS has a Texas Block of rooms for 2016 Congress (Deadline: July 15) :  Steps to follow:

  1. Register for conference and get your Record ID (there will be a link in your notice taking you to housing)
  2. When you get to hotel registration page you will need to click on “State Delegates” and provide them the state login (StLouis16) and password (bluebonnet) which will then opening up the Texas room block.  TRAPS has a hotel bundle: Hilton Ball Park, Embassy Suites Downtown and the Hampton Inn Downtown
  3. Follow the process through paying deposit and submitting reservation.

Advocate for your park with grant funding:

View our webinars to learn more about the new initiative.

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! 

    Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 29

    for Members: $325

    for Non-Members: $425

    On Site Registration:

    for Members: $450

    for Non-Members: $550

    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: 

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