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84th Texas Legislature

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TRAPS became the official affiliate of Texas Municipal League.


Upcoming Events

*CPSI Course January 20-22

*Brand+Aid     January 21-22

*Walk the Halls January 28

*East Region Workshop February 5

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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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Parks Day at the Capitol- Register Today

Parks Day Schedule

Thanks to officials from:

Allen Arlington Austin*
Bastrop Bastrop County Baytown
Bedford* Conroe Dallas*
Deer Park Duncanville Elgin
Fort Worth Galveston Garland*
Georgetown Grapevine Greater Houston Region Partners
Harker Heights Hutto Lancaster*
Leander McAllen* Navasota*
New Braunfels* North Richland Hills Odessa*
Richardson* Rockwall* Rowlett
San Antonio Smithville Sugar Land
The Colony The Colony Comm. Dev. Corp The Woodlands Township
West University Place Wylie  *pending

for signing the 84th Session Legislature Resolution.

Who will be next?...It's never too late to pass resolutions... Click here to download the prepared 84th Session Legislature Resolution for your community to support legislation that increases funding for Texas parks and recreation. Upon certification, e-mail your community’s resolution to the TRAPS office.

2015 TRAPS Institute & Expo!


Registration is open for the 2015 TRAPS Institute & Expo March 2-6! Click here for more information.*Register before February 6, 2015 to avoid late fees*

Program Descriptions and Learning Outcomes 

Educational Program Description & Learner Outcomes

Updated Hotel Information

  • MCM Elegante Suites- Full* 
    • 4250 Ridgemont Dr.
    • (325) 698-1234 
    • $107 single/double and $117 triple/quad Includes cook to order breakfast and transportation shuttle from hotel to civic center.
  • Comfort Suites University- Full
    • 1902 E. Overland Trail
    • (325) 672-0338
    • $75 single and $85 double Includes hot breakfast and no shuttle from hotel to civic center.
    • *There is no designated room block, rooms are first come first serve.
  • Residence Inn 
    • 1641 Musgrave Blvd
    • (325) 677-8700
    • $99 Studio Suite and $109 One bed suite
    • Room Block: G1661
  • Courtyard by Marriott

2015 TRAPS Institute and EXPO- Vendor Information
Vendors- please visit our Vendor Page for more information.

CPSI Course

The CPSI Course is now closed. There will be another CPSI course offered May 19-21 in Arlington, TX... registration information to come. 

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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