Texas Recreation and Park
Society North Region

About Us: The Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) is a nonprofit educational and professional organization founded 77 years ago to advance the profession of parks, recreation, and leisure services in Texas.

Our Mission: Texas Recreation and Park Society Advances the quality of life industry through Connections, Advocacy, Resources and Education (C.A.R.E.)

Upcoming events

  • 03 Oct 2019

    North Region Maintenance Rodeo

    The TRAPS Maintenance Rodeo allows teams from the Region to compete in a variety of maintenance competitions.  This fun and…
  • 09 Oct 2019

    Playground Maintenance Academy

    Hurst Justice Center 825 Thousand Oaks Dr., Hurst, TX 76054 The Playground Maintenance Academy introduces best practices for the safety…
  • 11 Oct 2019

    North Region Golf Tournament

    The TRAPS North Regional Golf Tournament is one of the highlights of the year! Over 140 professionals converge in one…

Our Vision:

To be the champion for engaged communities, wellness lifestyles and greenspaces.

The Society serves as a clearinghouse of information and resources to help with a wide range of challenges facing park, recreation, and leisure service professionals. These include: programming, grant and aid applications, coordinating events, promoting projects, advocacy and legislative awareness, job postings, and professional development and training.

A state affiliate member of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), TRAPS also maintains professional affiliate relationships with several state universities, athletic and civic organizations, recreational entities, state agencies, and commercial vendors who provide services or programs related to parks, recreation, and leisure service management.

TRAPS North Region Supporters

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Albert Einstein