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

  • 31 Aug 2022

    Turf Maintenance with Butch DeFillippo

    Sports and recreation facilities that are poorly planned, designed, or constructed often increase participants’ exposure to hazardous conditions and not…
  • 13 Oct 2022

    2022 TRAPS North Maintenance Rodeo

    The City of Irving will host the 2022 TRAPS North Region Park Maintenance Rodeo on Thursday, October 13th. Please remember…
  • 21 Oct 2022

    North Region Golf Tournament

    The TRAPS North Regional Golf Tournament is one of the highlights of the year! Over 140 professionals converge in one…
  • 03 Nov 2022

    2022 TRAPS North Region Conference

    The North Region Conference provides educational and networking opportunities for TRAPS members and related professionals. Conference attendance exceeds 500 professionals…

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

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