To provide education, advocacy and resources to all who enhance the quality of life through parks, open spaces and recreation.
To set the standard for excellence and innovation in parks, open spaces and recreation.
TRAPS believes in I.D.E.A.S.
Promoting high values, ethics and standards in Texas communities and the profession.
Enhancing the person, community and the profession via quality training and resources.
Raising standards for parks, open spaces and recreation so to enhance the quality of life.
Advancing decisions, actions and policy to promote the benefits of parks, recreation, conservation, tourism and wellness.
Focusing on individual development and well-being, facilitating partnerships and fostering responsible stewardship.
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.
North Region Director:
Heather K. Lambert, CTRS, CPRP
Recreation Services Supervisor
City of Garland