Texas Statewide Education and Funding InitiativeTRAPS Promotes Community Health and Innovative Partnerships for Play
A Texas-Sized Commitment to Healthy Communities
Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS), PlayCore and GameTime are working together to provide quality education, evidence-based resources and funding opportunities to create healthy play and recreation spaces across the state of Texas.
The statewide initiative included professional development events in regions across Texas. Attendees received CEU hours and learned best practices in the areas of inclusive play, outdoor physical activity for children and adults, nature and trail-based play and much more!
Workshop attendees also learned details about a funding opportunity that will help them put research into action in your community.
Provide Professional Development Events
Broaden the knowledge base across the state
Presented by PlayCore master trainers, these half-day CEU workshops cover important topics such as designing inclusive play and recreation spaces, creating nature-infused and trail-based play environments, encouraging greater physical activity for children and promotion of health and wellness for older teens and adults.
Deploy Research and Outcomes Tracking
Set the standard and improve quality of life
By gaining a better understanding of how parks are used across the state of Texas, TRAPS agencies can adjust programming and usage to better serve children and families and have a greater impact on quality of life.
Develop Joint Use Ventures
Align parks, schools and health partners
Bringing together the right partners means sharing services and increasing social capital in the process. Working as a team, we can make Texas a happier, healthier place to live, work and play!
Provide Matching Funds Assistance
Put research into action
GameTime is awarding matching funds to qualifying agencies who submit applications after attending a TRAPS statewide initiative event. Your application will include an essay that describes your community playground needs and desired outcomes.