Walk the Halls in your District
July is Parks and Recreation Month
Visit your U.S. Congressional Representative in their home district office during the week of July 21-25. Make an appointment to meet with your representative or district office staff. Share with them the NRPA and TRAPS Legislative Platforms including:
- Community Development Block Grants and the Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program
83rd Legislature “Hail Mary” Pass
Thanks to TRAPS members, conference committee and many other advocates, the local parks grant program was given a “Hail Mary” pass.
Former TRAPS Legislative Branch Chairman Mick Massey thanks TRAPS members for their involvement during the legislative session in his letter below:
RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT TEXAS PARKS
Thanks to officials from Levelland, Laguna Vista, Port Isabel, Combes, Cameron County, La
Feria, Primera, Los Fresnos, Odessa, Marble Falls, Arlington,Saginaw, Rancho Viejo, Rio
Hondo, South Padre Island, Brownwood, Pearland, Webster, La Porte, Lake Jackson,
Georgetown, Conroe, Garland, McAllen, The Woodlands Township, Hutto, West University Place,Texarkana, Elgin, Bastrop, San Angelo, Forney, Fort Worth, Kleberg County, Keller,
Murphy, Denison, Mount Vernon, Richardson, El Campo, Grapevine, Rockwall, Harker Heights, Sugar Land, Baytown, Deer Park, and Fort Bend County for signing the 83rd Session
Who will be next? Click here to download the prepared 83rd 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 email@example.com.
83rd Legislature Platform
• Town Hall Meetings to Keep Texas Parks Open:
Meet fellow parks supporters and learn how funding can be restored for Texas parks at one of the Town Hall Meetings throughout the State. Click here for a list of dates and locations.
HISTORY OF PARK GRANT FUNDING
Parks Day at The Capitol Jan. 16:
Thank you to those who walked the halls of the State Capitol for Parks Day at the Capitol Jan. 16. Contact your Legislators to make an appointment with them.
Funding for these grant programs was suspended by the Texas Legislature for Texas state budget years 2012-2013.
PLEASE TELL THE 83rd LEGISLATURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR THE
TEXAS LOCAL PARK GRANT PROGRAM!