Rockwall Parks & Recreation wins the Texas Recreation & Parks Societies Gold Medal Award

March 9, 2017
by Andrew Ainsworth

Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department Wins TRAPS Gold Medal!!

The Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department was recently honored at the 2017 Texas Recreation & Parks Society (TRAPS) state conference in two different categories. The 1st award received was the Gold Medal Award. The TRAPS Gold Medal Award is given to honor departments for excellence in the field of recreation and park management for the past three (3) years.

Promotional Award

This award honors the most outstanding promotional efforts of a park, recreation and leisure agency for the past year. The department won this award for the awareness campaign centered around the slogan ” Go Outside & Play”. The Go Outside & Play campaign ties together a consistent look and feel to all Parks & Recreation initiatives. The culmination of these efforts can be seen at


I’m originally from Round Rock just north of Austin. I’m a 2011 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station(Whoop!). I love to be outside and probably my greatest outdoor activity would have to be fishing or camping. I like to kayak fish on Phelps Lake here in Rockwall or on Hubbard if the weather is nice.