On Wednesday October 7, the cities of Southlake and Grapevine co-hosted the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) North Region Parks Rodeo at the newly renovated Bicentennial Park. Twenty-eight cities from across the Metroplex came out to compete in the event.
The Parks Rodeo is an annual event held by TRAPS member cities. During the competition, parks professionals compete in a variety of events including trailer backing, zero-turn mowers and backpack courses; plant identification; irrigation assembly; backhoe operation; and nail driving. Participants compete either as individuals or part of a team depending on the event. The top five individual or team finishers in each event qualify for the state-level competition held during the annual TRAPS State Conference.
In addition to individual/team awards, the three cities with the most points at the end of the competition are also recognized. This year first place went to Farmers Branch, second place to Denton and third place to Carrollton.
Over 30 vendors were also present during the event to exhibit equipment, supplies and services used in facility and grounds maintenance.
Southlake and Grapevine would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2015 TRAPS North Region Parks Rodeo: Professional Turf Products (title sponsor); O’Donnell’s Landscape Services, Inc. and Prolawn Commercial, LLC (lunch sponsors); Rita’s Italian Ice; Recreation Consultants of Texas, LLC; la terra studio; Lea Park and Play; and Arbor Masters Tree Service.
Among several family friendly activities, the event will feature a Chuckwagon Lunch.
The community is invited to attend.
Frost Bank is a sponsor of the Carroll Dragons.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE SPOKES4HOPE RODEO – THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2012. The Spokes4Hope Foundation’s Annual Keller & Southlake Police Motorcycle Rodeo begins at 10:00 a.m. at Cabela’s. Spokes4Hope benefits children of North Texas who are less fortunate or have suffered abuse. Last year more than 3,000 bicycles were purchased through donations, assembled by volunteers and given to some very special children.
Your donation of $75.00 will provide a bicycle, helmet and a teddy bear and will help transform a child’s life this Christmas. You can donate individually or as a group. Along with your gift, each child will receive a card with your name or the name of your group.
Simply make your check out to Spokes4Hope (A 501.(c)3 non-profit organization) and drop it off at our DPS HQ at 600 State Street, Southlake, TX or you can mail it in to the same address, zip code 76092 c/o Southlake Police Officer Alton Wells.
For more information go to www.Spokes4Hope.com or contact: (817) 690-6272 Police Officer Alton Wells or Kevin Howell at (817)703-4853. And thank you for your generosity.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 — 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Cabela’s at 12901 Cabela Drive, Fort Worth, TX
7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. — Motorcycle Practice Run
10:00 a.m. — Open to the Public
12:00 p.m. (Noon) — Opening Ceremonies
2:00 p.m. — Santa Bike Gifting
5:00 p.m. — Trophies Awarded