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Georgetown Parks & Recreation

Georgetown Parks and Recreation honored with awards from Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS)

Georgetown Parks and Recreation was awarded the Excellence in Maintenance Award at the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) annual Central Region Workshop on Thursday, Nov. 4 in Temple.

This award recognizes superior maintenance standards and practices including creative approaches to problem solving and innovative methods of maintaining parks and recreation facilities. The Department won for the Equine Obstacle Course at Garey Park.

Based on patron requests, input from community members Carol Belmont and Debbie Sannwaldt, and the vision of donor Jack Garey to bring equine amenities to the park, the maintenance staff at Garey Park constructed the course, featuring 12 elements to challenge a horse and rider. This year-long project was constructed with a budget of $5,000, and all work was completed in-house.

Georgetown’s Parks Maintenance Team also won first place overall at the TRAPS Central Region Maintenance Rodeo on Friday, Nov. 5.

The team won individuals awards:

  • 1st place in Backpack Blower – Carl Williams
  • 1st place in irrigation – William Yoder and Jamie Ruth
  • 1st place in plant ID – Heather Brewer
  • 1st place in backhoe – Ty Greer
  • 6th place in Nail Driving – Juan Valadez

All first place rodeo winners advance to the state conference held in College Station in February.