Elgin parks department recognized for pandemic activities Posted in: Lifestyle Every year, the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) Central Region recognizes excellence in parks and recreation departments throughout Central Texas. The Elgin Parks and Recreation Department recently received two Central Texas TRAPS awards for their hard work in supporting community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elgin’s Parks and Recreation Department received the Lone Star Programming Award for TRAPS Central Region for the Cardboard Boat Race that took place over the summer 2020. The goal of this program was to support STEM programming by encouraging families and children to engineer and build a boat from cardboard and duct tape that would ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!