How do the new lightning strike detectors work and where are they located?

The McKinney Parks and Recreation Department has installed lightning strike detectors for seven fields. Each detector has its own weather station and a public address system. A siren will sound if there is lightning in the area. 


A lightning indicator is also available on the web page for each of the seven fields. If the rectangle is green, the fields at the park are clear. If the rectangle is red, lightning is in the area. The message will also be shown in words. The widgets refresh every five minutes.


Fields with Lightning Detectors



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1. How do the new lightning strike detectors work and where are they located?
2. What are city park hours?
3. Which parks have reservable pavilions?
4. Is camping allowed in the city?
5. Are remote controlled boats allowed in McKinney's parks?
6. Where can I find a trail map?
7. What are the hours of operation for city splash pads?
8. Can I reserve athletic fields?
9. How do I host a special event in a city park?
10. How can I check field conditions in the event of bad weather?
11. What is allowed while camping at Erwin park?
12. Can I host a birthday party at a city park?
13. How can I volunteer at a city park?
14. How can I participate in the design of new parks in McKinney?
15. Is alcohol allowed at city parks?