Town of Morrisville’s Smart Parks Project
Morrisville has installed occupancy sensors at their town parks to let the community know if they are available for use, enhancing the use of greenspaces and helping residents avoid unnecessary trips to courts and fields when they are occupied. The town has also installed autonomous flood and ground moisture sensors in partnership with Green Stream, an environmental technology firm, so that the parks management team can be alerted of flooding, which has historically been an issue for the town. Data from these sensors are automatically shared with North Carolina Emergency Management and fed into our smart city dashboard, which was created by Sam IT Solutions, a local Durham software company. This information is used to automate field/park closures and is available to the public.