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Alexa, Ask My University Park, What's in the news?

November 20, 2017
Introducing Community Connect
University Park is the first city in the U.S. to offer Community Connect to its residents.
 

Using Alexa-powered devices, like Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show, Community Connect provides residents with general community news and events, road closure information and emergency alerts. Community Connect also lets residents listen to articles from The Arbor, the City's monthly newsletter, and acquire basic information about municipal services and hours of operation.

The Community Connect platform was developed by Imaginuity, a full-service digital marketing agency based in Dallas. Imaginuity helped the City launch its first website in 2003.  Since then, our collaboration has involved several website enhancements.  So, we were delighted when the firm asked if the city was interested in being involved with the development of this exciting new tool for resident outreach and engagement.   

To use Community Connect, residents must add this free skill to their Alexa app. To add the University
Park skill, click on the UP icon below.


Asking your Alexa device to give you information about University Park is easy.  Start with "Alexa, Ask My University Park" Then, use the specific prompts listed below. 

-  Alexa, Ask My University Park, what's in the news?

- Alexa, ask My University Park 
what are the events?

- Alexa, ask My University Park how is the traffic?

- Alexa, ask My University Park  to read The Arbor. 


General Information provided by Alexa - Community Connect

What are the hours for ...

the Peek Service Center
the public library
the Holmes Aquatic Center

What is the address for  ...

City Hall
the Peek Service Center
the public library
the Holmes Aquatic Center


What is the phone number for ...

City Hall
the Peek Service Center
the public library

What are building hours for the City?
What is the City's non-emergency number?
What day is trash collected?
When does the City collect trash?
When can I water my lawn?