McKINNEY, TEXAS (June 21, 2016) – The City of McKinney’s Stormwater Management Program is excited to announce a fun geocache treasure hunt “Finding Geo” to encourage residents and visitors to learn about how to keep the city’s creeks clean. Geocaches use GPS coordinates to lead residents to hidden trinkets located in the city’s parks.

“Residents can create lasting memories with their children and friends this summer by joining in on this undated version of a treasure hunt,” said Tricia Haas, City of McKinney Stormwater Inspector. “We hope this is a fun way for people to get outside, earn prizes and learn interesting facts about stormwater.”

There are six geocaches hidden throughout the city that can be located using a GPS receiver or a smart phone. Once residents find the general location of the geocache, look high and low to locate the hidden treasure. Caches cannot be buried, but may be located under items in the landscape, such as rocks, leaves and grass, or inside an old hollow tree.

For more information on “Finding Geo” and a full list of coordinates, visit


About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America, published by Money Magazine. McKinney has a current population of more than 162,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at