This free service is made available through a partnership with Toyota (specifically the Prius Plug-in Hybrid), the various Parks Departments, and the American Park Network. All of the equipment and installation is being installed at no cost to taxpayers.
Six popular city parks and beaches in Los Angeles will now get to enjoy the free service, called Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi, including Griffith Observatory, Venice Beach, and Echo Park Lake. This will be the first time Wi-Fi has been installed in any park in Los Angeles and starts the city on its path towards providing free access to Wi-Fi across the city.
“We’re thrilled to partner with American Park Network and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to help make Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi a reality for the visitors who attend these six tremendously popular parks here in Los Angeles,” said Dionne Colvin-Lovely, National Director, Traditional and Digital Media, Toyota, in a statement. “Supporting the needs of parks and their visitors is a perfect fit for the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, we particularly welcome the opportunity to make a difference, here, in our own backyard, by improving the park going experience for Angelenos throughout the city.”
In New York, free public Wi-Fi is now available at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa, and East River State Parks. And visitors at Liberty State Park in New Jersey can enjoy the free service as well.