City Officials Launch WiFi in Parks

City officials Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Mark Farrell, Miguel A. Gamino, Naomi Kelly, Jane Kim, and Phil Ginsburg launch WiFi in 32 parks in SF

Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Mark Farrell and other city officials, including the Department of Technology’s Miguel A. Gamiño; city administrator Naomi Kelly; Supervisor Jane Kim; and Rec and Park GM Phil Ginsburg, were on hand at Tenderloin Recreation Center on October 1 to launch free Wi-Fi connectivity in 32 city parks. The Wi-Fi in Parks project was made possible through the city’s partnership with Google and the San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology and Innovation (sf.citi).

Whether you’re working away from the office, tweeting about a special event, or looking up the location of the nearest playground with your handy Rec and Park iPhone app, technology is changing the way we work, play and communicate in our parks.

The addition of Wi-Fi in our parks allows people more and better connectivity to keep tabs on their busy lives while enjoying the serenity of their local park, and will allow park users to more easily access information about their parks, register for programs or sign up to volunteer at their local park.

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