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Free Wi-Fi Comes to Six Parks in Los Angeles

August 21, 2014

An overhead view of Echo Park in Los Angeles.

Photo Courtesy of The Los Angeles Times

"Free Wi-Fi is now available to visitors at six parks throughout the city. Park-goers will be able to connect their laptops, tablets and e-readers to public Wi-Fi networks at Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square, Reseda Park and Venice Beach.

The city's Department of Recreation and Parks teamed up with American Park Network to install the free Wi-Fi. The system was paid for entirely by Toyota, according to American Park Network Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Mark Saferstein, who said the free Wi-Fi is intended to get more people to enjoy the city's parks. Saferstein said the speed of the Wi-Fi service varies depending on the park, but he said users will have high-speed connections that will allow them to check their email or post a picture to social media. However, park goers shouldn't expect to be able use the Wi-Fi to stream movies."

Read more at The Los Angeles Times