Central Park Zoo and Brooklyn's Fort Green Park Turn On Free AT&T Wi-Fi

New Signage at All Locations Will Continue to Increase Awareness Among Park Visitors

New York, New York, February 16, 2012

Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park and Manhattan’s Central Park Zoo are the 18th and 19th New York City park locations to turn on free AT&T* Wi-Fi service. The company announced a partnership with the Bloomberg Administration last June to offer the service in parks across the five boroughs. The wildly popular initiative, which even in the off-season has seen parks visitors making more than 4,000 connections per day, allows any Wi-Fi enabled smartphone and tablet user regardless of carrier to connect to the AT&T Wi-Fi network. In addition, the New York City Parks Department is placing signs at each location to increase awareness among visitors.

Brooklyn tourists and residents can access Fort Greene Park’s Wi-Fi near the visitor’s center. The additional Central Park site joins Mineral Springs, Tavern on the Green and AT&T’s seasonal Summer Stage deployment at Rumsey Playfield. Visitors to the Central Park Zoo will have access to AT&T Wi-Fi by the main entrance, food court and central garden areas.

“This initiative has been a huge success and we’re thrilled that visitors to New York City’s  most popular parks can stay connected all year round,” said Tom DeVito, AT&T vice president and general manager for New York and New Jersey. “We look forward to bringing even more parks online in the coming months so that more smartphone and tablet users can take advantage of this service.”

The launch is part of a five-year digital initiative with Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City of New York to provide free Wi-Fi at 26 locations in 20 New York City parks across the five boroughs. In addition to Fort Greene Park and Central Park Zoo, New Yorkers can now access free AT&T Wi-Fi at many other park locations across all five boroughs including:  

  • Herbert Von King Park
  • McCarren Park Field House
  • Pier 1 and Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Prospect Park Picnic House
  • Astoria Park
  • Tompkins Square Park
  • Marcus Garvey Park
  • Clove Lakes Park
  • Battery Bosque and Ferry Landing at Battery Park
  • Thomas Jefferson Park
  • Joyce Kilmer Park
  • Mineral Springs, Tavern on the Green, Rumsey Playfield in Central Park
  • Devoe Park

AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** with nearly 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, including more than 650 hotspot locations in New York’s five boroughs.

For more information on AT&T Wi-Fi locations and instructions on how to connect, visit AT&T Wi-Fi Access.

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