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Louisville working to install Wi-Fi at every city park

Louisvillians will will be able to log on outdoors.

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Alberta O. Jones Park (744 S. 23rd St.) was the first Louisville park to offer free Wi-Fi.

Photo by Parks Alliance of Louisville

Last November, Louisville metro officials brought Alberta O. Jones Park online — literally. The newly built park features free Wi-Fi access as well as USB + electrical charging stations near picnic tables.

Now, Louisville Metro officials are working to bring Wi-Fi + digital charging stations to every city park — all 120 of them — by next year. In addition to Alberta O. Jones Park, free Wi-Fi is now available at these other Derby City parks:

  • Algonquin Park (1614 Cypress St.)
  • Ben Washer Park (519 W. Kentucky St.)
  • Boone Square Park (1935 Rowan St.)
  • Lannan Park (901 N. 26th St.)
  • Watterson Lake Park (1714 S. Wheatmore Dr.)

The project will expand to between 30 and 40 parks this year, with an initial focus on parks in low-income areas as a means of battling the digital divide.