Sacramento has installed free Wi-Fi in these 12 City parks with more to come

The City recently finished installing Wi-Fi at 12 parks in Sacramento which will bring free internet access to those who enjoy the outdoors.

Wi-Fi has been available at three parks — Fremont Park, Brooks-Truitt Park and Bill Conlin Youth Sports Complex — since January 2020.

Part of the City’s public/private partnership with Verizon, the free Wi-Fi is only available during the parks’ hours of operation, which run from sunrise to sunset daily. Wi-Fi hours could extend when special events occur.

“I love working on a project that has tangible benefits for residents of this City,” said project manager Natasha Greer. “When everyone has the same access to technology that allows connection to the world, they are more equipped to perform better in work, school and life.”

Free Wi-Fi is now available at these City of Sacramento parks:

  • Fremont Park
  • Brooks Truitt Bark Park
  • Bill Conlin Sports Complex
  • Carl Johnston Park
  • Cabrillo Park
  • Kokomo Park
  • Tahoe Park
  • South Natomas Park
  • Coloma Park
  • Southside Park
  • Garcia Bend Park
  • Robertson Park

To access the Wi-Fi, park visitors need to select “CITY-PARK-FREE-WIFI” as their network on their mobile devices. Once they agree to the terms and conditions, they will be connected to the internet. The Wi-Fi service relies on standard internet equipment and does not use 5G. Informational signage will soon be installed in the parks.

Free Wi-Fi is schedule to be installed at 15 more parks by the end of 2020:

  • Pannell/Meadowview Park
  • George Sim Park
  • Belle Cooledge Park
  • McKinley Park
  • Reichmuth Park
  • North Natomas Regional Park
  • Shasta Park
  • Glenn Hall Park
  • Quail Park
  • Hagginwood Park
  • McClatchy Park
  • Lewis Park
  • North Laguna Creek Park
  • Sutter’s Landing Park
  • William Land Park

The City first installed Wi-Fi at Fremont Park in downtown Sacramento in October  2019.

As part of its commitment to innovation, the City of Sacramento entered into a public/private partnership with Verizon in 2017.

In addition to bringing free Wi-Fi to 27 parks across the city, the partnership facilitates the deployment of 5G mobile networks for homes and businesses, and provides tools to better manage traffic and make streets safer for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.