More Charging Stations, Wi-Fi Hot Spots Coming to NYC Parks

Free Wi-Fi and charging stations are coming to more New York City parks.

The city and AT&T announced on Tuesday it was adding Wi-Fi hot spots and solar-powered mobile device charging stations to dozens of parks in all five of the city’s boroughs. The move marks a major expansion of a program to bring Wi-Fi to city parks.

“Through amenities like Wi-Fi and charging stations in parks, we help increase technological access, while gathering insights into how our visitors engage our green spaces; insights that strengthen our strategic approach to building a better park system for the future,” said New York City Parks commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.

Since the program was launched, more than 8.6 million users have connected to free Wi-Fi in city parks.

Solar charging units have been in the city since 2013, when AT&T brought them in the wake of Sandy.

Below are locations in each borough that will have free Wi-Fi and charging stations.


Wi-Fi hot spots

  • Marcus Garvey Park
  • Thomas Jefferson Park
  • Tompkins Square Park
  • The Battery (Bosque Area and Ferry Landings)
  • Central Park (Rumsey Playfield, CP Zoo, Mineral Springs and Tavern on the Green)
  • Thomas Paine Park/Foley Square
  • Holcombe Rucker Park
  • The High Line

Charging Stations

  • Lower Manhattan (Wall Street, Albany Street, Coenties)
  • Union Square Park (17th and Broadway, 15th and Union Square West)
  • Marcus Garvey Park


Wi-Fi hot spots

  • Prospect Park Picnic House
  • Herbert Von King Park
  • McCarren Park Field House
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park (Piers 1, 5 and 6)
  • Fort Greene Park

Charging Stations

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park (Carousel and Pier 1)
  • Dumbo Heights Plaza
  • Prospect Park (Lefrak Center and Vanderbilt Playground)
  • Sunset Park
  • Coney Island Boardwalk (Luna Park and Aquarium)


Wi-Fi hot spots

  • Astoria Park
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Queens Zoo)
  • MacDonald Park

Charging Stations

  • Flushing Meadows Park (David Dinkins Circle and Ederle Terrace)
  • West Side Tennis Center
  • Rockaway Beach (107th, 97th, 86th Streets)
  • Corona Plaza (Roosevelt and 104th)

The Bronx

 Wi-Fi hot spots

  • Joyce Kilmer Park
  • Devoe Park
  • Hunts Point Riverside Park

Charging Stations

  • Joyce Kilmer Park      
  • Orchard Beach Promenade 

Staten Island

 Wi-Fi hot spots

  • Clove Lakes Park
  • Ocean Breeze Park

Charging Stations

  • South Beach
  • Midland Beach
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