SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Starting Wednesday, you’ll be able to surf the Internet for free in certain public parks, plazas and San Francisco recreation centers.

The city is rolling out free WiFi service at 30 open spaces thanks to a $600,000 gift from Google. It’s part of a goal to make Internet service a right, not a luxury.

The money will cover the cost for the city to buy and install the WiFi equipment and two years worth of maintenance at the parks.

Program leaders say uploading and downloading speeds will be fast while logged on.

There’s already free access in parts of City Hall, San Francisco International Airport, along the Market Street corridor and at public housing developments.

To connect to the free WiFi, select the network #SFWiFi, launch a web browser and click the button to accept the terms and conditions.

Here are the parks, plazas and open spaces offering free WiFi:

1. ALAMO SQUARE
2. BALBOA PARK
3. BERNAL HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER
4. BOEDDEKER PARK
5. CHINESE RECREATION CENTER
6. CIVIC CENTER PLAZA
7. CORONA HEIGHTS
8. CROCKER AMAZON PLAYGROUND
9. DUBOCE PARK
10. EUREKA VALLEY REC CENTER
11. GENE FRIEND REC CENTER/SOMA
12. HAMILTON REC CENTER
13. HUNTINGTON PARK
14. JOSEPH LEE RECREATION CENTER
15. JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA
16. MARGARET HAYWARD
17. MARINA GREEN
18. MINNIE & LOVIE WARD REC CENTER
19. MISSION DOLORES PARK
20. MISSION REC CENTER
21. PALEGA RECREATION CENTER
22. PORTSMOUTH SQUARE
23. RICHMOND RECREATION CENTER
24. ST MARY’S REC CENTER
25. ST MARY’S SQUARE
26. SUE BIERMAN PARK
27. SUNNYSIDE PLAYGROUND
28. SUNSET PLAYGROUND
29. TENDERLOIN CHILDREN’S REC CENTER
30. UNION SQUARE
31. UPPER NOE RECREATION CENTER
32. WASHINGTON SQUARE

 More info from the City of San Francisco.

Comments (3)
  1. godojoaquin says:

    Reblogged this on I AM GODO and commented:
    Great news!!! Opps…i just remembered….I’m in Oakland!!!!

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