Bringing the Los Angeles city parks system into the 21st century, a pilot program began Thursday to create Wi-Fi hot spots at five parks and a beach site to allow residents to remain connected and report any problems they see.
Called “Oh Ranger! Wi-Fi,” the program became available at Reseda Park, Cabrillo Beach, Echo Park Lake, Griffith Observatory, Pershing Square and Venice Beach.
Funding for the program came from Toyota Motors. Officials did not say how much the company paid.
Also as part of the program, the city rolled out a new mobile website to provide park information.
The site is available at m.laparks.org and provides a variety of information on upcoming events, services and programs available at parks and an area for residents to report service requests.