March 30, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
Gantry Plaza State Park now has free WiFi service, New York State Parks announced today.
Users can access the WiFi service, called “Oh, Ranger!” Wi-Fi, by selecting the network on their devices and accepting the terms and conditions. The service, including its equipment, installation, programming, and maintenance, is handled by Toyota.
The “Oh, Ranger” system will also provide users with information on the park, including a list of upcoming programs and events, volunteering opportunities, and data on park visitation. The portal is curated by the American Park Network.
“New York’s remarkable state park system welcomes tens of millions each year, and more and more families are looking to explore the outdoors and make the most of precious leisure time by having access to popular conveniences.” said NY State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. “Working with our partners, we are pleased to expand this valuable service at these treasured parks and destinations for the coming season, building on our commitment to improving the overall visitor experience.”
Toyota said it aims to promote the use of park space in the areas it works.
“We’re grateful for this opportunity and hope that it will enhance the experience of visiting these New York public parks,” said Steven Curtis, Vice President of Engagement Marketing and Media for Toyota North America.
The park is one of several to see an expansion of WiFi service, including Roberto Clemente in the Bronx, and Bear Mountain State Park in the Hudson Valley. The project is part of Cuomo’s multi-year $900 million plan to fund state parks.