Sometimes the worst part about going outside isn't the bugs or the weather. For some it's a feeling that you're not connected anymore. You can't get Wi-Fi. That's one of the reasons the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District decided to install wireless internet access at two city parks.
There is now free Wi-Fi at Harris Riverfront Park and Ritter Park. Board members said the Wi-Fi is up and running and the whole reason behind doing it is to get more people to spend time outside. "Take your laptop. Go to the park. Sit at a park bench. Watch the squirrels. Enjoy your surroundings and still do your work," said Kevin Brady, executive director.
Huntington officials said the free Wi-Fi service is also commercial-free. And according to the city, parents don't have to worry because the Wi-Fi network blocks people trying to get on pornographic web sites.
Rotary Park is expected to be online soon.