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List of Little Rock parks, community centers with free access to Wi-Fi

Little Rock has a free broadband project in an effort to give residents more access to the internet while the pandemic stymies online learning and working from home.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. and Chief Education Officer Dr. Jay Barth announced a free broadband project in an effort to give residents more access to the internet while the pandemic stymies online learning and working from home. 

To see a map of the public spaces that offer free access to the internet, you can click here

"Access to broadband is not just a rural issue in our state, but it is also an urban issue, one worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic," Mayor Scott said. 

"While we've provided a short-term solution, we'll continue the work to ensure all Little Rock residents-no matter their incomes-have access to a service that is as fundamental as water or electricity to life in the 21st century. These long-term solutions will promote educational opportunity, economic empowerment, and quality of live and place across our community."

The parks included in the project are:

  • War Memorial
  • Morehart
  • Wakefield
  • Fletcher
  • Boyle
  • Hindman
  • Murray

Within these parks are a total of 16 pavilions equipped with broadband internet.

Five Community Centers have also been equipped with Wi-Fi access and will create options for future virtual learning opportunities and enhanced workshops and community meetings over time. All south of I-630, these are:

  • Centre at University Park
  • Dunbar Community Center
  • Stephens Community Center
  • Southwest Community Center
  • West Central Community Center