Woodruff Park, already a downtown haven for restaurants, shops and the occasional free yoga class, will soon receive free Wi-Fi thanks to a partnership involving Georgia’s Own Credit Union.
Southwest Airlines’ Heart of the Community, which helps enliven public spaces while encouraging people to bond with their neighbors and environment, funded the project, according to a Curbed Atlanta article.
The Wi-Fi will act as a convenience for the countless members of Atlanta’s business community who frequent the park, but it will also serve a humanitarian purpose. Woodruff Park has long attracted a significant population of homeless. The partnership hopes internet access could help homeless people search for jobs, using computers borrowed from the Woodruff Park Library.
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