The Mansfield Connects Public Wi-Fi program launched last month in seven locations around the city where residents and visitors can access free, high-speed wireless.
The locations are primarily in parks, although the Wi-Fi will also be available in the Historic Downtown area from Oak to The LOT. The first locations include:
- Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park – 1650 Matlock Road • James McKnight Park East – 700 U.S. 287 North
- Mans Best Field Dog Park – 610 W. Broad St. • McClendon Park East – 740 W. Kimball St.
- McClendon Park West – 799 W. Broad St. • Town Park – 500 N. Main St. • Historic Downtown Mansfield
Three additional locations were also made live at the end of last month. Those include:
- Clayton W. Chandler Park – 1530 N. Walnut Creek Drive • Katherine Rose Memorial Park – 303 N. Walnut Creek Drive
- Michael L. Skinner Sports Complex – 920 N. Holland Road
The City Council approved the pilot program cost of $415,572 with funding from CARES Act allocations to the City. Due to COVID-19-related restrictions and the closure of some public facilities, the council said it recognized the growing need for Internet access in the community. The Mansfield Connects Public Wi-Fi service offers alternate work/learning space solutions. BelWave Communications is the contractor that installed equipment at the 10 locations around the city.
For city residents to access the service, go to Wi-Fi settings on your device (phone, tablet or computer). Select “MansfieldConnects Public Wi-Fi” to get to the service’s splash page. Once you agree to the terms and conditions, you will be connected to the service. More information is available at mansfieldtexas.gov/publicwifi.