Luis Garcia had just finished an early afternoon hike with his two kids on Wednesday when he pulled out his smart phone.

Standing at the foot of a dirt path, he tried to connect to Wi-Fi at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano.

“There it is: ‘Oh, Ranger! Wi-Fi,’” he said, holding up his phone. “Holy mackerel. That’s pretty cool.”

The Wi-Fi is a new service offered in all of the city’s major parks and recreation facilities.

“It’s expanding the connectivity for the citizens,” said Steve Stoler, director of media relations for Plano.

The city did not pay for the service. The project was financed through a  partnership with Toyota, Time Warner Cable and American Park Network – publisher of visitor guides for national parks.

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