Partnership with Georgia’s Own Credit Union, 100 Peachtree, and Southwest Airlines Brings Free WiFi Service to Downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park

October 26,2018

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Partnership with Georgia’s Own Credit Union, 100 Peachtree, and Southwest Airlines

Brings Free WiFi Service to Downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park

Free internet service now available to all park patrons

 

ATLANTA (October 26, 2018) – Woodruff Park is proud to announce its latest amenity—free, Park-wide WiFi—thanks to a partnership with Georgia’s Own Credit Union and 100 Peachtree and funding from the Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community grant.

Through the support of these three organizations, park patrons will now be able to enjoy connectivity that operates at the fastest available speed, 100 Mbps.

Since being awarded a Heart of the Community grant from Southwest Airlines in 2016, Woodruff Park has experienced marked revitalization, benefitting from the hiring of a full-time Park Project Manager, a reinvigorated calendar of community programs, the activation of the Woodruff Park Game Zone on the south end of the park, and strengthened strategic partnerships with neighboring companies and community organizations.

The “WiFi inWoodruff” program offers an additional, free amenity to the community that enhances the Park experience.

“WiFi will bring new opportunities for metrics to measure Park visitor demographics and success of Park programming,” said Ansley Whipple, Woodruff Park Project Manager.

“A healthy work-life balance is crucial for happiness and success,” said Tashe Graves, Community Engagement Manager for 100 Peachtree. “Providing WiFi in the park gives the tenants in our building the opportunity to leave their desks, work in the park, and enjoy all the neighborhood has to offer.”

According to Dave Preter, President and CEO of Georgia’s Own Credit Union, “Georgia’s Own is proud to support such a great initiative. Adding WiFi to Woodruff Park gives our employees, as well as everyone who lives, works, or visits downtown, another reason to further enjoy the park and Downtown Atlanta.”

For more information about Woodruff Park, visit www.WoodruffPark.com.

Follow Woodruff Park online at Facebook.com/WoodruffPark and @WoodruffPark on Instagram.

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About Woodruff Park: Woodruff Park is a 6-acre park in the geographic center of Atlanta. Located at the crossroads of commerce, government, and education, it is a natural gathering space for a diverse cross-section of Atlantans and visitors. Originally known as Central City Park in the 1970s, Woodruff Park was created through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company.  Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. ADID is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development. 

About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 200 members. Its mission is to build a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable. Stay Connected with Downtown at @DowntownAtlanta.

About Georgia’s Own: Founded in 1934 by a group of telephone employees, Georgia’s Own Credit Union has grown to be one of the largest credit unions in the state with assets of more than $2 billion and a membership of more than 180,000. Georgia’s Own recently relocated its headquarters to 100 Peachtree Street, and has 23 branch offices in the Greater Atlanta area and Georgia.

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