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Prospect Park, Flushing Meadows Among City Parks That Now Have Mobile Charging Stations

Part of a collaboration between AT&T and the city's Parks Department

Four more public parks are joining a growing list of parks citywide with street charging units, The New York Daily News first reported. Sunset Park and Prospect Park, in Brooklyn, Flushing Meadows Park, in Queens, and Joyce Kilmer Park, in the Bronx are now part of a group of 15 other parks [PDF!] and beaches across the city that have solar powered mobile charging units.

The service is a partnership between the city's Parks Department and AT&T. This latest addition of parks was accompanied by the news that the city renewed its contract with AT&T to continue providing free Wi-Fi at 27 different locations throughout the city for the next five years. DNAinfo has the list of locations.

There will be a total of 10 new plug-in ports at the above-mentioned parks, according to NYDN. The charging stations have monocrystalline panels that use the sun's energy to charge the internal batteries — and they work on cloudy days too. Each charging station comes with cords to charge six devices at a time.