As of July 14th, the World Wide Web has officially taken root in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. Bronson Park is now a Wi-Fi zone, linking the visiting public to social media around the globe.

In a press release issued Friday afternoon, Beth McCann, Deputy Director of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, stated, “Public Wi-Fi in the park will be absolutely fabulous when we have our concerts on Thursdays and Saturdays. The audience can connect to social media, share pictures and video, and invite their friends on the spot.” She also noted that credit card transactions can now be conducted, online, during art fairs, festivals and other events.

According to Tim Clark, the City of Kalamazoo’s Chief Information Officer, Bronson Park was chosen to head the Wi-Fi movement in Kalamazoo. “Due to its central location, frequent events, and proximity to City Hall, Bronson Park was a logical place to pilot public Wi-Fi, but we are planning to offer this service at other locations as part of a broader effort to connect our community and invest in 21st century infrastructure.”

With this new Wi-Fi connectivity, you can now share your annual trek through the snowy paths of the park, during the Bronson Park Christmas light displays. Your friends and family, who flee the great lakes in the winter, can witness the hardcore Michiganders walking through Candy Cane bordered walkways in blizzard conditions.