El Toyon is a rec center operated by the city of National City. It serves low income neighborhoods with diverse populations. In addition to being a community meeting and focal point, the rec center also offers after school programs attended by 50-60 children on a daily basis. Activities include board games, organized sports and ceramics classes.
The facility itself was build in 1962 and appears to contain pourous and very RF friendly building materials. During our site survey, only 2 APs were discovered (SSID = natwireless, channel 6, WEP on).
The rec center facility itself is a series of medium sized "conference rooms", attached to each other to form a U shape. All building are single story with angled pitch rooflines. A telephone jack exists in the administration office (adjacent to the ceramics room).
The source of funding for this project is a donation from a generous and civic minded local resident who lives 5 blocks away from the rec center. The project sponsor has offered to pay for all hardware expenses in addition to the monthly ISP fees.
The location is El Toyon Rec Center:
2005 E. 4th Street