As part of Parks Week, residents are encouraged to take their children along to their local park where they will be able to explore a digital fantasy land playground from March 4 - 20 using a mobile device and the Magical Park app.
Magical Parks in the City of Rockingham will include:
Mayor Sammels said the City was excited to be involved in this innovative project aimed at activating its local parks and encouraging children to enjoy outdoor play.
"Kids get to interact and explore a fantasy world where they have to herd kittens, run away from the bad fairy or come face-to-face with a giant T-Rex – all in a local park using a smart phone or tablet,’ Mayor Sammels said.
There are three games available: Augmentia, AlienScape and Prehistoria. The dinosaurs in Prehistoria are scared of the aliens and are in hiding so will only appear later in the week commencing Monday 6 March.
The Magical Parks app, produced by Geo AR Games, is free and perfect for 6 to 12 year olds. The boundaries for the game are set within limited areas of the parks so download the information sheet or check at the parks for details.
Mayor Sammels said the Magical Parks project was part of the City’s move towards being a SMART City.
“We are looking for ways the City can embrace technology to help deliver and improve our services, and this a fun example of how that can be achieved,” Mayor Sammels said.
People playing Magical Park are urged to please be considerate of other parks users, and note that organised sporting activities have priority in the park.