Discover Albany’s Magical Parks during Parks Week image

2 March 2017

Four parks in Albany will come to life with dinosaurs, fairies, aliens and other magical creatures during Parks Week 2017 from March 4 to 12.

Eyre Park, Lange Park, Lakeside Park and Lake Weelara Park will transformed into digital fantasy land playgrounds and locals and visitors are encouraged to be part of the magic and play the Magical Park Challenge.

City of Albany Developed Reserves Coordinator Jacqui Freeman said the four parks would become blended virtual worlds seen through the app that would keep children and parents engaged and entertained for hours.

“There are a range of virtual games you can play where you will encounter fairies and unicorns, giant and frightening dinosaurs, or a munching monster that has an appetite for aliens,” Mrs Freeman said.

“The aim of Magical Park is to encourage kids and families to get out and explore their local parks as part of Parks Week and the City is excited to be part of the initiative.”

Magical Park was developed in New Zealand by Geo AR Games and CEO Melanie Langlotz said it was an innovative new concept that combined the great outdoors with mobile gaming.

“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 your smart phone or tablet,” Ms Langlotz said.

Parks Week, which is managed by the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) and Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA), runs from 4-12 March.

Visit www.magicalpark.net to download the Magical Park App for free and play a game in Albany.