Magical Parks

From July 1, several Tasman reserves will become a new type of playground with the help of virtual reality. This page explains where the parks are and how you can play.

Kids and families can play Magical Park at six parks around the District until June next year.

What is Magical Park?

Magical Park is a virtual reality game that transforms a normal park into a digital fantasy playground with the help of a mobile data or Wifi connection.

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. The aim is create healthy relationships with technology by using the screen to get kids outdoors and moving around.

Which Parks are Magical Parks?

Magical Park is aimed at six- to 11-year-olds and will be available at the following parks:

LocationDates
Ben Cooper Park, Richmond 1 July 2017 - 31 October 2017
Bill Wilkes Reserve, Richmond 1 July 2017 - 31 October 2017
Decks Reserve, Motueka 1 November 2017 - 28 February 2018
Faulkners Bush, Wakefield 1 November 2017 - 28 February 2018
Lord Rutherford Park, Brightwater 1 March 2018 - 30 June 2018
Mapua Recreation Reserve 1 March 2018 - 30 June 2018

How Do I Play?

  1. Simply download the Magical Parks app from either Apple App Store or Android Google Play
  2. Open the app, follow the instructions and enter the fantasy world

For more information about the app, visit www.geoar.tech/magical-park.