Playgrounds of wonder

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on July 17, 2020

A FREE digital fantasy world filled with dinosaurs, aliens and mermaids can be at children’s fingertips this school holidays with a new app unique to Albany locales.

The Magical Parks app creates a range of augmented reality worlds at Clifton, Bovell Square, Warrenup, Eco, Eyre, Lange, Lake Weerlara and Lakeside parks across Albany.

At these locations, app users can see different virtual creatures, explore worlds and complete various challenges, including collecting dinosaurs and rescuing marine life from environmental waste.

Mischa and Archie Henderson explored the creatures at Middleton Beach’s Eyre Park this week and found flying dinosaurs, lots of dinosaur eggs, treasure chests, a portal to another dimension and a mermaid.

The siblings spent all morning running around the park, going in circles to chase after creatures and complete missions.

The Magical Parks app is available from the App Store or Google Play.

The map in the app identifies the magical parks in your area.