Magical season in store at parks

Nine Wyndham parks will be transformed into a virtual fantasy wonderland featuring kittens, dinosaurs, robots and fairies under an augmented reality program.

Wyndham council has launched an initiative using the Magical Park app, designed for children aged six to 11, which combines the great outdoors with mobile gaming.

The app displays architectural wonders, motion games and solar system travel on a mobile phone’s screen.

The Magical Park app, which is available through the App Store and Google Play Store, will be available for people to use at the nine parks until January 31.

Wyndham mayor Peter Maynard said: “Magical Parks will be the perfect pairing for such a magical season and will be a great excuse to get out of the house and into our parks.”

“The application will run throughout the summer school holidays which can be a very challenging time for parents and guardians.”

The app is free of charge for Wyndham residents to download and has no in-app purchases or advertising.

To help celebrate the festive season, there is also a Christmas themed game on offer within the app.

“For residents of all ages, this is a great opportunity to discover a new park that you may not have discovered before,” Cr Maynard said.

Many of the parks that have been chosen have recently undergone an upgrade, so this is a great excuse to check it out.”

The app will be available at these parks:

Golden Square Crescent Playground in Hoppers Crossing

Baden Powel Reserve and Camelot Drive Playground in Tarneit

Forsyth Park Playground in Perennial Drive, Truganina

The Strand Playground, Point Cook

Wyndham Park Playground , entry via Wedge Street Piazza, Watton Street, Werribee

Wyndham Harbour Playground, Wyndham Harbour Quay Boulevard, Werribee South

Delaney Boulevard Park, 4 Mandrel Drive, Williams Landing

Macquarie Drive Playground, Wyndham Vale