Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dinosaurs spotted in Auckland parks

Dinosaurs spotted in Auckland parks

Mixed reality play gets kids outside

Published: 6 July 2016
Mixed reality play (1) 

Auckland Council has partnered with innovative New Zealand mixed reality experience designers GeoAR Games to get kids off the couch and outside to play, ahead of the winter school holidays.

The parks that will host the trial are:
  1. Long Bay Regional Park, Beach Road, Long Bay - near the Variety playground
  2. Onepoto Domain, Onewa Road, Northcote – near the Community Hall
  3. Victoria Park, Beaumont Street end, Auckland Central - near the skate park
  4. Auckland Domain, 20 Park Road, Auckland Central – one area behind the Auckland War Memorial Museum and another near the duck ponds
  5. Okahu Bay Reserve, 14 Tamaki Drive, Orakei – opposite the beach, near Watene Crescent
  6. Roberta Reserve, 20-22 Roberta Ave, Glendowie
  7. Harbourview People’s Park, Te Atatu Road and Gloria Ave roundabout, Te Atatu Peninsula
  8. Pukekohe Hill Reserve, 340 Anzac Road, Pukekohe – below the loop road
Each park has a game specifically designed for it and the games cannot be played outside the designated areas within the park.
“The game spaces will be in specified areas within the parks and reserves and will be signposted. Boundaries are pre-programmed to black out and show warning signs to stop children running into hazards or onto roads,” says Councillor Fletcher.
Players can go to GeoAR Games if they need game support

1 comment:

Sandi said...

Oh! I LOVE this!!