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Certificate III Conservation and Land Management students have assisted Alexandrina Council staff Carol Cooney and Anthony Ford with the setting up of the new Magical Park game!

Similar to Pokemon, kids use an electronic device to play outdoor adventure games which encourage children to be active.

Our students helped to identify risks and hazards and played the game to test it. They discovered the boundaries needed tweaking to protect kids from entering the river and the road and then, using GPS coordinates, staff redefined the area for the game. The pop-up game will be launched in a couple of weeks but can be played from now near the Bristow Smith Reserve Nature Playspace.

Magical Park, an Alexandrina Council initiative, will be launched on Wednesday 4 October,
10am – 12pm.
Download ‘MAGICAL PARK’ for FREE, then come along to play the game at Bristow Smith Reserve South. Part of Mental Health Week 8 – 14 October.

  • Designed to get kids active outdoors
  • Suitable for kids 6-11 years old
  • Average playtime 30-60min
  • Different games to choose from
  • Kids run on average 700m-2km
  • Available in activated park spaces
  • Please remove magnetic device cases
  • Kids must be under adult supervision

The students have also been busy learning about hazard identification, risk assessment and performing maintenance checklists for playgrounds in the Council district. The focus was the Bristow Smith Reserve Nature Playspace. Staff from the Council and the students then went to the playground and performed a detailed onsite inspection.

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