• Parks Week Blog banner_980x280 For the kids

    Parks are magical places – get outdoors and explore them!

We already think Centennial Parklands is pretty amazing but we are becoming even more magical this month with a family fun Magical Park set up in Centennial Park.

To celebrate Parks Week 2017 (4-12 March 2017), we have partnered with Parks & Leisure Australia and New Zealand Recreation Association to help raise awareness around the importance of parks and open spaces, and the critical roles and opportunities they play in tourism, conservation and social interaction that is vital for a connected and resilient population.


What is Magical Park?

Magical Park
is an augmented reality game to get kids outdoors and connect with nature. There are two fun fantasy worlds to play in, Augmentia and Dino Land.

Our set up is now in place at the southern end of Centennial Park’s Frog Hollow (map location 25) and is suitable for kids aged between 6 to 11 years. Magical Park will be available in the Park until 12 March 2017. You can download the free app HERE and we encourage you to get outdoors and come play!



In the Magical Park App you can find dinosaurs in Centennial Park…



….and fairies….



….and unicorns! Download the app and come play!


Five other ways you can explore our Parks…


There are so many things to do and explore in Centennial Parklands. Here are five other ways you can get involved and do this Parks Week – and every other week – in the Parklands:

  • Jump on a bike and explore our parks on wheels. Don’t have a bike? No worries! We have a bike hire business with all types of bikes available in Fearnley Grounds.
  • Come for a picnic. Grab a basket, some drinks, a picnic rug and head down to the Park and find a spot amongst the many stunning (and/or shady!) locations in our Parks. If you don’t want the hassle of bringing your own food, Centennial Homestead, The Greenhouse at Centennial Park or the Spruce Goose Diner are available for refreshments and light meals.
  • Take a self-guided walk of Centennial Park. Download our History Walking Tour App and our new Nature & Wildlife App and discover things you didn’t know about your Park.
  • Learn to ride a horse. One of the most iconic features of Centennial Park is the sight of horses riding around the stunning Grand Drive horse track. What you may not know is that horse riding is open to you – any day of the week! Horse rides are available from the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre (you can even book online!).
  • Finally, enjoying Parks Week may just be as simple as taking a walk in the park! It’s easy, convenient, healthy and (we absolutely guarantee) enjoyable! Here’s a few suggested walking routes if you want some options, however the best fun to have walking in Centennial Parklands is just to ramble around and explore.

So please make sure you use Parks Week as an excuse to get out and reconnect with nature. You won’t be disappointed!


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