Friday, March 30, 2018

Findar in Stockport's Parks

Checking out the new Findar app at Adswood Park in Cheadle Hulme.

This morning we popped over the road to our local park for a wander and to try out the new Findar app.

Starting this Bank Holiday weekend 15 parks in the borough will feature in a trial of a new  Augmented Reality app, similar to Pokemon Go, which allows park visitors to spot four characters. The pilot will last until June.

Findar in Adswood Park, Cheadle Hulme
The first of the Findar characters we found on our visit to Adswood Park

On our 'thorough' walk around and through Adswood Park we found three of the four characters. We can't think where number four is!

Findar in Adswood Park, Cheadle Hulme
We spotted this sign from the other side of the park. Emily found a witch there

The app has been created by Stockport resident Chris Hunt and is a UK first. Chris has said “There’s a number of great, examples of Augmented Reality, such as Pokemon Go,the Gruffalo Trail and Snapchat but none have crossed over into the mainstream to help bring people in to public areas."

Emily and a unicorn in Adswood Park
Emily and a unicorn in Adswood Park

The 15 parks featuring the Findar app are:

  • Abney Hall Park, Cheadle
  • Adswood Park, Cheadle Hulme
  • Alexandra Park, Edgeley
  • Bramhall Park, Bramhall
  • Brinnington Park, Brinnington
  • Bruntwood Park, Cheadle,
  • Cale Green Park, Stockport
  • Great Moor Park, Stockport
  • Heaton Moor Park, Heaton Moor
  • Marple Memorial Park, Marple
  • Reddish Vale Country Park, Reddish
  • Romiley Park, Romiley
  • Torkington Park, Hazel Grove
  • Vernon Park, Stockport
  • Woodbank Park, Offerton

Check out the news item on Stockport Council's website for more information.

You can download the Findar app on the Google Play Store.

Adswood Park is a nice small park straddling the Cheadle Hulme / Cheadle border close to Cheadle Heath. Last year we found out the park used to be home to a Miniature Golf course!

Adswood Park in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport

We're also part-way through visiting all the parks and green spaces in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport after the Friends of Alexandra Park suggested it as a pleasant way to pass the time. We've been to eleven out of the 33 listed so far, plus eight that were not on the list.

Related blog posts:
- Adswood Park
- Cheadle Hulme
- Stockport
- App

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