Get ready to get in the game this July with LARPD, Agents of Discovery® and Parks Make Life Better!® Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the role local parks and recreation, such as LARPD, play in conservation, health and wellness, and social equity efforts in communities all across the country. To celebrate Parks and Recreation Month, LARPD has teamed up with Agents of Discovery® and California Parks and Recreation Society to offer a new way for the community to experience parks for the month of July.
Agents of Discovery® is an educational tech platform and app that uses the latest in augmented-reality to get youth and their families active and engaged with the world around them! Players assume the role of a secret “Agent” on a “Mission” as they complete site-specific, geo-triggered Challenges. Think Pokemon GO, but much safer and more educational.The goal of the Parks Make Life Better!® branding campaign is to raise awareness of the benefits of parks and recreation throughout California and to raise the status of parks and recreation as an essential community service.
Players must create a free account and log-in to their account in order to collect explorer campaign rewards. Agents of Discovery is best downloaded and played using WiFi but is also accessible using cellular data. WiFi optional, so it is best if the Agents of Discovery app and the Missions are downloaded for free from Google Play or the App Store before participants get to their destinations. Agents of Discovery and its Missions do not require data or WiFi to play once downloaded.
Download the free app to your phone (iOS & Android). Search for the nearest participating park (and download the mission ahead of time for best results). Find and solve the challenges at each park to complete the mission. Head to the front desk at the Robert Livermore Community Center at 4444 East Ave. M - F, 8 AM - 5 PM to claim a prize!
Throughout the month of July more parks will be added to the mission list. Locations now are Robert Livermore Park, Robertson Park, and Cayetano Park.