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Leanyer Recreation Park

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Address: 215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
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+61 8 8927 4199
Fee: Yes

On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer...

On November 15th 2010, the YMCA proudly assumed management of the Leanyer Recreation Park. Entry is free to this fantastic venue.The Park consists of dry and wet recreational area's. There are 3 massive water slides where you can ride the water, a water park with swimming area's and a water playground, just the place to get wet and splash around in. There is also a dry play ground, a skate park, a half basketball court, BBQ's, a Cafe and lots of shaded area'sThe newly opened cafe is a great place for a coffee and a bite to eat. it also has catering available to busy mums and other organizations. menu's are available on our website.The Recreation Park is open daily from 8am to 8pm. The Water Park is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm during school terms. During School Holidays we are open every day from 10am to 7pm. On Public Holidays we are also open from 10am - 7pm.

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Amazing water park for a wide range of ages

We've been there with smaller children who have a ball on the small slides and water play areas and in the shallow lagoon. There are 3 larger water slides for the bigger kids... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been there with smaller children who have a ball on the small slides and water play areas and in the shallow lagoon. There are 3 larger water slides for the bigger kids. There's also a large and shaded playground and a big grassy area to burn off energy. I was particularly impressed with the lifesavers on duty. They were... More 

Thank StHugh
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is very family orientated with things to do from the little ones to adults. The pool is shallow and they do have a lifesaver watching. The slides and barbeques are free and there is a shop there. Best to get there early to get a car park as it is a very popular place with the locals.

Thank lucys1only
Bli Bli, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

What an awesome water park for all the family & its FREE.... I wish we had similar in Queensland for Free. Northern Territory has outdone itself with all the free water parks, Leanyer is definately my favourite, I was able to enjoy the slides with my grandsons. FUNTASTIC

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Been there with my kids and they really enjoy it. The slide are fun and we continuously using it for 2 hours. There is also water playground and shallow pools for everyone to enjoy Great for a warm day.

Thank ZEA777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Such a great place, so much to do and no cost involved. 3 big water slides, a pool (plus a paddle pool for youngsters) a water playground, a normal playground, cafe, toilets, tables and bbq's. Something for everyone 😉

Thank Julia P
Nowra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Free entry Free waterslides Fantastic lagoon pool Excellent water play area for children Plenty of bbqs and areas for picnics Great spot for swimming

Thank Liz F
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Well presented and maintained park and water attraction. Good playground too. Free and plentiful parking. Free barbecues, though there is a small cafe if you want to buy food. Amazingly it's a free facility. Lovely place for families with small children to meet up.

Thank Sara C
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to kick back. Hopefully it stays free! The big pool is deep enough and big enough to have enough room around you with your family without feeling cramped. Sometimes the parking can get filled up quick. It seems people also are obsessed with driving to the very front car park instead of walking 15 metres where there is... More 

Thank Chris O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Took family from Perth here for the day and had a great time. They can't believe it's all free. No queues Great team of lifeguards watching out for us all Thanks

Thank Martin E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this during December with a few families and it was a fantastic visit. Whilst it is about 20 mins out of Darwin the park was totally free and had fantastic facilities for kids and adults. There was a kids play area with small water slides and a big bucket as well as a large pool and smaller pool for... More 

Thank Cameron S

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