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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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Free and not busy

I expected free waterslides to be busy - but NO - we never had to queue up. There are three slides. The red one needs a tube that you ride in as a pair. It's dark most of the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
Sharon E
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I expected free waterslides to be busy - but NO - we never had to queue up. There are three slides. The red one needs a tube that you ride in as a pair. It's dark most of the way and reasonably fast. The tubes were shared nicely by all users. The other two slides are tubeless. I only went... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Kids love it here. Some parents should supervise their children more closely as the bigger kids playing in the water play area can become quite rough with the little ones, which is obviously very dangerous when dealing with water. Its very clean, could do with some more seating in the shade and extra toilet blocks but all in all a... More 

Thank Sharing-ze-love
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The main water park was closed for renovation when we went (it looks like it will be pretty awesome when finished), but the waterslides were still open. If something like this was free to the public on a sunny day in Melbourne, you would spend all day lining up. Even on a beautiful day in the peak season, we didn't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Found this on our 1st trip to Darwin and it is a must visit whenever we come back to Darwin. Combining a water playground, large pools and the 3 water slides ensured that both kids and adults had lots of fun. And all for free...brilliant

Thank Andrew_from_OZ
Newtown Geelong
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Couldn't get our son off the sides. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the best part is it was free. The waterpark is currently being redeveloped and once completed the park will be even better

Thank robynhum
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Took out 5 and 2 year old here and they had an absolute blast. It is great that darwin can provide this amenity free of charge, there should be more of this. Great option for a hot day to cool off ( and face it everyday in darwin is hot) A few things could be done to improve such as... More 

Thank JasJosJac
Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Coming from interstate and water restrictions, the kids had not seen this much water freely flowing - off waterslide, the giant bucket dumping on heads, the little sprays, the pool for the toddlers, and the larger wading pool for everyone. BRILLIANT and Free. Can be a bit hot - so take a hat, but there is shade if you get... More 

Thank 374donnaq
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

This place is awesome!!! Fabulous water play equipment for a range of ages, a lagoon pool, dip pools, and a huge covered playground. There's a cafe, toilets and change rooms. AND ITS FREE - what are you waiting for?

Thank Andi448
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

There are two free waterparks close by, the other one is in Palmerston. It's such a great thing to have considering the hot weather. Great fun way to cool off and picnic!

Thank Ellie N
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Free and loads of fun at this water park in Darwin, it has barbecues and a kiosk you to buy food or bring your own food and it is a great place to hold a birthday party.

Thank Catrina P

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