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Leanyer Recreation Park

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Address: 215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8927 4199
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Description: 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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Families love this one, you need swimmers, towels and sunscreen, plus a hat. Hours of s Fun for the kids on the waterslide, plus shallow pools for mums with toddlers, fun water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Darwin, Australia

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Darwin, Australia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Families love this one, you need swimmers, towels and sunscreen, plus a hat. Hours of s Fun for the kids on the waterslide, plus shallow pools for mums with toddlers, fun water fountains, plenty of shade and seating. We spent 3 hours here with our grandsons and they loved it.

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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great free waterpark for kids of all ages. The water lagoon is so nice and clean and well kept. Slides are great for the older kids and there is never a line up.msplash park is also great for little ones for hours of water play.nexcellent for birthday parties and a must to visit every time we are in Darwin.m

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A fantastic place for families - for BBQs, to swim, to hang out with friends on the grass under shaded trees, to have a bit of thrill on the super slides... something for EVERYONE! And best of all, it's FREE!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a great place to escape the heat, keep the kids amused and best of all FREE! Perfect for kids 7 to teens (and even for their dads and moms).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What can I say?! Waterslides, pools, picnic areas...all FREE! Life guards on duty, well supervised, and well maintained. There's even plenty of parking and a kiosk! Did I mention it's FREE? Amazing family fun and highly recommended to escape the heat as well as get some adrenalin pumping :) Wonderful family day out.

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Forest Glen, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great play / pool area. things to be aware of is cafe kitchen closes at 4pm and the big slides do not open till 2pm. lots of shade and seats, has BBQ's

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

always check the web site to see if the actual water park and slides are open as its disappointing to get there and some parts are closed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

1st visit today and definitely won't be the last. With a newly covered wet play area which is bright and cheerful and a choice of slides there were lots of smiles on faces. Free BBQ will get a go next time with a lay down on the shady grassed area

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We couldn't find the entry gate where you pay the admission fee !! Couldn't believe it , life guards there and great slides and pool to use , Water slides for all ages , if you complain about this park your miserable.

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darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

AAah Lake Leanyer(thats what we locals call it).what can I say, this is fast becoming a haven for backpackers and travelling families. With plenty of shaded areas, free bbqs and awesome FREE waterslides this has to be the best day out ever for budget travellers, you can stay all day and then cook a bbq dinner. There are not usually... More 

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