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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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Fee: Yes
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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Best FREE.yes FREE.day out everrrrr!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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darwin, Australia
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darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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South Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Where else can you find a fantastic water park that's free?!! And this is for all ages! There is a toddlers playground, a huge wade pool for all ages and big slides for the big kids. There are lifeguards monitoring and actually pay attention to the rules of the pool. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and we were... More 

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Margaret River Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What a great place to take the kids! I read up on water recreation parks and this one got the thumbs up. And I have to agree this place is a winner - its free which is the first amazing thing, there are 2 lifeguards on the slides, and 2-3 lifeguards watching around the water play areas. Lots of grass,... More 

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Perth, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The water area (particularly the slides) was hugely popular with our granddaughter (and with Grandad and Grandma until we were climbing the steps for the umpteenth time!). The place is very clean and well supervised and I still can't believe that it was free, and also that it was almost completely empty. If we lived in Darwin we would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you're after a fun afternoon at a waterpark with the kids it is the best place in town at the right price, free! Slides, adventure, pool and fun. We had a blast

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Free water slides and great kids play areas. Well maintained and life guard on duty during busy periods. Great place to take the kids and let them run riot.

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Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Just been in Darwin a month and we did come here 3 times! It is not comparable to a massive water park in other states but 3 water slides (one with inflatable for 2 people) is good enough. There is a dry area with a large playground a small kid water park with small slides, cannons, water features and a... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Everything to like and nothing to dislike. A family place and do not let the frre price tag fool you. Everything is in great condition from the free electric barbq's to the water slides. Take your skateboard and scooter as well as your water wings. Well presented and well supervised. You will not be disapointed.

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A fabulous way for the family to great out of the heat. The toddler water play area is fantastic, my 3 year old loved the bucket that tips over and the little water slides. There's also a wading pool that has a very gradual slope towards the centre and gets no deeper than about 120cm. There's 3 large slides for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This massive public pool and slides complex is clean and family friendly with a big shallow swimming pool, a water playground and three long waterslides. Grass around the edges for lying on, lots of shade sails, a kiosk and bathrooms all in god nick. A great way to cool off as Darwin has no beaches you can swim in and... More 

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Address: 215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8927 4199
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin

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