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Leanyer Recreation Park

215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Ranked #9 of 43 Attractions in Darwin
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Took the kids there last time in Darwin. If you don't go for the big racer slides, theres not a lot else. Or maybe its ok for the little kids. But hey...it's free so you can't complain about that.

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Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately the water slides were not operating on the day we visited. One very disappointed daughter.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

What are fantastic place! ENTRY is FREE! Can you believe it? Kids played for hours. LOVED the choice of water slides

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Fun water playground which is absolutely awesome for those with young kids. There is also a big kids lagoon.there is on site lifeguard and a cafe. The only small issue is not enough benches for visitors but plenty of grass areas which is great for picnics. Entry is free........ Thank you YMCA. Hard to find a great attraction that has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a fun place for everyone to enjoy there are BBQ facilities babies slides and slides for the big kids to plenty of room to kick a ball around and spaces for the kids in a nice big park.

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Sevenoaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I couldn't believe this was free, huge waterside to race down plus loads of small water fun features for little kids, with lifeguards present and a lovely cafe and great loos and showers. And free parking. Well done Darwin,

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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice entertainer for your kids. Located in the northern suburbs you won't find many tourists. Big water slides that will keep the little ones busy for hours :)

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Mansfield, Victoria, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Another great free water slide in the Darwin area. The 3 slides are terrific and well supervised. The red slide was the standout as you rush down the slide in darkness. Also has a great big swimming pool as well.

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Bendigo, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Children loved the water slides, and it also had a great little water play area for the younger children, the pool was also very good. Couldn't believe that it was FREE

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Darwin, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I worked beside this park for 3 weeks, people were evacuated from water nearly everyday due to hygiene hazard. Locals kept "dropping a few floating friends off in the lake". Absolutely disgusting

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