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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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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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Awesome spot for the day!!! and it's free!!

We found this place by mistake but stayed for a few hours. great parklands, huge pool, slides and water play park! Darwin and NT got this one right. Normally you'd pay to go to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mitch M
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Lightning Ridge, Australia

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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place needs an upgrade maybe a new slide or water attraction in the park. The park needs maybe a rule about people needed to rinse them selves off first. The place is nice and family friendly but how about a slide leading into the water or the water sporting toys in the water playground area.

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Thank Deanne K
Lightning Ridge, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place by mistake but stayed for a few hours. great parklands, huge pool, slides and water play park! Darwin and NT got this one right. Normally you'd pay to go to such a place. BBq's and skatepark nearby

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Thank Mitch M
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The 3 slides (red, yellow and blue) were so much fun, especially the red slide, as you can go down with 2 people using a mini inflatable raft. So much fun for the kids and plenty of seats and tables. Only thing I would recommend, picnic/bbq areas to be covered with covers which block rain, not just material covers. People... More 

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Thank Seethrufear
McCrae, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a great relaxed place to come on hot days and the kids love it with so many different areas to swim in. Bring a picnic and sun block.

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Thank josie j
Leeds
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94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We found this when heading back into Darwin in our hire car We took food and had a quick BBQ ( most families were cleaning these but two or three were out of order or in a terrible mess) The slides etc all fun and the up keep seemed good earlier reports said some unpleasant things about the cleanliness but... More 

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Thank Jordanleeindia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful space for the kids and adults. Free so you can come and go, plenty of room and grass if you want to kick a ball or have a picnic.

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Thank Jane S
Darwin, Australia
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The park comprises of some normal water slide, a kids playing zone, some BBQs, a pool and some areas barely shaded. It does the job but as a water park for a region with more than 200k population might be considered as minimal. Weekends or holidays it gets very busy and specially the kids playing area gets overly crowded. But... More 

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Thank Payam G
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Been here so many times since arriving in Darwin, great for our children and a good excuse for us adults to join in the fun too! A good range of slides for children of all ages in the open splash area, with plentiful seating surrounding this area. Three big slides for the bigger ones, and a great lagoon for those... More 

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Thank ian_rachael
Darwin, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is a winner for the kids and adults alike, bbq's, so bring lunch and make a day of it. Slides are phenominal, various grades for different abilities but all great fun. Smaller playground in the water for littlies and a huge swimming pool for everybody, not too deep and always patrolled by lifesavers which is a plus.

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Thank depti70
Katherine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

this park is great for a family day out, with lots of options for the whole family including the little bubbas. the kids loved the water slides.

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Thank Tamika M

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