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“Great place for kids!”

Leanyer Recreation Park
Ranked #17 of 127 things to do in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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.
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

A lovely park, clean and safe. And it's free which you nearly feel guilty about. 3 big slide for anyone over 1.2m but plenty for little kIds, including little slides. Our 3yo lived it and we went 2 days in a row. A nice playground as well as plenty of shade makes it a good few hours out. Take food or meat for a BBQ if you like. Lots of tables and BBQ for use. A great govt initiative!

1  Thank Emma S
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Have been to the big bucket many times and always is a hit with the kids.
My daughter is very happy she is now tall enough to go on the big slides.
There is lots of water based activities and slides around the big bucket, there is a large pool area and a larg, dry, shaded playarea. Perfect for kids parties.
I worry a little about small kids in the large pool as sometimes parents do not supervise their kids properly and although there are lifeguards they cant be watching everyone at once.
Alcohol free area which is great as you don't tend to get the idiots.
There are also a few bbq areas which again are great for parties.
Cafe for drinks and snacks but you can take your own picnic/esky
A great free afternoon out

3  Thank Alison F
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Thoroughly recommend this park if you have kids, our 10&13 yo loved the water slides and the fact that it was free meant we weren't compelled to stay all day. Food very pricey at the cafe though, bit of a rip for families.

2  Thank DiParsons
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We travel usually twice a year. This was our first time to Darwin and what a sensational experience. To find this hidden gem in Darwin was unbelievable. The kids (And Dad) didn't want to go home from here. The whole experience at the Leayner Recreation Park was Free!! Yes unbelievable it was free. Well done Darwin. Our only problem was we never made it back, as we ran out of days on our holiday. Be sure we will visit again.

1  Thank Stacey S
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Great for kids, good facilitys clean and tidy with plenty to do situated in the northern sub. now with easy access

1  Thank Arnhemland-Safaris
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