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“fabulous waterpark & it's FREE”

Leanyer Recreation Park
Ranked #17 of 121 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.
Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“fabulous waterpark & it's FREE”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This waterpark is northeast of Darwin's CBD in Leanyar. Not too far from the airport. 3 great water slides & a big waterplay area + pool, bbq's, skatepark, etc. All Free! Opens til late. We virtually had the place to ourselves, and they re-opened the waterslides just for our family of 5!

Visited July 2013
Thank jean t
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Sydney, Australia
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“A great place to cool off”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great facility and free. Slides are brilliant and water park for the smaller is well put together. Good seating and shade and a canteen with a good variety of stuff. Well done Darwin on providing such a facility.

Visited July 2013
Thank John A
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“Fantastic free fun for all”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The park is a fantastic day out. The young kids had a ball on all the water slides ( and so did their parents!!). Also a bonus playground with fantastic facilities. What a wonderful free activity on a hot darwin day.

Visited July 2013
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
“Awesome fun for young adults!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

I'm from Perth, and i came in winter, which in Darwin is still hot for me. It was school holidays and about 34 degrees out, my boyfriend (22 years old) and I (19 years old) both went and there would of been less then 100 people there. got there and the staff were really friendly heaps of parking and got to park at the closest to the park, there were lockers available but we just just left our bags under the shade, played in the kiddies pool then hit up the slides, about a 30 second wait if you wanted to use the slide with the double doughnut tube otherwise no wait! there was heaps of shade and heaps of COLD water fountains. didn't spend one cent. awesome day and would recommend going for all ages!!

Visited July 2013
Thank sophie w
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great park and FREE!!!!!”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We were going to go to the wave pool, when the wife came across this in a local tourism brochure. WOW, what a great water park! The kids spent hours on the slides and in the playground area. The food from the kiosk there was also good. We couldn't believe it was for FREE! Thank you to the YMCA and their contributers for making this park available.

Visited June 2013
Thank Faith_and_Me
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