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Leanyer Recreation Park

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Address: 215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
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+61 8 8927 4199
Fee: Yes

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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Amazing and FREE!

Such a great place, so much to do and no cost involved. 3 big water slides, a pool (plus a paddle pool for youngsters) a water playground, a normal playground, cafe, toilets... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Julia P
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Such a great place, so much to do and no cost involved. 3 big water slides, a pool (plus a paddle pool for youngsters) a water playground, a normal playground, cafe, toilets, tables and bbq's. Something for everyone 😉

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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Free entry Free waterslides Fantastic lagoon pool Excellent water play area for children Plenty of bbqs and areas for picnics Great spot for swimming

Thank Liz F
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Well presented and maintained park and water attraction. Good playground too. Free and plentiful parking. Free barbecues, though there is a small cafe if you want to buy food. Amazingly it's a free facility. Lovely place for families with small children to meet up.

Thank Sara C
Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to kick back. Hopefully it stays free! The big pool is deep enough and big enough to have enough room around you with your family without feeling cramped. Sometimes the parking can get filled up quick. It seems people also are obsessed with driving to the very front car park instead of walking 15 metres where there is... More 

Thank Chris O
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Took family from Perth here for the day and had a great time. They can't believe it's all free. No queues Great team of lifeguards watching out for us all Thanks

Thank Martin E
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this during December with a few families and it was a fantastic visit. Whilst it is about 20 mins out of Darwin the park was totally free and had fantastic facilities for kids and adults. There was a kids play area with small water slides and a big bucket as well as a large pool and smaller pool for... More 

Thank Cameron S
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went with the family to Lake Leanyer. Firstly, I will say it's free and it is worth a day trip when it's hot. The place needs some more $ spent on it. The lake surface has been re-done and is great and the kids pool is much more young kids friendly now. On the major water play area, only about... More 

Thank WJeremiah
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

I loved this place. It's free, and caters for the whole family. Small kiddy pool, large swimming pool, big water slides and a section with water slides just for the little kids. Lots of lifeguards and it's a well thought out park. Also has a decent skate park outside. We went on a wet day (cold for the locals, perfect... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Terrific way to break up your darwin holiday. We packed a picnic, plenty of cold water and enjoyed the whole day at the water park.

1 Thank Kristy P
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Leanyer locates near by Casuarina which one of the main area in Darwin. It's good places to swim, do bbq, play at park, and other things with family and families.

1 Thank Ahmad A

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