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Leanyer Recreation Park

215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Why don't we have free Swimming Pools in England?

What a lovely place for a quick dip. I can't believe that this is free as in England they would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Yorkshire, UK
woohoo - fu fun fun

clean, wet and something for everyone. A great day. Needed more shaded tables, but has toilets... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nelson new zealand
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“water slides” (82 reviews)
“free fun” (20 reviews)
“all ages” (41 reviews)
215 Vanderlin Drive, Darwin, Northern Territory 0812, Australia
+61 8 8927 4199
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely place for a quick dip. I can't believe that this is free as in England they would charge a fortune to visit. Pool excellent and slides VVV fun. Must visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

clean, wet and something for everyone. A great day. Needed more shaded tables, but has toilets and a shop.

Thank butw8therzmor
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Arrived a the recreation park with no idea of what to find and we were pleasantly surprised. Fantastic water slides, great swimming poll, shaded areas, bbq's and more. The water play area keep the kids entertained for hours and with no swimming in the sea...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

What a surprise it was to see a open grassed park with plenty of kids attractions to play on ,and on top of that a swimming pool plus water slides . When i thought it could not get any better it was all free, with...More

Thank 415lindsayn
Reviewed 5 November 2017

What a great place to spend the day and it's FREE! My sister was visiting from down south and was so surprised that such a great place was free.

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 5 October 2017

An amazing facility that is completely free! Three main water areas - one with various bits of equipment that tip/spray water, a large round pool with gently sloping edges and three great waterslides. Something for all ages! All surrounded by grassy areas to relax on....More

Thank Hatfia
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a place to take the kids on a quiet day when up here. Well might not be that quiet great slide park and pool and water park. The toilet and changing rooms not as good as Palmerston but do the job. Had canteen...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic facilities for free. Loved the slides & the pool. Also plenty of BBQs & open space. Lots of things to do for all ages (kiddies pool, playground, water bucket).

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a free water park, aimed at locals more than tourists. It has 3x decent water slides, a large pool and a great little kids' water play area. There are also life savers there. Apparently, there's supposed to be a cafe but it was...More

Thank Judy12343
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Great local pool and fun for all ages, littles up to teens. Very clean and lots of lawn to sit down and even take a picnic although there is a small shop on site too. Lots of car parks and not busy on the day...More

Thank familyfuninsun
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Mario C
21 March 2017|
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Response from Craig W | Reviewed this property |
free entry
8 February 2017|
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Response from Chris O | Reviewed this property |
No, Leanyer which is 15 min drive from city.
Michelle H
25 September 2015|
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Response from julius S | Reviewed this property |
Ohh.. Kakadu is abt 150. km. and JAbiru is abt 220km from Darwin, Only a few Kms to Cahills crossing which is the furthest you can go without a permit. . Good burgers at Coroborree (100km) and Bark hut ( 130km.)Cahills... More