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Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss

Leanyer Recreation Park Gets A $3.1 Million Facelift

Victor P Taffa

Much-loved Leanyer Recreation Park will get a $3.1 Million facelift, with new waterslides and upgrades to the popular playgrounds and wet area.

“Leanyer Recreation Park is a favourite for Territory families, with free and fun activities for kids of all ages.” Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss said.

“Upgrades will mean families and visitors can look forward to new waterslides, the return of the water bucket and refreshed playgrounds.”

Replacement playgrounds will feature modern designs and age appropriate play zones, with the return of the water bucket to the wet area.

New play features will include:

  • Wheelchair round-about
  • 4X4 car
  • Bird nest seat swing
  • Spray tunnel
  • Water weaver
  • Team blaster
  • Spiral tunnel

“An investment in our facilities is an investment in the lifestyles of Territorians.” Member for Wanguri Nicole Manison said.

“With over 150,000 people each year enjoying the Leanyer Recreation Park in the heart of the Northern suburbs, we are always looking at ways to improve and upgrade our facilities so they are vibrant and fun for everyone.”

Park has more than 150,000 visitors per year, making it one of the Territory’s most popular attractions for locals and tourists, and the upgrades will ensure the park remains a clean, safe environment for all ages to enjoy.

Local company Scope Building NT won the tender for the Waterslide Flume replacement with works on the replacement slides to begin in October after the school holidays.

Tender for the Dry Play area has been released and is expected to be awarded in September.

Potential closure dates will be announced with efforts being made to undertake works outside of peak periods.


NT                   Northern Territory


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