19 Jul 2020
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture
Nicole Manison, Member for Wanguri
The much-loved Leanyer Recreation Park will get a $3.1 million facelift, with new waterslides and upgrades to the popular playgrounds and wet area.
The replacement playgrounds will feature modern designs and age appropriate play zones, with the return of the water bucket to the wet area.
The new play features will include:
Bird nest seat swing
The 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.
The 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.
Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“The Leanyer Recreation Park is a favourite for Territory families, with free and fun activities for kids of all ages.
“The upgrades will mean families and visitors can look forward to new waterslides, the return of the water bucket and refreshed playgrounds.”
Quotes from Member for Wanguri, Nicole Manison MLA:
“An investment in our facilities is an investment in the lifestyles of Territorians.
“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.”
Media contact: Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858