The much-loved Leanyer Recreation Park has received a facelift with new waterslides officially open from today.
The replacement of the waterslide flumes make the slides the newest in the Territory.
Over 150,000 Territorians visit the Park each year for free fun and activities.
The construction of the new slides created local jobs and supported local business, with Territory company Scope Building NT delivering the works.
Earlier this year, Surf Life Saving NT and Akron Group NT won the contract to provide lifeguard and maintenance services at the Leanyer Recreation Park and Palmerston Water Park for the next five years to ensure delivery of operations and safety of visitors.
The much-anticipated $3.1 million Leanyer Recreation Park upgrade will provide residents and visitors with a revitalised active recreation space that is inclusive and accessible for those who live with restricted mobility and disability.
Stage one of the redevelopment is now complete with the slides open. Stage two is the dry play area, being on track to be completed by early-May, and stage three of the wet play area due to be completed by the end of 2021.
Quotes from the Minister for Sport, Kate Worden:
“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.
“It’s great to see stage one complete in time for the school holidays.”
Quotes from the Member for Wanguri, Nicole Manison:
“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.”