Palmerston Water Park

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Park features

Entrance is free. The park has the following features:

  • 14m high, 100m long, six-lane racer water slide
  • wet play area for families and toddlers
  • sprays
  • water curtains
  • shallow wading pool
  • wet play area for teens with water cannons and bucket
  • barbecues
  • shaded picnic areas
  • skate park.

Items you will need

You should bring the following to keep safe in the sun:

  • sun cream
  • a hat
  • clothing to prevent sunburn
  • drinking water.

Opening hours

Upcoming closures

Monday 30 April to Monday 21 May - the dump bucket will be closed for maintenance. The slides will be available for public use, opening at 10am during this time.

Monday 7 May to Monday 21 May - the toddlers' wet play area will be closed for maintenance. The slides will be available for public use, opening at 10am during this time.

Day Park including toilets, barbecues and dry play equipment Lake / wet play areasSlide Slide - school / public holidays
Monday 9am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 2pm to 6pm 11am to 6pm
Tuesday 9am to 6pm Closed Closed 11am to 6pm
Wednesday 9am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 2pm to 6pm 11am to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 2pm to 6pm 11am to 6pm
Friday 9am to 6pm 10am to 6pm  2pm to 6pm 11am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 11am to 6pm 11am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 6pm 10am to 6pm 11am to 6pm 11am to 6pm

Public holidays

Public holiday Palmerston Water Park and Leanyer Recreation Park
New Year's Day Open
Australia Day Open
Good Friday Closed
Easter Saturday Open
Easter Monday Open
Anzac Day Open after 1pm
May Day Open
Queen's Birthday Open
Picnic Day Open
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Open
Darwin Show Day Open

Location

Roystonea Avenue
Durack
NT 0830

Park rules

You must follow these rules:

  • pets, smoking and alcohol are not allowed in the park
  • children under 10 years must be supervised by a person 16 years or older
  • parents and guardians must supervise their children at all times and be dressed ready to enter a pool
  • a parent or guardian must be within arms' reach of children aged 0–5 years and weak swimmers or non-swimmers when they are in the water
  • children aged 6-10 years need to be constantly supervised
  • children aged 11-14 years should be regularly checked on by parents going to where they are in or around the water
  • your child must be at least 110cm tall to ride on the giant slide
  • pregnant women should not ride the giant slide.

Active supervision

Ensure that you actively supervise children and take full responsibility for their safety in the water.

Active supervision consists of four key elements:

  • be prepared - ensure you have everything you need before getting into the water, such as towels and dry clothes
  • be close - always be within arms' reach of your child
  • all of your attention - focus all of your attention on your child by getting into the pool and talking and playing with them
  • all of the time - you should never leave your child alone in the water or in the care of an older child, or assume that your responsibility diminishes due to the presence of lifeguards.

Park contact and management

Event booking enquiries:
Phone: (08) 8985 6588
surf@lifesavingnt.com.au

Maintenance or trade enquiries: 
Phone: 0429 445 052
waterparks@akrongroupnt.com.au

Other enquiries:
venues.sportrec@nt.gov.au

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Last updated: 05 July 2018