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Palmerston Water Park

The toddler slide and pool will be closed for repairs from 19 to 21 December 2018, opening again on 22 December 2018.

The racing slide will remain open.

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.
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The toddler slide and pool will be closed for repairs from 19 to 21 December 2018, opening again on 22 December 2018.

The racing slide will remain open.

DayPark including toilets, barbecues and dry play equipmentLake / wet play areasSlideSlide - school / public holidays
Monday9am to 6pm10am to 6pm2pm to 6pm11am to 6pm
Tuesday9am to 6pmClosedClosed11am to 6pm
Wednesday9am to 6pm10am to 6pm2pm to 6pm11am to 6pm
Thursday9am to 6pm10am to 6pm2pm to 6pm11am to 6pm
Friday9am to 6pm10am to 6pm 2pm to 6pm11am to 6pm
Saturday9am to 6pm10am to 6pm11am to 6pm11am to 6pm
Sunday9am to 6pm10am to 6pm11am to 6pm11am to 6pm

Public holidays

Public holidayPalmerston Water Park and Leanyer Recreation Park
New Year's DayOpen
Australia DayOpen
Good FridayClosed
Easter SaturdayOpen
Easter MondayOpen
Anzac DayOpen after 1pm
May DayOpen
Queen's BirthdayOpen
Picnic DayOpen
Christmas DayClosed
Boxing DayOpen
Darwin Show DayOpen

Roystonea Avenue
Durack
NT 0830

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 five years and under and weak swimmers or non-swimmers when they are in the water
  • children aged six to 10 years need to be constantly supervised
  • children aged 11 to 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.

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: 18 December 2018

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