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Popularity of Life Floor’s lagoon themed Leanyer Recreation Park exceeds expectations

Popularity of Life Floor’s lagoon themed Leanyer Recreation Park exceeds expectations
October 18, 2023

Since reopening following a $3.1 million upgrade, Darwin’s Leanyer Recreation Park has become an even more popular destination for families trying to beat the heat.

The previous splash pad had reached the end of its useful life and needed to be replaced.

Established local contractor, NT Surfacing, was awarded the Tender to design and build a large, new splash pad featuring new water features and Life Floor.

Life Floor’s Lagoon Theme was chosen which uses shades of blue and turquoise to create a refreshing ocean-inspired palette which was then paired with some Marine Inlays to add play value and fun for children as they interact with the features.

The popularity of the new features at the water playground has exceeded expectations with visitor numbers surpassing initial predictions.

Before the water playground reopened in December 2022 it was expected 150,000 patrons would visit the park in 2023.

But so far in 2023 more than 240,000 visitors have enjoyed the free facility.

The new features introduced in the upgrade include a bird nest seat swing, spray tunnel, water weaver and a team blaster - all having proved very popular.

Northern Minister for Territory Families Kate Worden noted “With the impacts of cost of living affecting many households, the Leanyer Recreation Park offers parents a free and fantastic facility to entertain their children on hot weekends.

“The car park is often full on weekends with families enjoying the new equipment or celebrating important milestones like birthdays or just trying to cool off.

Leanyer Recreation Park Project Highlights
Facility: Leanyer Recreation Park
Location: 310 Vanderlin Drive, Leanyer. Northern Territory. Australia
Install Date: November 2022
Area: 486 m²
Colours: Ocean, Aviator, and Turquoise
Texture: Ripple 2.0
Thickness: 10 mm
Designer: Life Floor Design Studio
Builder: NT Surfacing
Installer: Grassports Australia (QLD)

Click here to contact Life Floor (AUS & NZ) via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

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