Playgrounds, Parks and Skate Parks


Garanmanuk Park, Lyons Anula Regional Playground

Garanmanuk Park, Lyons                                   Anula Regional Playground, Anula

Council has 115 local and 3 regional playgrounds which are free to access and provide varying amenities for family use. All Council playgrounds are smoke-free, with no smoking within ten metres of the edge of the playground.

Local playgrounds provide some seating, a small playground and open space for informal games.

The regional playgrounds, located at Jingili Water Gardens, Anula Oval and Lake Alexander, each provide a large, shaded playground with all-abilities access, shaded seating, BBQs and toilets, surrounded by a large open space for further play and games.

Lake Alexander and Jingili Water Gardens’ Regional Playgrounds also have Liberty Swings.

Liberty Swing

Liberty Swing - Lake Alexander Liberty Swing - Lake Alexander

Liberty Swing - Lake Alexander

The City of Darwin has two Liberty Swings available for use by people with mobility limitations. The Swings are located in two of the city’s regional playgrounds.

  • The Variety Liberty Swing, a joint initiative with Variety NT, is located adjacent to a large inclusive playground in the Water Gardens, Freshwater Road, Jingili.
  • The Lake Alexander Liberty Swing, partly funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs, is located adjacent to the Lake Alexander Regional Playground, East Point Reserve, Darwin.

The Liberty Swings are designed for use by people of all ages and have room for a wheelchair to be strapped into them as well as a pop-up internal seat with a seat belt attached.

For safety reasons the Swings are locked when not in use. Keys to access the Swings are available free of charge. If you are interested in obtaining a permanent key to access the swings please complete the application form and return it the City of Darwin office via fax to 8930 0644, email to, by mail to GPO Box 84, Darwin, NT, 0801 or in person to Customer Services section, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin.

Further information regarding the Swings and their locations can be obtained by contacting the Community Services Officer on 8930 0645 or email: 

See Council's services and facilities map to find a park near you.

Jingili Water Gardens Skate Park

Opened in July 1999, the Jingili Water Gardens Skate Park was built in consultation with the skating community to provide Darwin's young people with a much-needed local skating facility. Surveys of the skate park during 2013 showed that the facility was aged and in need of replacement. 

Extensive community consultation was undertaken to inform the redesign of the skate park which is scheduled for construction by the middle of 2015. The new skate park facility was designed to be suitable for skateboard, bike and scooter riders of all ages and skill levels.