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Dennis the Menace Park

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Address: Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-646-3866
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Designed by the creator of Dennis the Menace, this park has all sorts of...

Designed by the creator of Dennis the Menace, this park has all sorts of unique attractions.

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Great park for kids of all ages

My toddler loved this park and I did too! There were multiple play structures for various age groups. The park is surrounded by a nice little lake and has a view of the ocean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My toddler loved this park and I did too! There were multiple play structures for various age groups. The park is surrounded by a nice little lake and has a view of the ocean. Bathrooms were a little rustic but clean and included a change table for my little one. He loved the roller slide. Best of all the park... More 

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Thank SK_Marylou
Walnut Creek, California, USA
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148 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a rainy time but we were able to enjoy ourselves in spite of things being a bit damp. Would return in hopes of better weather and more kids to share the place with.

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Thank June K
Oxnard, California
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105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really fun park for especially young children, right in the heart of downtown Monterey. The Dennis theme is throughout and the kids enjoy climbing all over everything. Nearby, you can also rent paddle and peddle around the lake. They do have a food stand; but you can picnic as well.

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Thank jtdanza
Carlsbad, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This park was very clean and there is plenty for kids to do here. My family had a blast here and will stop by every time we pass through Monterey.

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Thank Jonatron
Belmont, California
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went with a 19 month old baby. The park is quite crowded, also with many big kids running around. We really appreciated that everyone acted very nicely, like kids waited for us to walk the suspension bridge before they went crazy on it. Our baby had a really great time here.

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Thank xiliu82
Truckee, California
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182 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a pretty amazing free public park!!! The park is older but very well done and had plenty to keep both our 6 year old and 18month old happy for over 2 hours! Go early as it gets pretty crowded.

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Thank TruckeeTroutTraveler
Hollister, California
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is an absolutely darling park with lots of activities for young children. It's clean it's safe it's got and easy access. There's actually a hamburger place right here, where you can grab a bite or snack, or drink.

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Thank artgirl850
North Bergen
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

What a fun place for kids! It is in downtown Monterey with lots of fun things for the kids to do and explore. A great place for parents to go for an afternoon of fun and exercise for their kids!

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Thank Ricci E
Monterey Peninsula, California
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51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Excellent place for the younger part of the family to enjoy and get rid of excess energy; which make everyone smile!

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Thank Caroline S
Vancouver
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

There were so many slides, even slides for adults, too. I definitely feel like a kid just hanging out here.

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