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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
Description: 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 Unique Park

This park will keep the kids busy for a while. There's tons to do with some really unique slides, climbing wall, bridge, and play equipment. There is also paddle boats available... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This park will keep the kids busy for a while. There's tons to do with some really unique slides, climbing wall, bridge, and play equipment. There is also paddle boats available to rent very close by, although we didn't do that ourselves.

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great fun but be aware that the park is CLOSED on Tuesdays! My 7 year old son was VERY disappointed when we pulled into the parking lot and found out that he couldn't play in the park.

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Saratoga, CA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This park is near a lagoon near the ocean. It has climbing walls, a full locomotive as a jungle gym, and many other wonderful things for kids to do. You can also rent a peddle/paddle boat and meander around the lagoon nearby, THe only problem is you cannot bring your pet dog in to be with your kid, but there... More 

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San Francisco
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Came here for the first time with a seven and five year-old; and they had a great time. Things to do: rock climbing, suspension bridge, maze, slides, etc.

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Truckee, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have 3 kids ranging in age from 21 to 5. I love this park. We could spend hours playing here. I tell everyone with kids to check out the park.

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Carmel, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Used to allow them to climb on the classic steam locomotive. Have pics of my kids there, but the grandkids have to look at it from a fence. fun place, the kids all love climbing on the ropes and play sets.

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San Bruno, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The children just love this place. We visited with an octogenarian who had to try the side. It is a magical place and a credit to the community.

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La Crescenta, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My kid loves this place. A lot of energy can be expended here. The climbing wall has something for many ages, the unique roller slide is awesome, several different play structures spread throughout the park provide different experiences for different ages. The location is great, it's fun to look at the birds on the nearby lake and paddle boats are... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the only park i take my kids to i live 10-15 mins away from here and its worth the drive i dislike the parks in my town and this one is very safe family friendly lots to do for children of different ages i have a 1 year old and a 3 year old and they go crazy... More 

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El Centro, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I went to Monterey to attend a conference and took my family with me. This place was a really good option for my wife to take my kid while I was in the conference. It is a big playground with swings, slides, a wooden bridge and other things for kids of all ages. It has a small parking though. It... More 

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