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Dennis the Menace Park

Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
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Ranked #4 of 56 Attractions in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Description: Designed by the creator of Dennis the Menace, this park has all sorts of unique attractions.
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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We spent a good 3 hours here on our last trip to Monterey. My kids loved it, and it was so nice to have something free to do in one of our favorite California vacation destinations, Monterey! I say, pack a picnic and make a day of it.

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Hempfield, Pennsylvania, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This park is great. There are more play gyms in this one park than many towns have in public parks. Everyone will want to try the roller slide, feels like your a UPS box. The rock wall is wonderfully complex for beginners and advanced children. There is also a skate park behind the main facilities, and paddle boat pond nearby... More

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Oakland, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stopped here when we first arrived in Monterey. It gave our 6-year-old a chance to stretch her legs and killed some time until check-in at our motel. Monterey County schools started early, so there were almost no kids at the park. My daughter still enjoyed running around and exploring. It felt like we were getting close to the upper... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beware the goose droppings, aquatic bacteria warnings and homeless settling in for the evening...once inside, this is a great place for kids and parents to blow off steam after a long day at the aquarium. Rock climbing, swinging bridges, and mazes all add up to a good time.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took our three grandkids, ages 6, 10 and 11 to the park on a Sunday morning. It was grey and cool but when we arrived, they were so excited we were all put in a good mood. They loved the climbing wall and the rope bridge and we spent so much time there we never got to the lake... More

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Fremont, California
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1,299 reviews 1,299 reviews
820 attraction reviews
863 helpful votes 863 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Dennis the Menance Park is a pretty city park with a lake. On the lake one can rent paddle and row boats to go out on the lake. There is also a fun children's playground. We have also enjoyed walks in the park. When we go, we normally find a place to park on the street.

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El Dorado Hills, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

travelled with toddlers, the park was nice but so crowed with big/ teens that the little ones were in danger of being run over, the bigger kids were agressive and rude, went back the next morning before 10 am and park was nicer

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United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
41 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is really a great park for the kids. It seemed like they would have a lot of fun here with all the climbing equipment and little hills. I saw tons of parents having fun too! There is a free parking lot and the entrance to this park is free. It's a win-win!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We were on a bike ride and stumbled upon on the park. Having a toddler and preschooler in our group made this stop a no brainer. This is a large playground with plenty to do. Lots of slides, swings, rock walls, and other equipment for any child to use up a bit of their energy. Adults and children enjoyed themselves,... More

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Los Angeles, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My kids had a blast. My oldest son at first claimed he was too old at 11. However, he was playing with his sister after watching for a few minutes.

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