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Dennis the Menace Park

Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
831-646-3866
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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit spot if you have small children. It is one of the best public parks that I've been to over the years. I must say that I'm probably a little biased because I went there in the 60's and it was such a fun place to visit as a kid. I just visited it with my... More

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McKinney, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The 17 year old wanted to go....driving by on the way to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, she spotted it and acted like a five year old!!! Imagine what a 5 year old would do! Definitely a great place to take the kids!

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Mr age 2 & 4 loved this park, lots to do, easily could entertain them for hours. Bring food and water and have a picnic and relax while your kids burn energy!

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Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Large sand area, bridges, many structures to climb/slide/play in. Great exploration. Good for ages up to about 10.

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Fremont, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a great place to visit with kids of any age.It has plenty of slides and climbing places.Swings are less in number though.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Believe everything you read about this fabulous park. We took our daughter here when she was three and we just took our granddaughter at the same age! Our daughter showed pictures of the park to her daughter who excitedly said "I'm going to the best park in the world!" for half an hour! But she is so right even though... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is an excellent oasis for children 2-10 and accompanying adults. There is room to roam and several climbing structures for different ages in addition to the expected swings and slides. There are picnic tables and it is best to bring your own food as what us available at the site is limited. Also picnicking is an opportunity to meet... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were traveling with a five year old and stopped to play and get all the wiggles out. Success. The park had many interesting play structures and was well kept and clean. She was able to do lots of climbing, swinging, and sliding. There was lots of room for running, various bridges, tunnels and a maze to explore. The park... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This park was fabulous! It has everything for kids young and older. My kids are 3 and 5. Swings, slides, bridges, tunnels, climbing frames, paddle boats, a maze, flying fox, its all there plus more. And its FREE. We are an Australian family that has been travelling through the USA and Canada for the past 6 months, we've been to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My 2 year old and 5 year old really enjoyed their trip to this playground. A perfect spot for a run around in Monterey when some free fun is called for. It's clean and well-maintained. The biggest of all the plagrounds we visited on our 2-week west coast road trip!

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