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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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A must visit

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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San Bruno, California
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San Bruno, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is an amazing park in the heart of Monterrey, with so many slides etc. in place. Kids were having a lot of fun. Bring your lunch and enjoy in lake surroundings

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Santa Rosa, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We vacationed in Monterey recently, and took our 2 year old grandson here....... he had a blast! The facility is well maintained, and the variety of playground equipment kept him running around for a couple of hours!

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Rincon, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wow! Best park. There is a train for kids to play on. A climbing wall. Tunnels. Bridge. Roller slide. Hedge maze. Kids will never want to leave. The best part it's a public park & free. There a concession stand open sometimes & clean restroom. Parking can be tricky.

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El dorado hills
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This park is a family favorite. We were disappointed to see that the the train was no longer for climbing as this was my son's favorite. The rest of the park was fun and great way to burn some energy after a long drive.

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Danville, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are staying in Monterey you have to take your kids here. Grab some sandwiches, make a picnic and let the kids go crazy. Suitable for ages 1-13 yrs. The play area is great for small kids and they have paddleboats which the older kids would enjoy

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Nice public park for the kids - variety of play activities, nice that it is public and free. Our 5 year old grandson had a blast going from one climbing obstacle to the next, and played for well over 30 mins on his own... Monterey should be proud and lucky to have such a nice park free to the public...

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