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Dennis the Menace Park

Address: Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: 831-646-3866
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Ranked #4 of 50 Attractions in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Designed by the creator of Dennis the Menace, this park has all sorts of unique attractions.
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Owner description: Designed by the creator of Dennis the Menace, this park has all sorts of unique attractions.

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Clovis, California
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203 reviews 203 reviews
48 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This was always a highlight when my kids were young. It is now a perfect place to walk the dog, along the beautiful lake, and plenty of green grass. It is a little oasis near the beach and the Wharf.

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Reno, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Totally awesome for the kids:) Just such a fun time for the kids and close to beach. Slides - bridges, sand, bright colors, maze total adventure.

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My boys, now 8 y.o. have been visiting here since toddlers. It's a beautiful park and they always have fun here. Parking, no TP, lousy drinking fountain, and can no longer play on the train are probably the only snags.

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Oakland, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Fantastic, imaginative park with bridges and slides galore. Similarly impressive were the amount of people there. Compare the crowds to Disney, Lego land, your worst nightmare. Perhaps if it weren't a holiday week we would have had more space. The entire town was flooded with foot and car traffic. Bring your helicopters and fly low. On that note, hovering parents... More 

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Clovis, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Best park ever. Kids will love to play all day. Take a lunch and enjoy. Park us surrounded by water. Fun

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Oakdale, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great park close to wharf and cannery row. Kids always have fun here and love watching all the geese.

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Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
62 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a great place for kids to run and play. It's a nice large playground with lots of slides, swings, bridges, climbing walls, etc. If you are in Monterey with kids, I suggest stopping here to let them run. My 12 year old easily spent an hour here without getting bored, I'm sure a 7 year old could spend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We love this park. So sad that someone can stop the use of the train over a lawsuit! That train has had thousands of children playing on it and it took one irresponsible parent to take it away. We will enjoy this park and all it's attractions forever. I realize that I have to watch my kids and they may... More 

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Castro Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This park has a little of everything! I'm a stay-at-home dad and have explored many many parks in the Bay Area with my two daughters (now 9 and 5) - this park is by far our favorite! With a real train engine to climb on, a rickety suspension bridge, a roller slide (a slide made up of rolling pins), a... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

His father who wrote Dennis the Menace wrote the comic book from his son's actions.. nice well keep park great for the children sits on the small lake..with paddle boats I like this park

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