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Dennis the Menace Park

Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
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Ranked #3 of 44 Attractions in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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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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Key West
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My family and I lived in Monterey 20 years ago and our oldest son spent a lot of time playing at this park when he was a little boy. I was happy to see the park is still beautifully maintained and it a great place to bring little ones to burn off some energy.

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Pacific Grove, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is the best park around and one of the best ever. My son loves this place. It has a fun bouncy bridge, bumpy slide, rock climbing wall, swings, and lots more. There are picnic tables if you want to bring a lunch and hang out for a while. Really a fun place to spend a lazy afternoon with the... More

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Monterey, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a great park for the kids! Lots of play structures including a grand old steam train engine. A classic fun spot for the family. Baseball park, boats for rent on Lake El Estero, grill for snacks. Good fun.

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Oslo, Norway
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Took the kids here to blow off some steam after all the road tripping, and they were very pleased. Fabulous park, lots of fun. Mom and Dad even got to enjoy some climbing and slides. Get there early on weekends and holidays so you can get a parking spot, otherwise you'll spend a lot of time circling.

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San Francisco, CA
13 reviews 13 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

As soon as our girls arrived (ages 2 & 4), they just took off playing, running, climbing, sliding...non-stop for several hours. Lots of structures, and very well maintained. After a trip to the wharf and the beach, we brought our two tired girls back in case they wanted to play some more, and the switch went on again. This place... More

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St Petersburg
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The park is big enough even for crowds. There are many equipment for both small and big children. Biggest advantage is it's free. Kids love this place and can stay many hours easily.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I've had the pleasure of introducing my children and grandchildren to the joys of Dennis the Menace Park. A wonderful place to let the imagination (and the child) run wild.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My kids would have stayed there forever. There are a variety of slides and things to climb on. There seems to be a shortage of swings though.

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Chowchilla, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This park is free and so much fun. The play equipment ranges for small children to older. It is set next to a pond and has a lot of play equipment that most parks dont have. It even has a rock climbing wall and suspension bridges. The bathrooms are not the best but still its worth it. When we go... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Not something I would make a trip to go to. The equipment is a little old and run down. It's not in the best of neighborhood. It's fine but not better than most playgrouns. It is sandy but is difficult after the rain.

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