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Dennis the Menace Park

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Address: Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
Phone Number: +1 831-646-3866
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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 Sweet Park for kids

I loved this park only because my boyfriend played there when he was a kid in the 1950's/60's. very interesting that the writer of the Dennis the Menace comic strip help build... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan O
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this park only because my boyfriend played there when he was a kid in the 1950's/60's. very interesting that the writer of the Dennis the Menace comic strip help build this park for the city of Pacific Grove. They still have the big train engine he played on as a kid but now there is a big fence... More 

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Thank Susan O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been a wonderful children;s park for over 50 years. I enjoyed it as a child and so did my daughter. The equipment has been changed over the years and for a city park is maintained well. The biggest drawback is the parking lot is small and most of the time you have to wait for someone to leave.... More 

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Thank Andrea G
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a unique playground and a terrific opportunity to let the youngest tourist run around for a bit in Monterey

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Thank Shari C
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

User-friendly....swaying bridge, climbing structures, plenty of slides. Parents or Grandparents can find a comfy place to watch. Lovely playground. Best in Monterey.

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Herts
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228 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

What a legendary park left by local Monterey resident and Dennis the Menace author/cartoonist Hank Ketcham. We were so envious of the array of play stuff and wished we were young enough to have a go but ce la vie. For the kids and young adults this park offers climbing walls, swings, suspension bridge, slides, skatepark, ball park and many... More 

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Thank Holi-Ray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Plenty of challenging structures to climb, swing, slide and jump from. It has a maze, a wonderful climbing wall, 2 bridges and a few fun slides. It's good for kids older than 4. With toddlers, it's a bit tiring for adult to chase them around if they want to try the big kid structure. Will definitely visit again if I... More 

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1 Thank YAN L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Initially, we were planning to take our kids to Monterey Bay Aquarium but at the last moment decided against it. For a two year old and three year old, we didn't think that the Aquarium would captivate their attention for too long. So, we researched and found good reviews for the Dennis the Menace Park. The park has numerous slides... More 

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2 Thank RktDogg
Atwater, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The kids had so much fun! I love that there are different sized play structures so all of the kids have something to do.

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1 Thank ckgomes1984
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I wish the kids were still small enough to get the most out of this little gem. If the kids are tired of the aquarium and really need to run around for a bit, this is a perfect spot to bring them. Plenty of activities to keep them occupied and tucker them out.

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Thank Michael P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Lots of interesting playground equipment and next to a lake, this is an ideal spot to take an active child to wear him or her out for the day...smile. Well maintained and built many years ago by the Monterey Jacyees it is next to Lake El Estero just outside of downtown Monterey. You can rent paddle boats to go out... More 

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