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Dennis the Menace Park

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Address: Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
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+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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Fun for all kids.

This playground was fun all ages of kids. Was clean and appeared pretty well kept. Just be prepared for crowds.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
D2daP
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This playground was fun all ages of kids. Was clean and appeared pretty well kept. Just be prepared for crowds.

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Thank D2daP
Monterey, California
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great park but it's under renovation fort many minutes., fun location with pedal boats you can palm around there's lake!

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Thank realpaula
San Jose, CA
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53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice park, especially for young kids old enough to walk on their own (3-5 years) ... AND ... for the parents who might need to accompany the young kid the first couple of times. Adult with no kid(s)? You get to go back in time ... 20, 30, 40, 50 years, or more, and imagine yourself at 4 or... More 

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carmel highlands ca
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time my niece and nephew pay us a visit, I make sure to take them to this park. They have such a ball. Lots to do to keep them happy and get all of their energy out

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Thank MSevle
Cupertino, California
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park has changed over the years but is still a favorite. Well maintained and colorful, kids will find some apparatus to play on.

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Atwater, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a grandmother of four I appreciate safety! I can take all my grandchildren here and keep an eye on the one entrance and exit. The playground is always clean and the equipment is state of the art!!

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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San Jose, California
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117 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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Thank joni h

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