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Dennis the Menace Park

Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
+1 831-646-3866
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Best free place in Monterey County to take your kids

I took my children here when they were young and now I am taking my grandchildren. What a great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark R
Seaside, California
Kids loved it

This park is tucked away back off Del Monte Avenue in Monterey, but it is totally worth the brief... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Juneau, Alaska
via mobile
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Designed by the creator of Dennis the Menace, this park has all sorts of unique attractions.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddle boats” (37 reviews)
“climbing wall” (32 reviews)
Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey, CA
+1 831-646-3866
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my children here when they were young and now I am taking my grandchildren. What a great place to take young children and build memories. To bad they closed of the train. That was always fun for them. The skate park is right...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is tucked away back off Del Monte Avenue in Monterey, but it is totally worth the brief detour. The park is huge with lots of unique play structures for kids to enjoy. My daughter's favorites were the hedge maze and suspension bridge. We...More

Thank NomeMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My four year old (okay, WE) really enjoyed the variety of playthings available here. He wore himself out with ease!

Thank JDobbs1
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I've been coming here since I was a kid and have taken my son several times. They've added a few things over the year but even as an adult I enjoy it. Check out the Giant Swan boats you can rent and paddle around the...More

Thank NativeCAMamaBear
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My 6 and 10 year olds love this park. It is safe and clean with a variety of play ground equipment. There are large slides and a cool walking bridge. A short walk away is a little lake you can rent paddle boats on. I'd...More

Thank CaliforniaCruizen
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We are always on the look out for a good park and this one was great. We have a 4 and 8 year old and they both were sufficiently entertained!

Thank Geraldine B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

A Monterey institution since 1950's used by multiple generations of my family. As safety standard have risen some of the best play structures have been replaced with tamer ones. The most recent is the fence around the train. But still a favorite for my grandkids....More

Thank baycycle
Reviewed 25 September 2017

First and foremost- I have not been to this park since I was a child and that was well over 30 years ago, but I wanted to leave a review because I HAVE ALWAYS remembered this park. I remember when the roller slide was brand...More

1  Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We stopped here on the way to dinner to let the kids play. Our three grandchildren loved it. They went from one fun thing to another. We cheered the oldest as she tried the rock climbing wall. We read about the history of the park...More

Thank Batmom7
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Nice playground, park and lake. Kids will have fun at the playground and adults can walk around the lake or picnic in the park. It is centrally located in downtown Monterey.

Thank jacksonfoodie2016
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29 October 2015|
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Response from 2741Bodensee | Reviewed this property |
The park is free of charge.
julie p
22 June 2015|
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Response from Samantha H |
Dogs not allowed
julie p
22 June 2015|
Response from Danny V | Reviewed this property |
yes you can .