Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey

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Cartoonist Hank Ketcham designed Dennis the Menace Park, which opened in 1956. Features include a 1924 locomotive steam engine, a maze made of small hedges, a rock tunnel, and a skateboard area. Kids can also play on swings, slides, climbing walls, and a bouncing bridge. Toddlers have their own fenced-in play area. Picnic at one of the few tables or near the duck pond under weeping willows, but watch for seagulls that might steal your food. The snack stand, which serves cold drinks, snacks, and grilled food, takes cash only. The parking lot fills up fast. Work out when and for how long to visit Dennis the Menace Park and other Monterey attractions using our handy Monterey holiday planning site .
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  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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 pa...  more »
  • 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!  more »
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  • Wow! What a fabulous park! Just the thing when the kids are tired of museums, boats, aquariums and adult sight-seeing... sometimes they just need to be able to run around! The park is HUGE and it also only has one way in/out so parents posted near the door can feel safe letting the kids run free.
  • This is an amazing playground. My 3.5 year old son had a blast, but there is plenty for older and younger kids too. It's a huge park next to a baseball diamond.
  • Best kid playground ...ever!!! Suspension bridge, tunnels, swings, multiple slide and play structures, and this very unique rolling slide (slow so not scary). Next to a beautiful pond that has paddle boats too.
  • THE BEST PARK I'VE EVER BEEN TO!!! So many unique play areas and a really cool water fountain that looks like you're sticking your head in a lion's mouth. We almost didn't come here but I'm so glad we did. It was even more fun than the aquarium!
  • This is an awesome playground for kids. There are lots of different activities the kids can do. But, this is a very popular place and there are a ton of people here.

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