Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey

#4 of 12 in Parks in Monterey
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • Generations have been wearing out their kids at this park, my parents brought us here and now I'm bringing my grandkids. They love it like I did and are exhausted when it's time to go home - yay!  more »
  • One of the best playgrounds ever. Came back to Monterey for son’s birthday because he kept talking about it after our first time in July. Fortunately, we only live two hours away. Highly recommend...  more »
  • Had a great time at this playground. The rock climbing wall posed a challenge to my 19-year old so I can confidently say this is great for all ages. Lots of play structures and places for adults to sit back and monitor their young ones.
  • One of the best parks. I use to take my children, now I take my Granddaughter. It is good for all ages, plenty to do to keep the children entertained and busy for hours. Paddle boating is available and there was also a snack shack, full bathrooms and drinking fountains.
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