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Monterey Bay Sights

Dennis the Menace Playground

  • Pearl St. and Camino El Estero Map It
  • Monterey
  • Park/Playground

Updated 05/04/2014

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The late cartoonist Hank Ketcham designed this play area. Its equipment is on a grand scale and made for Dennis-like daredevils: kid favorites include the roller slide, rock-climbing area, and clanking suspension bridge. You can rent a rowboat or a paddleboat for cruising around U-shaped Lake El Estero, populated with an assortment of ducks, mud hens, and geese.

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El Estero Park, Pearl St. and Camino El Estero, Monterey, California, 93940, United States

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  • Daily 10–dusk
  • Closed Tues., Sept.–May

Updated 05/04/2014


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