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Visiting Dennis The Menace Playground Monterey

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The municipal playground was co-created by the father of Dennis the Menace, a legendary celebrity amongst all the liveliest characters ever seen. This park has all kind of amazing and unique attractions, including an open play area for children and several other highlights such as a maze and a rock climbing wall. If you want to see some historic extravaganza then it will be ideal for you to explore the authentic 1924 Southern Pacific steam engine placed here.

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Dennis the Menace: Nail-Biting Adventure

Dennis the Menace: Nail-Biting Adventure

Dennis the Menace Park Tour

Dennis the Menace Park Tour

Dennis the Menace Park is an ultimate fun for kids of all ages and is designed by Hank Ketchum, creator of the famously naughty comic strip character, who lived in nearby Pebble Beach. One of the perfect places for children to explore and hang out at, Dennis the Menace Park offers breath-taking adventures and plenty of options for phenomenal photography. Everything here is very much kept up and well-managed, with a lot of seating spots for everyone to sit and relax.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sit on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and explore the astounding outlook of life both above and beneath the ocean tides. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is home to more than 35,000 creatures across over 550 species. You will find a wide range of exotic creatures here, such as fishes of all sizes, spineless creatures, well-evolved creatures, plants, and much, much more. The centerpiece of the aquarium is a three-story-high tank containing a transcending kelp forest.

Slides and Maze Adventure

Slides and Maze Adventure

Children love to play at the Dennis the Menace Park. Since it has an extensive variety of choice for children to appreciate, such as long slides, hedge maze, and bridge, it is one of the most sought-after playgrounds for kids in Monterey. Furthermore, mesmerizing real train engines are also available for kids to climb around on. Rest assured, you won't be disappointed.

Pond Tour

Pond Tour

A large pond for flying creature is the most noticeable attraction of the park. It has an extensive play zone and sporting venue. There's even a tourist information office to assist first-time visitors. You can take a ride in a paddle boat across the pond or relax under the mesmerizing, shady and breezy cool trees.

Fine Dining

Fine Dining

The cafe at Dennis the Menace Park offers an extensive variety of handmade delicacies, fresh and delicious snacks, brunch and beverages to refresh, pamper and delight your taste buds.

Dennis The Menace Playground Monterey Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Tickets are not required to enter the Dennis the Menace playground while passes to various attractions in and around the park can be purchased easily at affordable rates from their respective entrance or ticket booth.

How To Get Around?

Moving around the playground is easy and hassle-free. All popular attractions, including the café and aquarium, are at walking distance from each other.

What Should I Wear?

While visiting the playground, though there's no dress code as such, consider wearing full sleeve shirt, jeans, or full cargo, particularly for kids, to ensure maximum safety on slides and rides. Jeans, skirts, legging, casual shirts, denim, etc. are all great options for summers and during mild temperatures, whereas light jackets and a few extra layers will come in handy during winters.

Dennis The Menace Playground Monterey Facts

Best Time to Visit

Dennis the Menace Park is open for visitors every day from 10 am to Sunset, from September to May, however, it remains closed on Tuesdays.


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Will I Need a Guide?

You do not need a guide to visit or move around Dennis the Menace Playground. All attractions, and the directions are well defined and at walking distance from each other. Also, all the essential information is available on this website.

How To Get There?

For overseas visitors, Monterey Regional Airport is the closest touch point. Convenient accommodation is available at around the airport and you may even ask the hotel staff to arrange a pickup or drop service to and from Dennis the Menace Playground. Private cars and Uber are another preferred options to reach the park.

Additional Info

Make sure you pack enough layers since evenings here can often be cool and windy. Ensure you don't leave your little ones unattended since they might hurt themselves.