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Dennis the Menace Playground

Dennis the Menace Playground, the City's most popular as well as famous, municipal playground is located on Pearl Street right next to the Frank E. Sollecito Jr. Ballpark and the Monterey Youth Center.

The park first opened on Nov. 17, 1956, and was the result of creative efforts donated to the City by Mr. Hank Ketcham, creator of the Dennis the Menace comic strip. The Monterey Peninsula Jaycees also donated extensive hours of labor towards the development of this children's playground. Since then, Dennis the Menace Park has undergone several renovations, each time making the park brighter and better!

Dennis The Menace Playground is open 10 a.m. to dusk, Memorial Day - Labor Day: open daily; Labor Day - Memorial Day: Closed on non-holiday Tuesdays.

Please note: The steam engine which has been located at Dennis the Menace Park since 1956 is currently fenced off, as it does not meet current required safety standards.