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This famous Monterey playground is located in the El Estero Park. First opened in 1956, the park has undergone various renovations with the most recent in 2005. Named after the comic character by Hank Ketchum, the park features a toddler area and larger slides and structures meant for older children. A maze with a lookout tower, climbing wall, suspension bridge and statue of Dennis himself, this park is full of fun for kids of all ages.
This city park sprawls out over 45 acres, with lush lawns, walking paths, a picnic area with barbecues and tables, and El Estero Lake. Paddle boats are available for rental at the concession stand, making it the perfect outdoor activity for the whole family. The park also features a workout course and restrooms.
This urban beach is at the end of the famed Cannery Row near the Coastguard Pier and Reeside Avenue. A popular beach for scuba divers, many traverse the waters in the area to check out the remains of the cannery gear just offshore. Bring a picnic lunch and a blanket and bask in the beautiful weather Monterey is known for.
This Monterey Peninsula state beach is where locals flock for coastal walks. This protected area encourages visitors to bask in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, but to take no souvenirs home with them. As a protected site, no fishing is allowed in the area. However, dogs are allowed on the beach as long as their leashed.
Laguna Seca Recreation Area is a scenic park offering magnificent views of the Salinas Valley and hillsides. Managed by the Monterey County Parks Department, the park offers camping facilities in its serene environment. The park gets a lot of visitors from the surrounding areas of Salinas Valley, Carmel Valley and Monterey Peninsula. A rifle and pistol range is also available for all you shooting buffs. The park provides a perfect backdrop for wedding parties, corporate dinners and events.