Dennis the Menace Monterey, California

Dennis the Menace Park

Dennis the Menace Park has been a regional landmark in Monterey for decades. The unique playground overlooking Lake El Estero was originally designed by Dennis the Menace creator Hank Ketchum. With many of the play features aging and no longer compliant with current safety and access standards, the challenge was to develop an overall Master Plan for the playground that would maintain the spirit of the original design while meeting the current design standards. Plans are underway to revise pathway system to meet ADA standards.

The design incorporates several new play experiences while updating many of the landmark existing features. The Master Plan is being incrementally implemented by the City as funding becomes available.

Client: City of Monterey