There is no way this El Estero Park playground—codesigned by cartoonist and Monterey County resident Hank Ketcham—could be built today, which is probably what makes it so appealing to children. The play structures have lots of hard metal corners for kids to bruise themselves on. They can even climb to the top of tall things—and fall off! This place is great.
Pearl Street between El Estero and Camino Aguajito