Your neighborhood playground rocks the basics with slides, swings and monkey bars for your speedy sidekick to cross. But does it have handcrafted netting pods? Fantasy cottages? Or spelunk-able slides and trampolines? We searched the world over to find jaw-dropping playgrounds that kick park play into high gear. Flip through to find the play spot of your dreams.

Columbus Commons Luckey Climber – Columbus, In

A playground too pretty to play on? We might think so, but the tiny climbers who weave their way around the colorful platforms and netting that are part of the Luckey Climber at the Columbus Commons prove us wrong daily. Situated inside a free-use public space, this artfully designed playground is one that’s appealing to kids of all ages.

photo: Luckey Climber’s Facebook

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— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell