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.

Dennis the Menace Park – Monterey, Ca

Situated along the water in Monterey sits a throwback playground with a theme that might be unfamiliar to your sidekick, but will surely be recognizable to you. The Dennis the Menace Park opened back in the 1950’s and has been a favorite ever since. Not only will your playful petite find statutes of Dennis situated throughout, but there are also plenty of climbable, swingable, slideable equipment that looks like it walked straight out of a comic strip and onto the sandy play space for all to enjoy.

photo: Sharon G. via yelp

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— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell