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.

Nishi Rokugo Koen (Tire Park) – Tokyo, Japan

Ever wonder what happens to old tires? At Japan's Tire Park, they are transformed into a unique playground that's like nothing we've ever seen before. This park boasts over 3,000 tires organized into different play areas and structures including a tire Godzilla, a giant tire robot, tire swings made out of huge tractor tires, and a tire slide. See more photos over at Play Scapes.

Which one is your favorite? Is there an amazing playground we should add? Leave us a Comment below. 

— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell