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.

Monstrocity at City Museum – St. Louis, Mo

This metallic mammoth of a playspace is aptly called "Monstrocity." Reminiscent of a Mad Max, post-apocalyptic scene, Monstrocity is comprised of wrought-iron slinkies, fire trucks, stone turrets, airplane fuselages, slides of all sizes and shapes, and a pair of ball pits designed after ... what else? ... the Thunderdome. Adventurous kids can scramble their way to the very top of this four-story structure.

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— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell