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.

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse—Philadelphia, Pa

The Anne Newman Giant Wooden Slide is just the tip of the iceberg at this 6.5 acre park that’s free and open to play to kids 10 and younger. It sits alongside a 16,000 square foot playhouse where the tot lot can ride tricycles and play pretend with their enthusiastic peers until it’s time to head home for nap. Add in amazing community festivals and events scattered throughout the year, and you’ve got a serious hot spot to visit in the city of brotherly love.

photo: Smith Memorial Playground’s Facebook

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— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell