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.

Kids Castle – Doylestown, Pa

Kids Castle is a prime example of what we love about being in a loving community. The entire playground was first funded in 1997 without the use of any tax dollars. Volunteers laid down each plank and nail in order to make kids dreams come true. In September 2013, Kids Castle finally reopened for full-time fun and welcomes knights and princesses ages 5-12.

photo: iLiveinYourTrees via reddit

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

— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell