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.
Open-Air Museum – Hakone, Japan
This brightly colored netting was hand-crafted by artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam and is suspended within a dome comprised of over 500 timber logs. Designed to imitate animal nests, the Rainbow Nest Dome offers tons of room to climb around like a spider. Scattered throughout the enclosed space are large cushions and even a maze.
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— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell