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.

Harold H. Higashihara Park – Kona, Hi

Built entirely by hand by a group of community volunteers in just two months, this hillside playground has one of the best views ever. From its castle perch, kids can see the Pacific Ocean in all its glory. The castle features a 30-foot-long slide that can only be reached by traversing the maze to the top. The park also boasts built-in chess tables, a horseshoe ring toss and a double-hulled giant canoe to climb.

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

— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell



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