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.

Ghost Train Park – Lima, Peru

When Lima city’s plans for a railway fell through, these abandoned concrete columns and passways became quite an eyesore to pedestrians. Spanish architecture firm, Basurama, tackled this space with an eco-friendly eye and used tires, old car parts and ropes to turn “trash” into a treasured play land of tire swings and climbing structures.

photo: Ghost Train Park / Basurama

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— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell