Fasten your seat belt: We’re taking you on a trip around the world. Click through our album to get an insider’s look at the most fascinating, colorful, engaging and all-out fantastical playgrounds out there. Climb a faux spider web in Japan. Swing on tires in Germany. Splash in fountains in Brooklyn. Or at least feel like you are by peeking at these inspiring pictures.

Miner’s Playground – Chuquicamata, Chile

Located in the Atacama desert, one of the driest places in the world, is Chuquicamata, a miner’s town that was shut down in 2007. Despite being abandoned, this playground’s structures still carry a playful, imaginative design that matches the industrial era it developed in. Slide over to PlayGroundology, a blog about everything playgrounds, to see more amazing photos.

photo: James Byrum via Flickr Creative Commons

  • Kew Royal Botanical Gardens -  London
  • St Kilda Adventure Playground - St Kilda, Australia
  • Helen Diller Playground - Dolores Park, San Francisco, Ca
  • Kids Castle - Doylestown, Pa
  • Monstrocity at City Museum - St. Louis, Mo
  • Interactive Loop - Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Playground in Boadilla del Monte - Spain
  • Westgate Wonderland - Singapore
  • Ghost Train Park - Lima, Peru
  • Jungle Gym at The Nashville Zoo - Nashville, Tn
  • Bible Story Park - Parker, SD
  • Story Garden - Holon, Israel
  • Open-Air Museum - Hakone, Japan
  • Fantasy Playground- Hoenderloo, The Netherlands
  • Teardrop Park - New York City, NY
  • Pier 6 Playground - Brooklyn, NY
  • Diana Memorial Playground - London, UK
  • The Blue Whale - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Miner’s Playground – Chuquicamata, Chile
  • Adventure Playground - Berkeley, Ca
  • The Fruit and Scent Playground - Liljeholmen, Sweden
  • Harold H. Higashihara Park - Kona, Hi
  • Nishi Rokugo Koen (Tire Park) - Tokyo, Japan
  • Parque Gulliver (Gulliver Park) - Valencia, Spain
  • The Belleville Playground - Paris, France
  • Zorlu Center Playground - Istanbul

Which one is your favorite? Got another jaw-dropping playground to share? Leave us a Comment below. 

— Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell