While playgrounds seem to be getting more ‘cookie cutter’, here are 5 incredible wonderlands from around the world. Each one was designed to let children take advantage of their wild imaginations while learning and staying active.



The Toa Payoh Playground in Singapore was designed in the 70s by Mr Khor Ean Ghee, a former interior designer.


Kids can explore a Blue Whale inside and out at Plikta park in Gothenburg, Sweden.


A playground of a different sort, OTRO is a glow in the dark skatepark in France designed by Koo Jeong-A. The entire park was built using phos­pho­res­cent con­crete. 


The incredible Rain­bow Net play­ground at the Hakone Sculp­ture Park in Japan was created by fiber installation artist Toshiko Hori­uchi MacAdam.


While not as outlandishly designed as the others, this playspace is radical in a completely different way. The Edible School Yard in Harlem New York is dedicated to bringing garden-fresh learning and growing to low-income students. Beautiful, fun, educational and community centered, we think it’s totally amazing! For more information visit Edible School Yard NYC.