Gallery: 6 Awesome Parks Made From Rehabilitated Urban Structures

Ghost Train Park in Lima

Old train ruins in Lima, Peru have become the perfect playground for both kids and adults alike thanks to the work of Spanish group Basurama. The Ghost Train Park makes use of recycled materials to create horse-shaped tire swings, climbing structures, canopy lines, and swings. What was once a blight on the city is now a cheery and bright spot full of kids making use what would be otherwise useless concrete columns.

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  1. Amaraaa April 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I am actually studying architecture in Korea right now and almost all of my profs said Cheonggyecheon stream project is not successful (critical).
    They had to restore and renovate the ruin of historical building and bridges, Unfortunately lack of construction time (presidential election Lee Myung-bak)its all gone.

  2. gavinhudson September 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for covering the Cheonggyecheon and the topic in general. Cheonggyecheon stream is one of my favorite sections of Seoul. It’s so nice to get some respite from the hustle of the city along this beautiful stream.

  3. kenji July 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Gasworks park in Seattle, WA is pretty nifty also.

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