I was lucky enough to grow up next to an amazing park, "Serra Park" and aside from a rad man made stream,tennis court, and 2 large grass areas it had a steamboat play ground with swings.
It was Sooo fantastic, I spent most of my childhood hanging out there.
Here's a not so great pic (Its all I could find!):
I just heard today that they tore it down, SAD!
Seriously no modern plastic playground is as cool as this awesome old wooden ship was.
These times they are a changing and in this case thumbs down.