This is the type of playground I remember playing on as a kid. They're quite rare to find these days, so when I drove past one (on my way to a wedding) I had to pull over and take a couple of photos as proof. I'm sure I've talked before about the playground safety reform and the emergence of new safer playgrounds and to be fair I do remember those metal slides got very very hot in Summer and thus a fair point in removing them. Still, nostalgia runs deep for me and I can't help but get a little sentimental seeing these basic guys still standing.
I'm crossing my fingers and toes for some cool ones in Japan!