Kids' playgrounds are supposed to be a hub for a child's imagination, so the designs must yield to creativity. While Danish brands such as LEGO and MONSTRUM are superstars with innovative playset creations, some jungle gym designers just seem to miss the mark.

Below is a compilation of playground design fails that are far from friendly. Who knew that once wholesome characters like Frosty, the Snowman or Spiderman could become so inappropriate with just a few bad design placements. Yes, some of these backyard playgrounds are so disturbing you will wonder how the designer or parents missed it. Scroll down below to see photos of hilariously shady playground equipment that are definitely not age-appropriate, but are sure to give you a good laugh. Don't forget to upvote your favs!

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Paan Sy
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2 years ago

so that is where they come from

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#2

All Aboard Thomas The Existential Angst Engine

All Aboard Thomas The Existential Angst Engine

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2 years ago

T^T sad *plays intro to Sad (Bo Burnham)*

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Really? For Kids To Play?

Really? For Kids To Play?

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Антон Христов
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2 years ago

Depends how you look at it. It can be quite useful for explaining how did they came to existence.. OR NOT.

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Uhhh... You Alright There, Pikachu?

Uhhh... You Alright There, Pikachu?

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Enuya
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2 years ago

... at least Pikachu looks contented.

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#5

Just A Regular Russian Playground, Nothing To See Here

Just A Regular Russian Playground, Nothing To See Here

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2 years ago

O_O danngggggggg

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#6

My Friend Is In South Korea And She Saw This In A Playground

My Friend Is In South Korea And She Saw This In A Playground

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Nini Meow
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2 years ago

I even find the game ridiculous.

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#7

Ouch

Ouch

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2 years ago (edited)

Child: WEEEEEEEEE Child: WEEEEEEEEE Child: WEEEEEEEEE Child: *roblox death sound*

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#8

But Why

But Why

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Paan Sy
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2 years ago

hahahaha at least it is colorful

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#9

Never Split Your Legs When You Slide Down

Never Split Your Legs When You Slide Down

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Paan Sy
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2 years ago

ouch!!

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#10

This Mickey Mouse At A Local Play Park

This Mickey Mouse At A Local Play Park

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Enuya
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2 years ago

Looks like severe case of middle-age crisis.

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#11

Not Exactly The Right Place For A Playground

Not Exactly The Right Place For A Playground

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2 years ago

i can see myself slipping. slipping when it’s dry. slipping when I’m walking slowly. this is my problem ;-;

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#12

Spiderman Bounce House

Spiderman Bounce House

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Enuya
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2 years ago

I believe it's some kind of inflatable castle? Probably on the front it looks completely normal and innocent. Such things are often set so that only the front is onto the sight. While this placement (and design) is not very fortunate, probably if you're climbing from the front, it looks completely ok.

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#13

Well That's A Penis...

Well That's A Penis...

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Well as that is the second one like this somewhere, for some reason, it's considered okay... Oh dear.

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#14

If You’re A 10 Foot Child And Want To Learn Braille Do I Have The Playground For You!

If You’re A 10 Foot Child And Want To Learn Braille Do I Have The Playground For You!

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seauf
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2 years ago

I feel short

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#15

This Awful Slide Placement

This Awful Slide Placement

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2 years ago

c’mon man... we’re trying to ~not~ drive the elephants to extinction...

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#16

This Terrifying Playground For Children

This Terrifying Playground For Children

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Aaron Kara
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2 years ago

Kill it with fire

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#17

So I Took My Son To A Playground In Poland...

So I Took My Son To A Playground In Poland...

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2 years ago

Well THAT’S fun!

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#18

Come And Play, Children

Come And Play, Children

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2 years ago

Child: *copies Pirate role model* Parental figure: where the hell did I go wrong?

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#19

This Spiderman Children's Ride Has A Visible Panty Line

This Spiderman Children's Ride Has A Visible Panty Line

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Ula
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2 years ago

It's a Spiderwoman

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#20

Morg And Lisu

Morg And Lisu

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Enuya
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2 years ago

These are post-apocalyptic Simpsons. I mean, after they turned into zombie.

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#21

Make Fun Safe

Make Fun Safe

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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2 years ago

Help us make fun safe by eliminating the fun!

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#22

Spotted At A Local Park On The Play Structure. Teaching Kids About The Planets... That Revolve Around The Earth...?

Spotted At A Local Park On The Play Structure. Teaching Kids About The Planets... That Revolve Around The Earth...?

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minerva15
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2 years ago

The birthplace of the flat earthers.

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#23

This Useless Playground Tic-Tac-Toe Board

This Useless Playground Tic-Tac-Toe Board

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2 years ago

OOH! FIRST TO TWO WINS! I WILL CHALLENGE ANYONE TO THIS— anyone under 5

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#24

Guess Donald Duck Really Likes Kids

Guess Donald Duck Really Likes Kids

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minerva15
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2 years ago

The internet loves Donald Duck, the kid friendly cartoon! Update: we regret to inform you Donald Duck is a pedophile.

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#25

This Monstrosity

This Monstrosity

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steve
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2 years ago

why are there so many plagyground things like these...

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#26

Uhh... Spongebob?

Uhh... Spongebob?

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SupriyaG
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2 years ago

This is spongedog..

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#27

At The Playground

At The Playground

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Enuya
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2 years ago

Someone failed their basic navigation test.

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#28

This Playground Of A Private Kindergarten In Omsk, Russia

This Playground Of A Private Kindergarten In Omsk, Russia

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Антон Христов
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2 years ago

When GULAG has a new meaning...

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Kids Playground In Ukraine

Kids Playground In Ukraine

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Eliška Hůlková
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2 years ago

This actually looks like fun!

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#30

I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here

I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

This is horrifying looking

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