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 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 wrong design placements. Yes, some of these are so disturbing you will wonder how the designer or parents missed it. Scroll down below to see photos of hilariously wrong play areas that are definitely not family friendly, but are sure to give you a good laugh. And don't forget to upvote your favs!

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Laugh Fan 1 month ago

Flipping hell... no-one in their right mind, surely?

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#2 All Aboard Thomas The Existential Angst Engine

All Aboard Thomas The Existential Angst Engine

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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago (edited)

He's just going through some stuff, okay?

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#3 Really? For Kids To Play?

Really? For Kids To Play?

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Антон Христов 1 month 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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#4 Uhhh... You Alright There, Pikachu?

Uhhh... You Alright There, Pikachu?

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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago

There is no excuse for this, who thought it was a good idea???

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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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Laugh Fan 1 month ago

Did someone wake up with the head next to them on a pillow Mafia-style?

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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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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago

Excuse me but what's going on here??

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#7 Ouch

Ouch

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Just another user... 1 month 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 1 month 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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minerva15 1 month ago

Looks like a bunch of bananas!

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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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Aaron Kara 1 month ago

please...kill me

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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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Just another user... 1 month 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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Aaron Kara 1 month ago

The pump that inflates the castle probably needs to be inserted into the anus... because, spiderman

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#13 Well That's A Penis...

Well That's A Penis...

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PandaJon 1 month ago

The Luigi "Penis Pie" Special

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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 1 month ago

I feel short

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#15 This Awful Slide Placement

This Awful Slide Placement

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Jo Smith 1 month ago

The hilarious thing is that the other side, elephants have this appendage that would be perfect for a slide... I forget the name... what is it? OH YEAH, THE TRUNK!

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#16 This Terrifying Playground For Children

This Terrifying Playground For Children

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Aaron Kara 1 month 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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Daria Z 1 month ago

Now THAT's what usually springs to mind when I hear "spotted dick pudding"

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#18 Come And Play, Children

Come And Play, Children

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Just another user... 1 month 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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Roald Andresen 1 month ago

...and a little bit of side-boob.

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#20 Morg And Lisu

Morg And Lisu

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Roald Andresen 1 month ago

That's not Lisu, it's Maggu.

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#21 Make Fun Safe

Make Fun Safe

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Aahzmandus Pervect 1 month 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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Roald Andresen 1 month ago

As the illustration shows: Earth is flat!

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#23 This Useless Playground Tic-Tac-Toe Board

This Useless Playground Tic-Tac-Toe Board

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Just another user... 1 month 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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Laugh Fan 1 month ago

You'd think designers would know by now that certain animals, cartoon characters and people do NOT make good playground rides/games/toys. Maybe it would be best to just put good quality equipment in a playground and give up on this kind of thing.

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#25 This Monstrosity

This Monstrosity

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steve 1 month ago

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

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#26 Uhh... Spongebob?

Uhh... Spongebob?

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S. 1 month ago

He's ... He's staring right into my soul ...

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#27 At The Playground

At The Playground

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Laugh Fan 1 month ago

Designed by someone dyslexic? It's the kind of thing my husband would do with the form of dyslexia he has.

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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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Major Houlihan Bear 1 month ago

You always get in. Out is another question :)

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#29 Kids Playground In Ukraine

Kids Playground In Ukraine

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Potterhead Unicorn 1 month ago

That's actually pretty damn cool.

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#30 I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here

I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here

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Enuya 1 month ago

Winnie the Pooh after years of honey and hard drugs abuse.

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#31 Found This "Play Area" While Walking Through England On Google Street View

Found This "Play Area" While Walking Through England On Google Street View

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Enuya 1 month ago

Hey, that's nice idea! Now you can legally put your child into the cage! Except, there should also be a ceiling, otherwise they can escape.

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#32 Who Designs These Things

Who Designs These Things

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S. 1 month ago

It's even flashing its thumbs.

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#33 Frosty The Snowman Was Very Jolly

Frosty The Snowman Was Very Jolly

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#34 This Playground Gate That Will Surely Keep The Children Inside

This Playground Gate That Will Surely Keep The Children Inside

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Laugh Fan 1 month ago

It's unfinished - the hedge will grow in and then the gate will make sense. It will be much nicer than the metal fencing on the other playground.

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#35 My School Accidently Made A Swastika On The Playground...

My School Accidently Made A Swastika On The Playground...

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Vicky Zar 1 month ago

I had to google "Ludo". It looks weird. That thing on the picture is "Mensch ärgere dich nicht" (Don't get angry, human). A classic german board game. Everyone knows it. But Lodo seams to be the british equivalent. The american version would be "Trouble" or "Parcheesi".

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#36 This Handicap Accessible Play Structure

This Handicap Accessible Play Structure

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Just another user... 1 month ago

It’s the thought that counts!

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#37 This Is Questionable

This Is Questionable

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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago

Why not have their tails together instead??

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#38 This Is A Bench In A Children's Park

This Is A Bench In A Children's Park

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Enuya 1 month ago

I seen very similiar one on another picture here. Are these so common?

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#39 What

What

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Christopher Columbus 1 month ago

Lol, that's Parc Asterix in France. Great theme park, with a lovely sense of humour

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#40 The Entrance To This Children's Bouncy Castle Looks Like Santa Has A Vagina

The Entrance To This Children's Bouncy Castle Looks Like Santa Has A Vagina

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Антон Христов 1 month ago

poor Santa is ashamed.. :(

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#41 Bponge Sob

Bponge Sob

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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago

Nightmare-inducing

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#42 This Toy That Constantly Plays Sounds Of Children Screaming Like They Were Hurt, In A Large Play Yard Where Staff Like Me Need To Make Sure No Child Gets Hurt

This Toy That Constantly Plays Sounds Of Children Screaming Like They Were Hurt, In A Large Play Yard Where Staff Like Me Need To Make Sure No Child Gets Hurt

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seauf 1 month ago

keeps staff on their toes ;o)

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#43 Well, That's Disturbing

Well, That's Disturbing

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LOttawa 1 month ago

Well, he seams please with what nature gave him.

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#44 The Playground Of Childhood Trauma

The Playground Of Childhood Trauma

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Kaisu Rei 1 month ago

I would've been so scared of this as a kid

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#45 This Weird Teletubbie Chair At A Children's Park

This Weird Teletubbie Chair At A Children's Park

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Whitney Speight-Carlin 1 month ago

In their defense, Teletubbies are weird in general.

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#46 Saw At A Playground The Other Day...

Saw At A Playground The Other Day...

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ViolinLover 1 month ago

Pennywises brother

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#47 Who Designed This Playground Equipment?

Who Designed This Playground Equipment?

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Enuya 1 month ago

Compared to other things in this list, this one looks pretty innocent. Personally, I would not see anything wrong here if I did not read the title of the article.

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#48 The Supports At The Playground Near My Sister's Place Are Basically Designed To Make Someone Get Hurt

The Supports At The Playground Near My Sister's Place Are Basically Designed To Make Someone Get Hurt

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Dian Parama Kosala 1 month ago

Maybe its not for kids . Y know like.....

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#49 This Children's Inflatable

This Children's Inflatable

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minerva15 1 month ago

So many vags in this post. Almost NSFW.

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#50 3 Lane Slide With Only One Way On

3 Lane Slide With Only One Way On

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A B C 1 month ago

"trust me, I'm an engineer" said noone ever while designing this.

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