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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All Aboard Thomas The Existential Angst Engine

All Aboard Thomas The Existential Angst Engine

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

He's just going through some stuff, okay?

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah... she thought she could, she thought she could, she thought she could... but couldn't :(

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

"Hello darkness my old friend..."

My O My
Community Member
2 years ago

And how am I gonna get rid of the song now??

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Just another user...
Community Member
2 years ago

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

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this is Thomas' emo cousin!

seauf
Community Member
2 years ago

"I think I can't, I think I can't, I think I can't."

Rowlie
Community Member
2 years ago

What a trainwreck

Siddharth Rath
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

"MAMAAAAA OOOOHHHHH. I DON'T WANNA DIE, I SOMETIMEE WISH I'D NEVER BEEN BORN AT ALL"

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

waterproof mascara can save lives Thomas

pandamonium
Community Member
2 years ago

Awe Tomas needs a hug

Ms.Maria
Community Member
2 years ago

I must have missed this episode of Thomas and Friends :(

The Girl on Fire
Community Member
2 years ago

Thomas's mascara is smudging.

Dian Parama Kosala
Community Member
2 years ago

I hear its whisper

Janina Prado
Community Member
2 years ago

Wooden't you know it? Thomas has been knotty again.

BusLady
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2 years ago

😄

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S.
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2 years ago

Me on the last day of vacations.

Howard McEachron
Community Member
2 years ago

He needs a nap. Looks like he's run out of steam

Alison Marchand
Community Member
2 years ago

More like Thomas the Trainwreck

LoneWolfie
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not a phase mom!!

StarKitten
Community Member
2 years ago

alexa wake me up inside

AliFab
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn, life has not been kind to Thomas the Tank Engine.

Markus McCloud
Community Member
2 years ago

"All around me are familiar faces..."

Valerie Anne
Community Member
2 years ago

The little engine that just couldn't go on

Martha Asante
Community Member
8 months ago

omg

Luke Valentine
Community Member
1 year ago

hahaha thomas

Aitchilm
Community Member
2 years ago

That's the most depressing "train" I have ever seen.

TomiSmith
Community Member
2 years ago

He/she only cries when empty. Haha

Curious Cat
Community Member
2 years ago

awesome..

Todd Chesser
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't stop giggling

Calum Sanderson
Community Member
2 years ago

me irl

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
2 years ago

Thomas, showing the state of thenation

Colette Chicoine
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm just really sad today. I'll be better tomorrow

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks so sad!!

MinnowClaw666
Community Member
2 years ago

I relate to this train

MCathenaE
Community Member
2 years ago

Charlie the choo choo!

Slune
Community Member
2 years ago

I know that lady from the neighborhood

Jan Quin
Community Member
2 years ago

Such a happy choo choo !!

AvengingDragon
Community Member
2 years ago

"Were you dumped?" ".....yes....."

Pipi
Community Member
2 years ago

Opening song is My immortal

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
2 years ago

Sad, sad train.

Kirk Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

he's been on the gin again...

Bill
Community Member
2 years ago

Thomas the Train after listening to a Cure album

Noodle Nio
Community Member
2 years ago

Why not let the man have a bad day?

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
2 years ago

Heroin goth Thomas.

stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

chuffed to bits

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Thomas lost all his friends after he tried to recruit them into his latest MLM scheme.

cher rye
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2 years ago

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Parmeisan
Community Member
2 years ago

Why don't you smile for me, sweetie?

Natasha Forchione
Community Member
2 years ago

Those are some huge lips there...LOL

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Really? For Kids To Play?

Really? For Kids To Play?

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Антон Христов
Community Member
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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Just another user...
Community Member
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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Just another user...
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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like severe case of middle-age crisis.

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Not Exactly The Right Place For A Playground

Not Exactly The Right Place For A Playground

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Just another user...
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel short

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#15

This Awful Slide Placement

This Awful Slide Placement

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Just another user...
Community Member
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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Just another user...
Community Member
2 years ago

Well THAT’S fun!

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#18

Come And Play, Children

Come And Play, Children

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Just another user...
Community Member
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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Morg And Lisu

Morg And Lisu

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Enuya
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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Just another user...
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

This is spongedog..

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#27

At The Playground

At The Playground

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Enuya
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
2 years ago

This actually looks like fun!

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I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here

I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

This is horrifying looking

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