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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Laugh Fan
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

Excuse me but what's going on here??

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#7

Ouch

Ouch

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Just another user...
Community Member
1 year 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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1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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...
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Mar and sol
Community Member
1 year ago

Same here

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PandaJon
Community Member
1 year ago

Who said it was a playground for children? Maybe it's for the crocodiles who live in the moat !

S.
Community Member
1 year ago

This water park doesn't look safe.

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

That slide is just a happy little survivor of the Apocalypse.

FatBaby
Community Member
1 year ago

It's all fun & games until some kid drowns...smh

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
1 year ago

The Ad for the apartments says "great playground & pool for the kids".

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 year ago

Making the most of a Really tiny yard.

Miklós Nagy
Community Member
1 year ago

For unvanted childs.

Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

And that channel probably is connected to the nearest chemistry plant.

Jo Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Look at that bridge. Safety is not a concern round our way!

David Jeu
Community Member
1 year ago

Survival of the fittest.

Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 year ago

One of the exceptions that actually fit the requirements to be listed here

maswartz
Community Member
1 year ago

This one looks like a prank or something

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

they tried.

nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

this seems like in Japan because of the overall compact-ness of everything. but I guess if only some handful of kids wants a playing space, that'll do, maybe.

Juririn
Community Member
1 year ago

I think Japan, too.

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HungryPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

Child:*falls in water *ROBLOX DEATH SOUND*

John Bennick
Community Member
1 year ago

It really looks nice since they've fixed it up. 🤒

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

This are should be restricted, no children allowed, people at your own risk !!!

Mary Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

This slide is for very naughty kids only.

GrumpyCat7
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha....more like a well thought out "naughty-corner"! 🤣🤣🤣

claudia kiss
Community Member
1 year ago

North Korea or Russia?

Kent Stannard
Community Member
1 year ago

Got gators?

Laura Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

Damn, this is depressing.

Yo-Yo
Community Member
1 year ago

Darwinism ;-)

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Also is this a garage behind the slide?

Purple_haired_teenager
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people are stupid.

Maren Langos
Community Member
1 year ago

W...t...f

ZoeIsHahaha
Community Member
11 months ago

One wrong move...

Aitchilm
Community Member
1 year ago

I cannot imagine the rational for the decision making.

Curious Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

perfect location.. little brats

Eddie77
Community Member
1 year ago

What would they be thinking when they designed this?

Olli Glx
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm probably wrong, but it might be in Japan, where space is very limited in the cities.

Dina Voormey
Community Member
1 year ago

This one really beats the cake!

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
1 year ago

When you REALLY want that 1/5 child.

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
1 year ago

words fail

Colette Chicoine
Community Member
1 year ago

Hardly.

Donald Holder*Doc
Community Member
1 year ago

That's downright stupid!

Jan Quin
Community Member
1 year ago

Well thats on the top of the stupid list

Jodi Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago

Slip and slide

Pipi
Community Member
1 year ago

sponsored by the local drug store

bob
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, sometimes there is not enough space for anything in Japan...

Lukáš Kratochvíl
Community Member
1 year ago

This one has educational intention, when child makes it into the water, they can learn swimming.

Anonymous
Community Member
1 year ago

wadaya mean its unsafe? the only thing that will happen is the kid falling in the water or cracking their head on the concrete, i mean, they won't drown will they? - creator of this playground

Anonymous
Community Member
1 year ago

note: the creator isn't me

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

It's the ":learn to swim" version.

Zaheen Muhammad
Community Member
1 year ago

All of a sudden, I'm uncomfortable in my office chair, right this moment!

Marina MN
Community Member
1 year ago

Who ever thought this is a viabile idea?? This isn't even about the design..

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#12

Spiderman Bounce House

Spiderman Bounce House

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel short

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#15

This Awful Slide Placement

This Awful Slide Placement

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Jo Smith
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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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1 year 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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Stimpy
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1 year ago

Well, I guess they just used a basemodel for a superman-type hero (knickers-on-the-outside-style) and repainted it as spiderman...

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#20

Morg And Lisu

Morg And Lisu

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Enuya
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1 year 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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1 year 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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ViolinLover
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1 year ago

And the sun does not exist...?

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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
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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#26

Uhh... Spongebob?

Uhh... Spongebob?

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S.
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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