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
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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
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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...
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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
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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...
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1 year 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
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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
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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...
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1 year ago

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

Edgars Bergs
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1 year ago

ok I start first, and I'm not 5

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago

The main part looks like it's made out of chocolate!

Ms.Maria
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1 year ago

Yes, with a yummy chocolate covered dragonfly for added protein! :D

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

It lost its Toe. Diabetes is vicious.

Fsd Sghh
Community Member
1 year ago

For like 2 seconds i was trying to figure out what was wrong lol

Joannie Goulet
Community Member
1 year ago

To be fair kids tend to just spin these around as fast as they can. Or is it just mines?

Carrie de Luka
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1 year ago

That is what I've mainly seen them do!

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Wyndmere
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1 year ago

Its kisses and hugs. X = kisses, O = hugs.

Douglas Campbell
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1 year ago

It's really just a "tic" Board. No vertical "tac," no diagonal "toe"

S.
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, I guess the world is okay with having two Marshmellos while we wait for the third row to arrive.

Aitchilm
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1 year ago

"We didn't have the money for the third row."

Jennifer Erdossy
Community Member
1 year ago

eh, the kids just spin them anyway.

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
1 year ago

That is just a tick tack

Cathy Proctor
Community Member
1 year ago

So they are to poor to add another row?

Mary Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

All those bugs ate the third row.

Ceri Mcclellan
Community Member
1 year ago

I could really eat some chocolate now

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
1 year ago

Cheater, cheater, booger eater!

Danny Heath
Community Member
1 year ago

It's only Tic Tac, Toe is broken!

mindfkr
Community Member
1 year ago

Tic-tac

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

You could play tic tac

MinnowClaw666
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1 year ago

Tic-Tac!

Virgil Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

I think it's a score board of some kind.

Whitney Speight-Carlin
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1 year ago

I see these everywhere. Never understood them.

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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.
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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
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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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