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...
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 ;-;

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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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Just another user...
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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

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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
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
Community Member
1 year ago

That's actually pretty damn cool.

Joe Palffy
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1 year ago

when your comment has more likes than the photo

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Eliška Hůlková
Community Member
1 year ago

This actually looks like fun!

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, and it's actually quite pretty, too

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Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

it's a good design and it looks fun. I think what makes it looks weird is the fact that it's old, fading and a bit dark and sad.

Stimpy
Community Member
1 year ago

Would have LOVED that when I was a child

Jo Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Unusual, but looks like fun!

LOttawa
Community Member
1 year ago

It's pretty cool, but the metal slides... Those burn like there's no tomorrow.

Jhoa
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd take that anytime over the plastic shock-slides

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seauf
Community Member
1 year ago

ah that's where the iron curtain went

Petra Christovová
Community Member
1 year ago

This is actually great! Really cool.

Lara Leggatt
Community Member
1 year ago

What’s wrong with that one? It’s Gulliver!

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
1 year ago

In Coral Gables near Miami, they have a concrete nude status of a woman in this position. We used to play on her boobs. There was only a general shape & no genitalia, but we thought it was excitingly naughty to be able to play on a naked lady.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

So I take it you find none of these playgrounds shocking? 😁

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AvengingDragon
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1 year ago (edited)

I don't get whats wrong with this.... OH MY GOD LOOK AT ALL THE SLIDES!!! 3 seconds later: WHEEE!!!!

birdhouse
Community Member
1 year ago

Inspiration for John Mayer's song - Your Body Is A Wonderland.

Michelle Mock Hudgins
Community Member
1 year ago

Actually it’s a cool looking playground....needs a new paint job but it’s kick ass cool

Disabled Dabber
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1 year ago

He's just chillin

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

To me, he looks like he's wearing cowboy boots.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Gulliver wanted a job where he would feel useful.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
1 year ago

Just chillin'

ViolinLover
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonder how big it is

Jacey Lynn
Community Member
8 months ago

Not that bad tho! Pretty cool...but a lot of stairs..but maybe still fun!

Joanne
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this one is really cool, it just looks a bit sad with the faded colours. This must have looked great when it was freshly painted.

Billy 42
Community Member
1 year ago

this is great

Ashley Dowda
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol looks like Magic Man from Adventure Time!

Odd1sout
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1 year ago

This is actuallyreally cool!

Bahati Mpalala
Community Member
1 year ago

Good point

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

This actually looks fun. I'd play there.

Connie May
Community Member
1 year ago

I love this❤️

Mary Miller
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1 year ago

"WHAT THE ........." Rip van Winkle finally woke up.

Feelin’ Memes
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of sitting in the park.

Tim Garber
Community Member
1 year ago

I kinda like this one, if it weren't Metal!

thepotatogirl
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd probably do this

claudia kiss
Community Member
1 year ago

For safety sake, the tower is manned by armed guards at all times equipped with fully loaded tetanus shots.

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 year ago

The best by far

Colette Chicoine
Community Member
1 year ago

I happen to really like this one.

Peter Kovak
Community Member
1 year ago

What a horror!

Barb Braun
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously steep slide though.

Debra Villegas
Community Member
1 year ago

Sliding down a razor blade landing in a pool of alcohol. So wheres the alcohol?

Pipi
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

it would be interesting to have one Maddona slide like this made of something less dangerous than metal. Each thing in an amusement park in a different Madonna era.

Nether Bandit
Community Member
1 year ago

Ouch!

MinnowClaw666
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1 year ago

A R T

Rebekah
Community Member
1 year ago

I like the "starter" blue slide on the right.

OI Loi
Community Member
1 year ago

Nothing wrong here. Looks fun too!

Matt Richardson
Community Member
1 year ago

This isn't scary at all. Reminds me more of a Transformer.

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

I like this one, but then, these are my people. Long ago, these were my people.

Just another bot
Community Member
1 year ago

I would go on that

Ms.Maria
Community Member
1 year ago

This looks somewhat similar to things I've seen in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where there is a large Amish community.

Jeff Requier
Community Member
1 year ago

There a machine gun tower in the back ground

ElectricBooty
Community Member
1 year ago

With some lights and smoke, that would probably fit at Burning Man.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

It would fit right in!

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neighbor.no13
Community Member
1 year ago

cool

Alejandra Acosta
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg that thing is HUGE. Look at the regular blue one next to the giant ones...

The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

Man, Europe has all the weird playground stuff...

Lu
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to be a Russian nuclear submarine!

Han
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1 year ago

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Nope. Nope ... No

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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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