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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2 years 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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2 years ago (edited)

He's just going through some stuff, okay?

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Really? For Kids To Play?

Really? For Kids To Play?

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Антон Христов
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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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#4

Uhhh... You Alright There, Pikachu?

Uhhh... You Alright There, Pikachu?

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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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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minerva15
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2 years 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
2 years 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
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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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years 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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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
Community Member
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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Daria Z
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2 years 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...
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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Stimpy
Community Member
2 years 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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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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ViolinLover
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2 years 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
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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Laugh Fan
Community Member
2 years 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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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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S.
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2 years 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
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

You always get in. Out is another question :)

Danil Kadikov
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

It's also funny because there is a local mem in Russia: "Nobody leaves Omsk" :)

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Антон Христов
Community Member
2 years ago

When GULAG has a new meaning...

Whitney Speight-Carlin
Community Member
2 years ago

You can check out any time you like.......

Ms.Maria
Community Member
2 years ago

.... but you can never leave

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Troux
Community Member
2 years ago

The Li'l Sprouts Correctional Facility

Mary Miller
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2 years ago

Wish I could "like" more than once, this is the best!

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Minnie-me
Community Member
2 years ago

To keep the pedophiles and sex offenders out

AvengingDragon
Community Member
2 years ago

This is where they keep the troublemakers.....

Disabled Dabber
Community Member
2 years ago

This is our dystopian future... This and giant animals with slides coming out their asses!!!

Ani-87
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice, a consentration camp

Hamlets twin
Community Member
2 years ago

enjoy you gulag fun time!

Just another bot
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess they are trying to prevent antisocial behaviour by locking it at night and the lads were still getting in by jumping over the fence, to hang out drinking or whatever? Still, don't traumatise the kids!!

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
2 years ago

maybe to keep junkies out in zurich they did the same in schools affected by junkies intruding takin drugs

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me of the exercise yard in the psych ward...

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

Sure that's not a prison?

Terry T.
Community Member
2 years ago

Maximum security playground

JessG
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh those wacky zany Russians ...

seauf
Community Member
2 years ago

what are they keeping out......or in........

Enuya
Community Member
2 years ago

At least you can be sure that strangers will not come in.

John Bennick
Community Member
2 years ago

"WELCOME, comrade-ettes. Whatever you do, HAVE FUN!"

Aitchilm
Community Member
2 years ago

They forgot the guard towers.

Eva van Loon
Community Member
2 years ago

They're worried the tots will clamber over the fence?

Feelin’ Memes
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, it could be a prison for toddlers who have massacred their parents.

Tora Wookiee Macaw
Community Member
2 years ago

In case Genghis and his horde turn up again.

Colette Chicoine
Community Member
2 years ago

looks rather crowded to me.

birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

2 kids enter...1 kid leaves.

Holly Neal
Community Member
4 months ago

dang russians

ARRIANA SOFFEA BINTI MASRI SANI Moe
Community Member
10 months ago

looks like prison!

Sophie Whitbread
Community Member
11 months ago

Looks fun!

Leslie Tollefson
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Looks like ... fun? Oooo!! Maybe it's a training ground for adult days in the Gulag!! In Russia, play grounds YOU!!!

Vinniegret
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the Hotel Kalifornia

Aaron Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a playground engineer...

claudia kiss
Community Member
2 years ago

Like the Hotel California, you can enter any time but you can never leave.

Justgail Jones
Community Member
2 years ago

Russian play ground safest

Roberto Durante
Community Member
2 years ago

you mean a fema playground

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. That's just sad.

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
2 years ago

Putin believes in community

Peter Kovak
Community Member
2 years ago

Gulag!!!!

Debra Villegas
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that so you cant get out or in?

Donald Holder*Doc
Community Member
2 years ago

Stalag playground 13.

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
2 years ago

Colditz for kids!

kghafa* kaggaf
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha looks like childrens prison

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Where are the Klieg lights?.

Lukáš Kratochvíl
Community Member
2 years ago

Like the playground Dachau, Germany in 1930's

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Keeping the perves out?

Anonymous
Community Member
2 years ago

all we need is some guards with aks

Jammy Tee
Community Member
2 years ago

Oof

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago

How else to keep the drunk grown-ups out on Saturday night?

Rowlie
Community Member
2 years ago

You are sentenced to 5 hours of playground time

Monica Michelle
Community Member
2 years ago

Is it to keep people out or are they afraid of the kids wreaking havoc on the city if they get out?

Hilliary Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe it's in a bear-y area

Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
2 years ago

The prototype of escape rooms. But outdoors and for children.

Dian Parama Kosala
Community Member
2 years ago

Its to keep what inside cant get out.. y know its Russia and their nuclear..

steve
Community Member
2 years ago

is the barbwire really necessary??

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#29

Kids Playground In Ukraine

Kids Playground In Ukraine

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Potterhead Unicorn
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2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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