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

You always get in. Out is another question :)

Danil Kadikov
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

When GULAG has a new meaning...

Whitney Speight-Carlin
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Ms.Maria
Community Member
1 year ago

.... but you can never leave

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago

The Li'l Sprouts Correctional Facility

Mary Miller
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1 year ago

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

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Minnie-me
Community Member
1 year ago

To keep the pedophiles and sex offenders out

AvengingDragon
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Disabled Dabber
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Ani-87
Community Member
1 year ago

Nice, a consentration camp

Hamlets twin
Community Member
1 year ago

enjoy you gulag fun time!

Just another bot
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Purple_haired_teenager
Community Member
1 year ago

This reminds me of an internment camp. :(

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

Sure that's not a prison?

Terry T.
Community Member
1 year ago

Maximum security playground

JessG
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh those wacky zany Russians ...

seauf
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Enuya
Community Member
1 year ago

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

John Bennick
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Aitchilm
Community Member
1 year ago

They forgot the guard towers.

Eva van Loon
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Feelin’ Memes
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Tora Wookiee Macaw
Community Member
1 year ago

In case Genghis and his horde turn up again.

Colette Chicoine
Community Member
1 year ago

looks rather crowded to me.

birdhouse
Community Member
1 year ago

2 kids enter...1 kid leaves.

Sophie Whitbread
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Looks fun!

Leslie Tollefson
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

It's the Hotel Kalifornia

Aaron Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

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

claudia kiss
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Justgail Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

Russian play ground safest

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

you mean a fema playground

Michelle Dodson
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. That's just sad.

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
1 year ago

Putin believes in community

Peter Kovak
Community Member
1 year ago

Gulag!!!!

Debra Villegas
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that so you cant get out or in?

Donald Holder*Doc
Community Member
1 year ago

Stalag playground 13.

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
1 year ago

Colditz for kids!

kghafa* kaggaf
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha looks like childrens prison

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Where are the Klieg lights?.

Lukáš Kratochvíl
Community Member
1 year ago

Like the playground Dachau, Germany in 1930's

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Keeping the perves out?

Anonymous
Community Member
1 year ago

all we need is some guards with aks

Jammy Tee
Community Member
1 year ago

Oof

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

You are sentenced to 5 hours of playground time

Monica Michelle
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

Maybe it's in a bear-y area

Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Dian Parama Kosala
Community Member
1 year ago

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

steve
Community Member
1 year ago

is the barbwire really necessary??

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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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