14 disturbing playgrounds that will make your childhood seem happy by comparison.


Yes, the suicide would be tragic, but the crayon-drawn farewell note would be adorable.

While bullies and creepy dudes standing 500 feet away with their hands buried deep in their pockets used to be the most unsettling things about a playground, these days they're the least of a kid's concerns. Today's playground designers have apparently taken it upon themselves to torment kids with a whole host of insensitive, perverted, and downright lethal ways to have "fun." Here are the 14 most deranged playthings we could find. Remember them next time you're whining to your therapist about your messed up childhood.