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Available languages — Tag:leisure=playground
Public-images-osm logo.svg leisure = playground
A place with play equipment for children.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: Approved

Marks a children's playground. These are outdoor areas with children's play equipment such as swings, climbing frames and roundabouts. They are often part of a larger park, but are also found in residential areas.

How to Map

ElementArea.png Both node and area are useful. For smaller playgrounds, just the node may be placed - and for detailed mapping or a big playground area would be better.

To do so, just draw an area (clock or counter-clockwise) and add the leisure=playground. Same for the node.

Playground equipment

Also useful is a more specific list of playground equipment. More details and information about this tag is available at playground=*.

Additional infrastructure

Additional tags

  • surface=* - grass, sand, rubbercrumb, woodchips etc
  • baby=yes/no if the equipment is primarily designed for babies
  • wheelchair=yes/no/limited if the equipment can be used by wheelchair users
  • walking_disability=yes/no/limited
  • sitting_disability=yes/no/limited if the equipment can be used by those who cannot sit
  • blind=yes/no/limited
  • name=* - of the equipment, not the play area.
  • min_age=* Minimum age of the user in years
  • max_age=* Maximum age of the user in years
  • centralkey=* Where a key is required to access the equipment
  • operator=* - eg, the name of the local council or school
  • name=*
  • access=*
  • opening_hours=*
  • wheelchair=* could also be used on the playground perimeter to show whether a wheelchair user could get into it; it shouldn't be taken to imply that the wheelchair user could use anything in the playground.
  • fee=*
  • supervised=*
  • access=private for playgrounds unavailable to public


Tip: Take care not to look too shifty while photo mapping a playground. Do it from a distance

See also