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|Documented values: 16|
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The key playground=* describes devices and installations on a playground. It should be tagged to separate objects within the area of a playground leisure=playground.
If a play equipment takes up the whole space of the playground's area leisure=playground, then tag it on the playground area itself with this key.
This key may also be used for play equipment that is not part of a playground, for example a sandpit belonging to a café.
Each item of play equipment is tagged as a node, way or area depending on its shape and size, using the playground key and one of the following values. Some other keys are available for special equipment.
|playground||structure||Complex installation of connected playground devices comprising platforms, towers, bridges, to which further climbing/slide/swing devices can be attached to|
|playground||climbingframe||Climbing frame, also known as jungle gym, also as rope spider|
|playground||climbingwall||Children's version of a climbingwall – for all ages see sport=climbing.|
|playground||balancebeam||Balance beam in playground shape, often close to the ground|
|playground||playhouse||Wendyhouse in some regions|
|playground||sandpit||Sandbox in some regions|
|playground||hopscotch||A hopscotch court|
|playground||sledding||Small playground hill only – see also sport=toboggan.|
|playground||youth_bench||A special kind of bench for youth on playground – often with seating at different, age-appropriate seat heights (or for sitting higher with another beam or a bar to put your feet down).
See also bench:type=stand_up.
|playground||map||Map (often a colorful political map) painted on a paved surface to teach geography|
|playground||bridge||Moving surface affixed to a few nodal points (like a little suspension bridge)|
|playground||funnel_ball||A funnel used to play funnel ball|
|playground||tunnel_tube||A tunnel for kids to crawl through|
|playground||speaking_tube||The kids stand at either end and can hear each other‘s voice through the sealed tube (typically tube runs underneath the ground)|
|playground||ball_pool||A pool full of colored plastic balls. Common at indoor playgrounds. Also known as "ball pit".|
|playground||swing||A swing or swing-set. For baby-friendly swings, e.g. bucket swings, use baby=yes/no|
|playground||spinning_circle||Spinning circle – a non-electric version of a treadmill (a slanted ring for turning, running and balancing, suitable for several children)|
|playground||basketrotator||A basket rotating around a pole (Basket Rotator, Basket Spinner).|
|playground||springy||A seat on a helical spring (spring rider, spring rocker, springy horse, springy cow, ...)|
|playground||trampoline||Trampoline, see also: leisure=trampoline_park|
|playground||roundabout||Roundabout, also known as merry-go-round|
|playground||cushion||Bouncy Cushion (like a flat bouncy castle, without towers)|
|playground||zipwire||See also the "big brother" aerialway=zip_line. Sometimes also called a flying fox|
|playground||water||Various devices for playing with water, e.g. Archimedes' screw, a water pump for making mud, and similar|
|playground||splash_pad||Splash pad, a place for water play|
|playground||horizontal_bar||Also known as high bar|
|playground||activitypanel||Activity panel with various games, such as naughts and crosses (examples)|
|playground||exercise||Outdoor gym. See alternate suggestion on Proposed features/exercise point and on leisure=fitness_station.|
|playground||user defined||There are further activity devices to be identified, such as learning installations, tic-tac-toe,... All commonly used values according to Taginfo|
This table is a wiki template with a default description in English. Editable here.
Additional playground equipment is being proposed at Proposed features/Extended playground equipment
Some playground facilities (that might require a fee to enter) offer small attractions like carousels and similar. Those features are described here: attraction=*.
Also, facilities designed for an older public (e.g., giant chess boards) are usually described with
leisure=pitch combined with
- bridge=yes + bridge:structure=simple-suspension + cable_number=* - swinging and balancing bridges
- baby=yes/no if the equipment is primarily designed for babies
- wheelchair=yes/no/limited if the equipment can be used by wheelchair users
- sitting_disability=yes/no/limited if the equipment can be used by those who cannot sit
- 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
- locked=* - Where a key is required to access the equipment
- centralkey=* for standard keys used.
- material=* - wood, steel, plastic, etc.
Relation between playground equipment and the playground area
To associate the playground area with the playground equipment, simply draw the playground as area and add the equipment as independent objects (nodes, ways or polygons) inside.
Standard baby swing - bars are to stop baby escaping, not to provide postural support
Swing seat for inclusive play - allows a user with poor balance or posture to be seated on the swing
Basket/Wave/Hammock swing - note users normally lie down on this as opposed to sitting up on other types of swing
Swing for wheelchair users
Swing for wheelchair users or other disabled persons
Level access roundabout for wheelchair or buggy users
Playgrounds, their structures and individual devices are often themed, mimicking ships, castles, cars or animals.
playground:theme=* can be used to describe them. Keep the theme to a major category, and any specifics to description=* or name=*, see examples:
|Ship play structure||playground:theme=ship
|Octopus play structure
(popular in Japan)
|Castle play structure||playground:theme=castle
|Rocket play structure||playground:theme=rocket
Mapping all objects on one node
Only when the position of the individual objects cannot be mapped yet, the tag in theory can be added to the playground node. Note that this data would not be helpful for mappers improving it and any improvements of this data would require full resurvey. This type of mapping is not popular (1,6% of playground=* keys as of 2017).