The type and number of playground equipment for children may vary and depend on many factors such as: age of users, anticipated program, local conditions, quality of facility supervision, etc..
Children's play equipment itself can also be very, different, which results, inter alia, from the diversity of views on their role in the psychophysical development of a child. W ostatnich latach obserwuje się tendencję do szerszego stosowania urządzeń zabawowych o charakterze nieruchomych elementów plastycznych na niekorzyść tradycyjnych mechanizmów zabawowych (carousels, scales etc.). These new elements in terms of artistic form are assigned a much greater role in the development of imagination, stimulating individual participation in play, etc..
Devices used in children's playgrounds can be divided into five basic groups. They are the most numerous, unfortunately, mechanical devices - making it possible to stay in monotonous traffic. These are often devices with a heavy metal structure (swings, carousels, weight).
Various fixed elements constitute a large group (interlaced, equivalently, etc.) requiring dexterity and effort when climbing them, passing,, jumping, etc.. This group of devices largely meets the motor needs of children.
The third group includes elements representing stylized animals, vehicles, rockets etc.. This group also includes all abstract sculptures intended for games. Elements of this group are more and more often found in modern children's gardens.
Next, the fourth group of devices are various portable elements that function as building materials, construction, etc.. They enable the construction of a variety of simple structures and structures.