[Tagging] Village swings, for adults, in Eastern Europe and elsewhere?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 25 03:40:55 UTC 2020

There is a newly documented tag:

"A village swing (Estonian: külakiik, Finnish: kyläkeinu) is a large swing
that is designed to be ridden by multiple adults. They are typically made
out of wood and are common on village recreational grounds in Estonia and

The other, common tag for swings intended for children is playground=swing
- https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:playground#Motion_devices

The key "playground=" suggests that these are usually intended for
children, since they are usually inside of a leisure=playground feature
which is defined as for children: "a children's playground, playpark, or
play area. These are outdoor (sometimes indoor) areas specifically designed
for children to play. " -

Traditional village swings in Estonia are different than the modern ones
for children, but they are clearly the same sort of thing, though with a
different audience.

Should we suggest using playground=swing even for these traditional devices
for adults, or is it better to have a totally new tag?

-- Joseph Eisenberg
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