Whether it be down to showing off or over-estimating their limits, ambulance crews were dispatched to help adults who have been injured on play equipment 32 times in the past three years.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) has urged Scots to take more care visiting playparks.
Ambulance chiefs, answering a Freedom of Information request, said there were 12 callouts in 2010/11, 11 in 2011/12 and nine last year.
Incidents included several cases of adults having to be cut free from swings as well as numerous slips and trips as eager parents tried to keep up with their offspring.
David Yearley, playground safety manager with Rospa, said: "It is important for people to remember that playground equipment is designed for children and is aimed at children in terms of size and the challenges it presents. Overly boisterous use of some equipment may also cause damage to the equipment, with the subsequent risk of injury to later users."