Shade Structures

Shade Structure

When the sun is beating down, it can be tough to enjoy your outdoor space. Providing shade structures is important for your commercial playground equipment that can withstand harsh weather, high winds, and look great too! Consider adding a playground shade to your new or existing playground structure. The modular shade comes in multiple sizes, styles, and colors. Modular playground shades also keep costs low as they often do not require a footing or a permit.

Why Playground Shade Structures are Important

Shade structures are important for a variety of reasons. Not only do they provide relief from the heat and sun, but they can also protect you and your family from harmful UV rays. Additionally, shade structures can help extend the life of your commercial playground equipment by preventing premature fading and prolonged exposure to heat from the sun. Plus, they add a stylish and functional element to your outdoor space, making it a more enjoyable place to spend time, and extend recess for children at your facility.

Types of Shade Structures

There are many different types of playground shades to choose from, each with their own unique benefits and drawbacks. Some popular options include commercial umbrellas, hip shades, cantilevers, shade sails, modular shades for playgrounds, and even custom designed shade structures - all to make sure you have the protection you need outside. Commercial umbrella designs makes for a dynamic structure which can be placed almost anywhere, where cantilevers and shade sails offer a modern and unique look. Consider your specific needs and preferences when choosing the right shade structure for your outdoor space. Our team of consultants are trained to evaluate your space and needs to make sure your site’s shade solution is adequate.

Playground Shade Structure

Shade Structure Installation and Maintenance


Once you have chosen the perfect playground shade structure for your outdoor space, it’s important to properly install and maintain it to ensure it lasts for years to come. Depending on the type of structure, we may recommend our team of certified installers or can be done as a DIY or community volunteer installation project. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and inspecting for any damage, is also important to keep your shade structure in tip-top condition. 

Why Choose Playgrounds Etc for Your Playground Shade?

Our over 20 years of experience allows us to provide the superior playground shade solutions you’ve been searching for. We offer a wide range of hips, sails, cantilevers, crescents, and umbrellas. Connect with Playgrounds Etc to find out the best option for shade on sunny days. Request more information to design a playground or shade structure today!