States known for record high summers can significantly reduce both air and surface temperatures on the playground with the installation of shade. When the temp goes down to a comfortable degree, playground utilization goes up. Make the most out of your investment in recreation with custom shades.

There are many options when it comes to installing sail shade structures. Depending on the area that you need to cover, you can choose from a variety of shapes or even have one custom made to fit the desired area. Not sure where to start? Check out these recent project installations for a little inspiration.

  • This Fort Myers housing community topped off their newly installed playground with one shade structure large enough to cover the entire play unit. The installation of shade is an excellent long-term investment, as it helps slow down wear and tear of playground equipment from long-term sun exposure.
  • This elementary school playground installed three sail shades over their existing play areas. These beautiful sail shades were custom designed to both fit the designated areas and meet Florida Building Code standards for wind load.
  • This church daycare strategically installed three large umbrella shades over their play area to provide relief from sun exposure for children at play. In addition to reducing air and surface temperatures, the installation of shade greatly reduces the risk of sunburn. In fact the number one tip from both the American Academy of Dermatology Association and the CDC when it comes to avoiding overexposure is to seek shade.

In the hot months to come, playgrounds without shade go largely unused. Make the most out of your investment and help protect children’s skin at play with the installation of playground shade. At Pro Playgrounds, our shade structures are made of the highest quality materials and workmanship and are capable of standing up to heavy wind loads, UV and more. We offer a variety of styles of shade structures and metal shelter products. Get started. Browse our selection of shades and shelters today!