Even though the days are finally getting shorter, the sun is still shining. The sun continues to shine all through fall, winter, and spring too, which means that sun exposure is still a risk for your playground or other outdoor recreation facilities. And direct sunshine means more UV exposure, which can be harmful to any and all of your outdoor facility users. To that end, it really is beneficial to have some reliable shade canopies installed for the benefit of any children, teens, or adults who may enter your outdoor space.
Open-air recreational facilities like playgrounds are great for bringing children, schools, and families together. Outdoor playgrounds for schools, parks, and community facilities provide lots of benefits in terms of physical health, entertainment, social skills development, educational opportunities, and just plain FUN. But no matter what type of outdoor recreation facility you may have, the fact of the matter is that everybody likes to have it made in the shade. So you really can’t ignore the importance of the shade factor.
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Whether you’re interested in installing a shade sail, fabric shade, playground canopy, or another type of commercial shade structure, providing shade is important. It doesn’t just shelter your visitors from the effects of sun and precipitation; the proper shade solution will help to protect your outdoor equipment too. Here are some benefits of note:
To give a relevant illustration: many hospitals, shopping centers, and other organizations now provide covered parking lots. Why? Because nobody likes coming back to a hot car! The same principle applies here. Most adults would prefer not to have to stand out in the full sun while monitoring children on the playground.
So yes, you should certainly install some shade you’re your playground, but don’t stop there. Place some needed shade around the playground perimeter too. It’s also a good idea to put in some sitting areas as well if you don’t already have those in place.
When planning for a shade sail, fabric shade, or shade canopy installation, there are a few key considerations you’ll want to keep in mind:
What might the right type and amount of shade coverage look like for your playground? Here are some great solutions to consider from Carolina Recreation & Design:
A sail shade arrangement can be installed over most any outdoor play area, comprised of a collection of attractive geometric shapes and patterns. Shade sails come in all sorts of colors and designs too, so there’s no limit to the combination potential. Shade sails can also be overlapped to provide broader, more comprehensive coverage, too.
Looking for an affordable option that can be integrated into your playground structure’s existing support posts? Modular shade canopies can be included with a new playground installation and can also be added to many existing playground facilities, as well.
Shade canopies can be mounted over the top of freestanding swing sets, too. Overhead shade canopies for swing sets have proven to be quite popular for schools, preschools, daycares, and parks all over the country.
Smaller play elements outside of the main central play structure also benefit from having their own shade. For example, you could go with a single-post umbrella or a cantilever umbrella shade installation. And if you’re looking to maximize usable play space, single-post support shade units can be a fantastic solution.
And don’t forget about adding some shade to your outdoor sitting areas, too. In addition to larger shade sail canopies, there are also smaller shade mounts that can be attached to individual park benches. There are some good portable shade canopy solutions, too.
Sure, Carolina Recreation & Design installs commercial playgrounds and outdoor recreational equipment in NC, SC, VA, and TN, but we do more than just that. We can help ensure that your entire outdoor play area is literally made in the shade. And on top of that, we’re general contractors who can take care of practically any site design, site preparation, or site amenity needs!
We’re happy to partner with local schools, preschools, daycares, churches & faith centers, hospitals, parks, HOAs, community centers, businesses, municipalities, and more all across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Got questions? Ready to get your project started? We’re ready when you are!
You can reach out to us through this simple form, or for an even faster response, simply give us a call at (704) 664-1833 today! Carolina Recreation & Design has all your commercial playground, recreation equipment, site development, and shade solution needs covered!
Carolina Recreation & Design is a full-service general contracting company offering turnkey installation of recreational products for parks, schools, churches, clubs, daycares and amusement parks. We offer premium-quality commercial products that are safe, fun, and built to last.