Integrated Shade Increases Playground Safety
Integrated shade structures are differentiated from freestanding shade structures in that they integrate straight into the build of the playground equipment they protect. This means they’re designed to shade not only the children playing but also the specific equipment they’re a part of, potentially lowering the touch temperature of the equipment and even protecting it from sun damage for the years to come.
Integrated shade structures often include umbrellas, sails, and customizable shapes that encourage young imaginations to soar in the breeze (is that a flying ship? A treehouse? A dragon?). In addition, like our freestanding shade options, they’re constructed from architecturally designed, durable fabrics and colors that block up to 98 percent of UV rays and create shade 20 degrees cooler than the surrounding area.