New Heights

Sun Ports of Dallas, Texas, shows what can be achieved through fabric architecture with this Custom Joined Arch Panorama shade structure. Designed with Trent Rhodes Landscape Architects, this structure was built as part of The Club at the Township Fitness Center in Ridgeland, Miss. The unique design fits in perfectly with the new, modern facility and provides shade for both swimmers and spectators alike. Sun Ports provides shade solutions for everything under the sun.

Sun Ports: 800-966-5000

Structure Solution

Sprung Instant Structures is the inventor of the stressed membrane structure, an engineered relocatable clearspan structure system. Sprung Instant Structures provides an innovative solution to accelerate design and construction of gymnasiums, skating rinks, pool enclosures, racquet sports and fan appreciation centers. This stressed membrane structure technology is available immediately from inventory in widths 30 feet to 200 feet and any length. Complete insulation and exterior graphic packages are available.

Sprung Instant Structures: 800-528-9899

Expert Panels

Shade Panels offer a dynamic look while being cost-efficient. They are available in custom sizes, shapes and designs. The frame consists of powder-coated steel and turnbuckles allow for quick attachment and removal of the top. The Shade Creations sales staff works directly with customers to find the perfect shade solution to enhance any environment.

Shade Creations by Waterloo: 800-537-1193

Good Day, Sunshine

OpenAire is a designer, manufacturer and installer of custom retractable roof enclosures and operable skylights. OpenAire specializes in energy-efficient retractable enclosures for indoor aquatic centers, health clubs and waterparks, as well as retractable roofs that turn restaurants, shopping centers, hotels and other commercial facilities into sun-filled spaces that customers love. These retractable buildings go beyond traditional construction to create beautiful, light-filled, completely unforgettable venues.

OpenAire Inc.: 800-267-4877

Rest Stop

The Trail Series Shelters are a new collection of budget-sensitive resting shelters, kiosks and recreational equipment for use on trails, bike paths, walkways and promenades. Recognizing that many park budgets have been reduced, ICON Shelter Systems Inc. has value engineered these products to make them affordable. The line consists of one-, two- and four-post shelters with options for picnic tables, seating and display cases, kiosks and bean bag toss equipment for permanent installation.

ICON Shelter Systems Inc.: 800-748-0985

Graceful Shelters

Each HomePlace Collection wood and vinyl-clad structure adds grace and elegance to any outdoor setting. Whether enjoying a large 30-foot model or an intimate 8-foot model, everything about a Suncast HomePlace Collection gazebo or pavilion says "Relax." Perfect for weddings, outdoor concerts and community celebrations, the durable beauty and old-world craftsmanship of these custom-built, open-air structures have drawn high praise from municipal managers.

HomePlace Collections, by Suncast Corp.: 866-768-8465

Gazebos for All

Buy direct from the manufacturer with Amish Country Gazebos. Gazebos are available in wood, steel or vinyl in shapes from octagonal to oval and rectangular. Gazebo sizes run from 8 feet to 30 feet, with free shipping in the continental United States.

Amish Country Gazebos: 800-700-1777

Let It Snow

Let it snow with the Sentinel Mountain Series Ski Shelter with its 300-pound snow load. Natural Structures pavilions are clear span and feature fully enclosed roof systems that are bird- and bee-proof. Available in wood and steel posts with glu lam or steel beams featuring a variety of sizes, styles, materials and options. Natural Structures offers eight different series of shelters and pavilions, creating a spectacular setting for weddings, outdoor parties and those out-of-the-way hide-aways.

Natural Structures: 800-252-8475