Sherwood Shelter

Poligon®'s new Sherwood brings together cleanly powder-coated round steel columns, a paneled wood ceiling and eye-catching glulam trusses under a dual-pitched metal roof. The result is an attractive and inviting shelter fit for celebrating a wedding or hosting an ideal family picnic. The Sherwood's panelized roof deck not only reduces interior condensation and expedites the erecting process, but also supports the span of the roof without additional columns. The Sherwood is available in a choice of 28 powder-coat colors, along with a variety of sizes. For more information on PorterCorp's fabric-topped, all-steel and laminated beam shelters, visit the Web site.

Poligon, a product of PorterCorp: 800-354-7721

Island Impact

Safari Thatch knows that a natural thatch product is not suitable for every situation. Safari Thatch has created a synthetic thatch material that is the most authentic product on the market today. Ideal for environments where a natural fiber is not an option, Synthatch will not fade, shed or be affected by harsh elements. Synthatch panels are available with or without clips, making for simple application to roofs of any pitch, type or shape. With durability of 10 years, Synthatch is the perfect solution when the aesthetics of island charm cannot be compromised.

Safari Thatch Inc.: 954-564-0059

A Shady Spot

The Two-Post Hip Structure is the latest addition to Shade Creation's "Theme Friendly" product line. The Two Post Hip Structure is an excellent addition to any facility desiring functional, aesthetically pleasing shade. The frame consists of powder-coated steel and is a two-post design, resulting in less clutter while still providing optimal shade. Tops are available in Sunshade Mesh, Sunburst Vinyl or Sunbrella, and can be customized to enhance any new or existing theme. All fabrics provide excellent protection from UV rays and are flame-retardant and mildew-resistant. Expand your park's theme with custom shade by Shade Creations.

Waterloo Tent & Tarp Co. inc.: 800-537-1193

Sports Showcase

Players, coaches, umpires and fans are enjoying the newly renovated playing fields at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas. Long considered "the Sports Capital of Texas," Round Rock did everything in typical Texas style—big. Championship Field improvements feature a continuous shelter around the backstop to cover the scorer's table and the bleachers. These modified monoslope shelters of differing heights feature custom steel ornamentation to designate the field. New dugouts have integrated chain-link protective fence in front and back. Roof decking is 2-by-6 Western Lodgepole Pine, used to keep the painted metal roofing from denting under the impact of foul balls.

ICON Shelter Systems Inc.: 800-748-0985

The Air in There

Arizon Air Structures are buildings made of synthetic materials supported by air, aluminum or steel frames, or any combination thereof. Arizon buildings are ideal for sports and recreational uses as they offer large, safe, clearspan space with low building and operation costs, and fast, easy construction. Arizon structures provide players with ideal playing conditions, including the ability to change the inside air up to six times per hour.

Arizon Structures: 800-325-1303

A Natural Setting

Natural Structures offers eight different series of shelters and pavilions, creating a spectacular natural setting for weddings, outdoor parties and those out-of-the-way hide-aways. Natural Structures shelters are clear-span and feature fully enclosed roof systems that are bird- and bee-proof. They are available in wood and steel posts with glulam or steel beams, featuring a variety of sizes, styles, materials and options. Custom designs available.

Natural Structures: 800-252-8475

Under Cover

Americana's Shawnee cover is made from recycled materials with an environmentally friendly powder-coated finish. Snap-together roof panels are leak-proof and available in aluminum or Galvalume steel. The gutter will dispense with water in a convenient manner, eliminating a deluge of rainwater down the neck.

Americana Building Products: 800-851-0865

Wooden It Be Nice?

Let EnWood Structures set the stage for your day or evening event in the park. EnWood's newest addition to the Apex Amphitheater Design Series is the Apex III, shown here. This new design extends the roofline of the amphitheater for additional coverage. The Apex III is available in several sizes and with one, two or three front bay extensions. The Apex III design utilizes laminated arches and purlins, and EnWood's 60 years of manufacturing expertise. Like all of EnWood's recreational shelters, quality craftsmanship is the benchmark.

EnWood Structures: 800-777-8648