Excellence by Design

PoligonĀ® Park Architecture is a leader in steel-framed sun shelters, gazebos, shade structures, pergolas, trellises and pavilions, with more than 100 standard, original designs to choose from. The stunning new 2009 Poligon catalog featuring exceptional combinations of steel, fabric and wood structures is now available. Get the first look on Poligon's Web site.

Poligon Park Architecture: 800-354-7721

Cover Up

KD Kanopy, a Westminster, Colo.-based company, has just released another revolutionary canopy design. The KD StarTwin is a tension tent that covers either 685 square feet or 1,320 square feet with a great canvas for digital printing or screen printing.

KD Kanopy: 800-432-4435

Sun Screens

The late Ralph Woodward, a long-time Fresno resident, bequeathed the major portion of his estate in 1968 to provide a regional park and bird sanctuary in Fresno, Calif. These days the 300-acre ark is packed with amenities, including the eye-popping fabric structures pictured here, from Shade Structures of Costa Mesa, Calif. There are several of these Super Span Pyramid Multi Level structures throughout the park. The Rain Forest and Arizona colored mesh fabric structures block out up to 96 percent of the sun's harmful UV rays and blend perfectly with the colors of the play equipment. Screen the Sun, Keep the Fun!

USA Shade & Fabric Structures Inc.: 800-50-SHADE (507-4233)


Pacific Yurts are freestanding, easy-to-install structures that provide year-round comfort and a unique, memorable experience. Founded in 1978, Pacific Yurts designs and manufactures modern yurts, used as cozy accommodations that generate revenue in public and private parks, campgrounds and resorts. Thousands of customers around the world rely on Pacific Yurts' outstanding service and proven product performance. A broad range of options, including installation, 15-year warranted fabric and the ability to add bathroom and kitchen facilities offer value-added convenience. Their flexibility allows them to work as simple cabins, fully furnished luxury retreats or meeting rooms in all climate conditions.

Pacific Yurts Inc.: 800-944-0240

Made in the Shade

Shade Systems provides its industry-leading fabric-topped structures in an endless array of colors to suit any setting. Besides innovative and colorful designs, customers choose Shade Systems products because of uncompromising quality standards as well as the patented Turn-N-SlideTM easy fastening system to allow for quick removal of the canopies in case of hurricane or for the winter season. For the most user-friendly and durable shade product, insist on the Turn-N-SlideTM with 10-year warranty.

Shade Systems Inc.: 800-609-6066