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Matching articles for Shelters - Shade Structures: 31

Provide Shade in Tight Spaces

Problem Solver - August 2017

If you want to keep support columns out of the way, look for cantilever designs, which feature support columns only on the back side of the canopy. In addition to swimming pools, this is also a good choice for providing shade for spectators at sporting events, where you don't want to block the view.

Seeking Shelter

Innovations in Shade & Shelter Solutions

Feature Article - September 2016

What can shade do for you? Boost revenue? Check. Create a gathering place? Check. Turn your park into a destination? Check. Increase attendance and patron comfort? Check.

Build A Park That Engages Your Community

Problem Solver - August 2016

In addition to active areas, you'll want to include things like picnic areas and seating for individuals and families, along with fountains and aquatic elements for people to enjoy. You want to create an oasis—a haven for the community to gather, be active and enjoy beauty.

Provide Shade at the Pool

Problem Solver - August 2016

If you want to keep the support columns out of the way, look for a cantilever design, which features support columns only on the back side of the canopy to leave the front and two sides obstacle-free. This will keep columns away from the edge of the pool, improving safety.

Make A Statement!

Shelters, Shade Structures Go Above and Beyond

Feature Article - September 2015

You can make your park or site stand out when you choose shelters and shade structures that create a sense of place and provide a unique aesthetic.

Create a Park Centerpiece

Problem Solver - August 2015

In addition, be sure the shade canopy can be easily removed and reattached, just in case inclement weather threatens. This will make it easier to remove the shade canopy quickly, as well as ease maintenance when it's time to clean your shade covers.

Find Shade to Suit Your Site

Problem Solver - August 2015

There is a wide variety of premanufactured shelters that can easily fit into your context, whether it's the high desert or a beautiful beachfront. Look for colors and features that fit in well with the surrounding area.

Made in the Shade

Shelters & Shade Structures to Set Your Site Apart

Feature Article - October 2014

The right shelters or shade structures provide a wide range of benefits to the parks they inhabit, from creating an aesthetically pleasing gathering spot with protection from the sun's UV rays to revenue-generation potential.

Sports Fields

Sporting Shade
Play It Cool While Playing Ball

Guest Column - September 2014

Providing a way for spectators as well as player to get a break from the sun at the ballpark or other types of sports facilities is a smart way to protect everyone's health, and get more out of your facility.

Provide Sun Protection at Sports Fields

Problem Solver - August 2014

Exposure to the sun's UV rays is the leading cause of skin cancer and other disorders. Because of this, providing shade protection at sports fields is a smart strategy for keeping spectators and players alike safe from the sun, as well as from fly balls.