Top Reasons to Add Playground ShadeFrom swings, independent events, and play structures to children’s tables or benches, there are many benefits of integrating shade into various parts of your play environment.
1. Children can play longer without overheating.
Heat from the sun can be a burden after a while, and children will want to go back indoors for relief. By shading your playground, children will be able to play longer, allowing them to have more fun while staying active. Shade structures typically keep spaces 20 degrees cooler for children to play in.
2. Keep equipment cool to the touch.
Many playground injuries come from children touching over-heated playground structure surfaces that are exposed to the sun for too long. Shading your play area will help prevent children from getting burns.
3. Increase the life of your play equipment.
In addition to cooling the playground, shade structures will actually increase the life of the play equipment. It does this by protecting it against fading and cracking that happens from sun exposure over time.
4. Protect children from harmful UV rays.
One blistering sunburn could increase a child’s risk of getting skin cancer later in life. By adding our UV-protective shade to your playground, children can have fun and stay active outside while protected from harmful UV rays.