Shading community playgrounds with shade canopies


  • Ultraviolet rays are most intense between 10 am-4 pm…Recess and play time at the parks are most visited at this time.
  • One Blistering Sunburn in a child or adolescence doubles a person’s risk for developing melanoma.
  • The cost of shading a playground is seen as expensive and sometimes unnecessary, a 10×10 area averages $10,000.

 LSO Answer

  • The Sun Shade Project funds and organizes the placement of effective shade structures over local playgrounds and parks.


If you have a playground that needs shade, please contact us and we will review your request.

The Sun Shade Project

Shaded Playgrounds

BREC Perkins Road Community Park Playground!
(Kenilworth and Perkins Road)

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  • This is the most visited park in the BREC system, with over 27,000 households visiting yearly.
  • We provided over  3,200 square feet of Shade

Total Cost of Project: $38,000 | Ribbon Cutting of this Sun Shade: Fall 2014

BREC Goodwood Neighborhood Playground

  • Funding on-going

Total Cost of Project: $15,000 | Ribbon Cutting of this Sun Shade: Fall 2015


Help us shade your community playgrounds by supporting The Sun Shade Project and donating today!