Collection: Umbrella Shades

Collection: Umbrella Shades

Playtopia Playground's premium umbrella shades are the perfect solution to enhance any outdoor space while providing essential sun protection and comfort. Designed with versatility in mind, our umbrella shades are an ideal choice for schools, parks, churches, and water parks, offering a harmonious blend of functionality and style.

Our umbrella shades come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 8 feet to an impressive 27 feet, ensuring ample coverage for playgrounds, seating areas, or any outdoor gathering spot. With standard entry heights of 8, 10, and 12 feet, and the option for custom heights, our shades are tailored to meet your specific needs, providing optimal sun protection without compromising on visibility or aesthetics.

Durability is at the forefront of our design. Equipped with an optional Glide Elbow™ fabric release mechanism, our umbrella shades are built to withstand the elements. This feature allows for easy fabric removal in anticipation of extreme weather, ensuring longevity and ease of maintenance. Rated to endure wind gusts up to 150 mph when the fabric is removed, our shades stand strong against the forces of nature.

Choose from a variety of styles including single post, cantilever, flower, and tilt and swivel models, all crafted with top-grade fabrics. Whether you're looking to create a cozy outdoor dining area, a shaded playground, or a comfortable poolside retreat, Playtopia Playground's umbrella shades offer the perfect solution.

Customize your shade with a range of color options, ensuring that your new umbrella not only meets your functional needs but also complements your space aesthetically. Ideal for enhancing outdoor learning environments, recreational spaces, or community gathering spots, our umbrella shades offer a practical and stylish solution to outdoor sun protection.

View More

Products faq's

The duration for acquiring a shade structure can differ based on the design's complexity and the structure type. The process generally divides into engineering and production stages. Typically, engineering takes 2-3 weeks, while production spans 4-5 weeks. Here's a closer look:

Engineering Phase: For custom shades not requiring sealed drawings, generating shop drawings/BOMs and preparing workloads usually takes 2-3 weeks. After this, the order moves to production, and an estimated shipping date is provided for installation planning.

Production Phase: When your order enters the production queue, there's often a backlog of three weeks' worth of shade orders. Building and shipping a standard order typically takes one week, meaning the total time from engineering completion to shipping is around 4-5 weeks. However, specific custom features, like unique powder coat colors, might extend this timeline due to vendor lead times.

Certainly, we can customize our shade structures to adhere to local wind requirements if they surpass our standard specifications, upon request.

The concrete needs for the shade structure vary based on several factors, including the structure's type and size, its location, and the elevation. Bigger structures or those with taller entry points typically require more substantial foundations to accommodate the increased load on the frame. Additionally, we can tailor the foundation design to align with your preferred installation approach, whether that involves a spread footer or a pier footing style.

Our standard shade structures, equipped with fabric, are built to endure sustained winds of 75 mph and 3-second gusts of up to 90 mph. Without the fabric, the frame alone is capable of withstanding winds of up to 150 mph. Should you require it, we can also engineer our structures to withstand even higher wind loads.

Our shade fabrics come with a ten-year limited warranty from the delivery date, covering significant fading, deterioration, breakdown, and damage from outdoor heat, cold, or discoloration. If a fabric replacement is necessary under the warranty, we will produce and deliver a new fabric at no cost during the initial six years. For the subsequent four years, replacements are pro-rated at 18% per annum.