Playground Shades

Playground Shade | Shade Canopies, Awnings & More

Offering the coolest solutions under the sun, Snider's shade systems should be your first choice for the highest quality outdoor pavilions, canopies, and shelters to shade people and property from the harmful effects of the sun’s dangerous U.V. rays. Our products are manufactured durable and attractive pre-engineered outdoor playground shelters designed to protect children and adults as well as property from the sun’s ultra-violet rays, heat, glare, and hail. Our shelters are built to exacting standards which deliver QUALITY, at an ECONOMICAL cost, which ultimately provides the customer with VALUE. Contact us to learn more about our selection or request a playground catalog!

Why is Playground Shade so Important?

Providing playground shade has become an increasingly vital issue throughout the United States due to ever changing and indeterminate weather conditions as well as the increasing awareness of skin cancer caused by the harmful Ultra-Violet rays from sunlight. Snider Recreation cost-effective and aesthetically appealing fabric shade structures that are used to shade Parks & Playgrounds, Schools and Daycare Centers, Auto Dealerships, Pools and Waterparks, Sports and Athletic Facilities, Stadiums and Amphitheaters, Hotels and Resorts, Retail and Community Centers and much more. Our playground shade structures utilize the most advanced architectural fabrics available and our support elements are made with the finest quality steel and state-of-the-art connection components. Our Sun Ports are much less expensive than canvas structures of the same size. As canvas is a heavier, solid fabric (air can not escape through it) it acts like a sail in high winds. Therefore, it requires additional steel uprights to provide stability and strength which leads to much higher costs. On the contrary, our Sun Ports, with Shadesure® fabric requires less steel for the same stability and strength. Our modular and custom structures are generally stronger than similar products and will withstand stronger winds. When other products collapse and need to be replaced, our Sun Ports remain standing and looking great!

With the growing concern over depletion of the earth’s ozone layer, the dangers of exposure to the sun’s U.V. rays, and the resultant alarming increase in the incidence of skin cancer, people are increasingly seeking shaded areas in public gathering places. A perfect solution is a durable and attractive playground shelter or shade system. As an option to traditional metal or wood shelters, our shade systems feature a sturdy hurricane-rated metal frame. The remarkably engineered fabric used to top our products screens up to 95% of the sun’s U.V. rays, allowing children and adults to linger outdoors for extended periods of time safely. Outdoor shade canopy are desirable over playground equipment, bleachers, concession areas, pool decks, parking lots, and any other outdoor gathering places.

Please call us for a personal consultation for your shade shelter design and installation at 1-800-888-2889

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Our organization, AllKidsPlayground, has been working with the Snider family for the past 4 years and it's been a great experience. Their knowledge of products, their professionalism and support has allowed us to build a beautiful, ADA compliant playground for all children and their families to enjoy! They operate a great business and are nice, sincere people to work with.

Tamara Tomasello


Jamey, Jeff and the rest of the team at Snider Recreation are passionate about bringing meaningful play experiences to children. Excellent quality playground installations!

Brenda Norris


Our project took nearly a year and half and Jeff Snider was with us every step of the way! This company has incredible knowledge, expertise and patience! You won't be sorry going with Snider Recreation!

Lora Lyons