Playgrounds are not only fun places for children to spend time. They provide areas to help with their healthy development, motor coordination skills, critical thinking and problem solving. These spaces also help children learn communication skills with other children, sharing, rule following, and many other social interaction skills.
In addition, physical activity in childhood is vital for promoting lifelong health, well-being and for the prevention of various health conditions. Exercise can help children improve their cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
However, playgrounds can get extremely hot and even dangerous. There is strong evidence that intense sun exposure during childhood can significantly increase the risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Therefore, for this reason alone, it is important to provide adequate shade protection for children from excessive UV rays.
Other Factors To Consider
Sunburn is not the only burn that can endanger children on playgrounds. Touching hot surfaces that have been baking in the hot sun can burn skin. Shading the equipment can not only help protect children from injury, but can also help protect the equipment from the deteriorating effects of intense sun and wet weather.
By adding high-quality commercial umbrellas to shade your playground, children will be able to enjoy the playground longer and more safely, typically keeping the area about twenty degrees cooler. A large commercial umbrella can also keep the area dryer for outdoor play even during wet weather.
Well-designed commercial umbrellas offer both style and durability by using only the best commercial grade materials, quality craftsmanship, and innovative technology. In fact, usability, quality and safety are the trifecta when choosing commercial patio umbrellas whether they’re for residential use or for any commercial application.
Poggesi offers the highest quality, durable, commercial-grade umbrellas, able to withstand the toughest outdoor elements to provide reliable shade and protection. Our commercial patio umbrellas have unparalleled stability and durability provided by commercial grade aluminum poles and long-lasting double-stitched Sunbrella canvas canopies. Our patented easy-to-use technology controls your umbrella with a mere touch and a push, and make Poggesi the leader in innovative technology.
Explore the many benefits of a high-quality commercial umbrella to add shade and rain protection to your playground area. Choose from our available collection of commercial grade cantilever and center post outdoor umbrellas or customize your own.
Let us show you why we are the leaders in “The Art of Creating Shade.”
For more information about the many options to design and customize your playground’s shade structures, please contact us.