Playgrounds provide children with an opportunity for essential exercise along with a space to increase creativity and develop emotional, physical, and social skills. Studies suggest that children who spend more time outside are smarter, happier, more attentive, and less anxious than children who spend more time indoors. However, a playground without shade can cause more harm than good due to children being exposed to harmful sun rays while playing. 

Sun safety in childhood and adolescence is more important than you may think. In fact, the critical window for skin cancer prevention is age 0-20 with 80% of skin damage from the sun happening before the age of 18. At Shade ‘N Net, we have developed our structures and materials to block the harmful rays produced by the sun. With effective shading over playgrounds, children can play freely while staying cool and shaded. 

Being cautious about sun exposure in childhood and adolescence is crucial in preserving one’s future health and skin. Provide a safe environment for children using our innovative shade structures including windmills, extreme spans, sails, and more! 

In addition, Shade ‘N Net shading helps protect the equipment making it longer lasting and overall helping eliminate extra waste. After playground equipment is worn down, it is typically disposed of into the landfills. The extreme heat of Arizona can increase the break down process of the equipment when not protected properly. Shade ‘N Net structures will block the harmful UVA/UVB rays so that the area does not get worn down as quickly as it would left unshaded. 

 Cohen, D. (2023, October 30). Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature. Child Mind Institute.

Sunscreen and Skin Cancer Prevention. La Roche-Posay. (n.d.).