Large Shade Structures

Commercial Shade Structures & Canopies

We offer a wide variety of shade structures and shade canopies for playgrounds, schools, sports, pools and parking canopies, all with high quality and top of the line materials. With our shade structures, you will be investing not only in your comfort, as shade can cool up to 20 degrees. Turn your outdoor space into a much needed retreat from the sun.

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Shade Structures & Canopies

Shade structures add beauty and functionality to your park, community center, or school grounds. Bring a high quality, elegant look to your outdoor space while providing the shade a cover needed to get out of the heat.

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What to Expect From Our Commercial Shade Structures

Our commercial shade structures stand out for their aesthetic appeal and superior technical specifications, which ensure durability, safety, and effective sun protection. Here's a closer look at the key aspects of our products.

Shade Materials & Colors

Our shades come equipped with Shadesure high-density polyethylene shade cloth which will provide hail protection, shade, UV protection, and approximately 60% to 70% water run-off. Many of our shades are customizable at no additional cost, allowing you to specify needed size, colors, and more. Click the swatches to the right to browse our wide selection of steel post colors and shade colors along with the UV and shade specifications.

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Shades of Different Sizes

Our range includes various sizes to accommodate different spaces, from compact sail shades to expansive hip shades, ensuring the right fit for any area. This versatility is crucial for playground shade structures and outdoor shade structures, providing tailored solutions for every need.

Top-Notch Materials

We use high-grade, commercial-quality materials for our commercial shade structures, including powder-coated steel for frames that resist corrosion and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) fabric or PVC-coated polyester for canopies, providing long-lasting durability. This commitment to quality is what sets our commercial shade solutions apart.

Ideal UV Protection

Our shade fabrics are designed to block harmful UV rays, safeguard the health of users, and extend the life of the commercial shade structure. This level of protection is especially important for playground shade structures, where children's safety is paramount.

Excellent Wind Resistance

Engineered to withstand strong winds, our shades meet or exceed industry standards for wind resistance, ensuring stability and safety in various weather conditions. The robustness of our commercial shade structures makes them ideal for a wide range of applications, from playgrounds to public parks.

Complies With Industry Standards

Our products are rigorously tested to meet or exceed ASTM and CPSC standards for structural integrity and safety. Compared to the industry average, WillyGoat shade structures offer enhanced UV protection, superior material strength, and greater wind resistance, ensuring that our customers receive products of the highest quality and durability. This emphasis on compliance and excellence underlines our dedication to providing the best outdoor shade structures in the market.

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Hip Roof Shade Structure with 2 Posts

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Full Cantilever Hip Roof Shade Structure

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Sail Shade Structures


Due to the nature of wind shear and depth and concrete requirements of footers, shade structures can be difficult and expensive to install. We have built a network of installation professionals around the nation and can provide installation services to most parts of the country. Our installation cost will include labor and concrete. We can provide information, drawings, and footer specs to help facilitate the permitting process, but we do not take responsibility for your permits. For more information, please check out our FAQ page.


Our commercial shade structures come with the quality steel and fabrics and are back with a 10-year limited manufacturer’s warranty from the date of installation against failure from significant fading, deterioration, breakdown, mildew, outdoor heat, cold, or discoloration. HDPE Fabrics are made to last with a life expectancy of up to 12 years with little maintenance required. Warranty information is included on the shade structure product description.

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Custom Features

All shade structures are made to order and can include unique features upon request. Don’t see the size you’re looking for? Ask us if it’s possible. Want wiring channels so you can hang speaks? Sure! Do you want a little extra valence to overhang your structure, providing a little more shade? We can include that. Let us know your mourning preferences, colors, and any other desires and we can go from there.

Practical Applications of Our Commercial Shades

Our commercial shade structures find their place in enhancing outdoor environments across various settings, offering both functional benefits and aesthetic appeal. Consider the following examples below:


In parks, our shade structures serve as a refuge from the sun, enabling visitors to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors in comfort. They play a pivotal role in enriching the park experience, providing cool, shaded spots for relaxation, play, and picnics.

Beyond functionality, these structures also contribute to the park's visual appeal, integrating seamlessly with the natural landscape to enhance its overall aesthetic.


These structures transform outdoor spaces into vibrant learning and play areas for schools. They facilitate outdoor education, creating conducive environments for interactive learning experiences outside the traditional classroom. 

On playgrounds, they offer essential protection from harmful UV rays, ensuring children can play safely under the sun, thereby supporting outdoor physical activity and social interaction in a protected setting.

Outdoor Dining Areas

Shade structures elevate the ambiance in outdoor dining, inviting guests to enjoy their meals in a comfortable and visually pleasing setting. They protect diners from the sun's intensity and provide shelter from unexpected rain, maximizing the usability of outdoor seating areas. 

This adaptability offers restaurants and cafes an enhanced dining experience, encouraging guests to linger longer and enjoy the open-air environment.

Our Shade Structures

At WillyGoat, we take pride in offering a wide variety of shade structures to suit every need, taste, and environment. Our carefully curated selection includes the following:

  • Cantilevered Posts:  

    Ideal for spaces where an unobstructed ground area is key, these shade structures feature a single, sturdy post supporting a wide canopy, perfect for parking lots and pool sides. As a leading piece of playground equipment, shade structures enhance both safety and comfort.

  • Arc Shades:  

    These elegantly curved structures add a modern touch to any outdoor space, constructed with durable materials for urban parks and playgrounds, showcasing our commitment to quality park equipment.

  • Hip Shades:  

    With their classic peaked design, hip shades offer versatile sun protection, suitable for schools, parks, and community spaces. These structures embody the essence of traditional and effective shade structure design.

  • Octagon Shades:  

    Combining style and functionality, octagon shades offer expansive coverage, ideal for large gathering areas and event spaces. This structure underscores our ability to cater to diverse outdoor space requirements with innovative solutions.

  • Pyramid Shades:  

    These structures bring a touch of sophistication with their distinctive shape, which is suitable for adding a focal point in gardens and courtyards, further highlighting the versatility of our shade structure offerings.

  • Rectangle Shades:  

    Offering a practical shape for maximum coverage, rectangle shades are perfect for playgrounds, outdoor dining areas, and sports courts. This structure is a testament to our dedication to providing comprehensive sun protection solutions.

  • Sail Shades:  

    With their dynamic and flexible design, sail shades provide stylish sun protection, ideal for contemporary spaces and creative landscapes. These structures represent cutting-edge shade structure design.

  • Square Shades:  

    A classic choice for effective sun protection, square shades fit seamlessly into any environment, from playgrounds to seating areas, showcasing our commitment to versatile structure design.

  • Triangle Shades:  

    These structures offer a modern, artistic approach to sun protection, perfect for adding interest to urban spaces and patios, reflecting our innovative approach to playground equipment shade structures.

  • Umbrella Shades:  

    Portable and charming, umbrella shades are versatile options for cafes, pool areas, and residential patios. These structures emphasize our focus on adaptable shade structures for every setting.

  • Wave Shades:  

    Adding a playful element with their undulating design, wave shades are great for aquatic centers, beachfront areas, and playgrounds, highlighting our expertise in creating engaging and functional shade structures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our shade structures are built to last thanks to high-quality materials and construction that withstand the elements.

Yes, our structures are engineered to endure high wind conditions, meeting or exceeding local wind load requirements with a rating of up to 90 mph.

Absolutely, our commercial shade structure fabrics are specifically designed to offer excellent UV protection, reducing sun exposure and keeping the area underneath cool and protected.

Yes, we offer extensive customization options, including size, shape, color, and design, to perfectly match your specific needs and aesthetic preferences.

Why Choose Us?

Here's why choosing us means choosing unparalleled quality and service:

Decades of Experience:

With over 20 years in the playground and shade structure industry, our journey reflects a legacy of quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

Industry-Leading Qualifications:

Our team comprises certified professionals who ensure every project meets the highest standards.

Many Successful Projects:

From local parks to national educational institutions, our extensive portfolio showcases our capability to deliver exceptional results across a variety of settings.

Commitment to Quality:

We adhere to rigorous safety standards and use premium materials to guarantee that our structures are not only beautiful but also built to last.

Take the next step towards transforming your outdoor space with superior shade and protection! We invite you to reach out to us for a personalized consultation or to request a custom quote tailored to your specific needs.

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WillyGoat is happy to help you find exactly the right playground equipment, park equipment, shade structure, climbing element, water slide or playground game. If you're looking for something in particular, just give a call and we'll do our best to help find what you're looking for.

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