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Parks & Public Spaces
Parks and public spaces offer tranquil outdoor areas around the country. Places for people to go and enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air. Shade sails and canopies can play a big part in making sure these spaces are accessible all year round.
There are so many different reasons that you may want to add a canopy to a park or public area whether there is a play area, which needs a sail to protect little ones from UV rays or a canopy for wet weather. It might be that there is a café in the park which needs to offer customers somewhere dry and shaded to sit whilst they watch the children in the playground. A public sports pitch might benefit from a covered spectator stand.
Anything installed into the public realm, of course, must be of the highest quality which has always been one of our hallmarks. We only use the strongest materials and longest guarantees backed by our industry-leading service. Our installation team can work around your requirements to ensure the shelter is fitted with minimal disruption so your visitors will hardly notice the work being carried out.
A&S Landscape have a wide range of fabric, polycarbonate and glass canopies and can create bespoke solutions to ensure that your space has just the right design. We have successfully completed hundreds of projects across the country, and we are proud of our ever-growing list of happy clients. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Parks and Public Spaces Canopy Ideas
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Our Featured Park Canopy Project
Green Fabric Umbrella Canopy Added to Ashcott Playing Fields in Somerset
What was the project brief?
Ashcott Playing Fields is a recreational ground consisting of three football fields, a park with play equipment, a pavilion, and changing facilities. It is located in the small village of Ashcott, Somerset, and is used by local sports teams, local residents and visitors. Although the area provided a great place to appreciate the natural environment, they were lacking inadequate shelter. Parents often came to watch their children play football or on the play equipment, rain or shine. Without the weather protection, they either got very wet or risked being burnt in the sun!
What was our canopy solution?
The canopy had to be relatively large to allow for people to gather underneath, as a viewing area for parents while their children played in the park, or for the spectators at a sports match. With minimal uprights and measuring at 4m x 4m, the Maxima Umbrella™ would provide the maximum amount of covered space, provide all of the necessary weather protection, while also being a cost-effective solution. The canopy was installed next to the park, providing a perfectly located shelter for parents accompanying their children.
What was the result of their new park canopy?
With a rating of five stars from the team at Ashcott Playing Fields, we think that this canopy may have gone down very well! They are over the moon with the shelter and have already received many compliments from parents, families and friends who can now watch the games under the comfort of the canopy.
The already amazing village facilities have been further improved with the addition of the PVC waterproof fabric canopy, there is now no huddling under umbrellas, or squinting from the sun! Any facility within the public realm must be of the highest quality for the safety and wellbeing of the public, but it has to be said that this particular canopy is one to be rivalled with!
Testimonial / Client Feedback
“We love it, we’ve had lots of compliments about it. People have used it to shelter as they watch the football and we are delighted!”
– Ashcott Playing Fields
About the client
Ashcott Playing fields are a registered charity who are responsible for maintaining and developing the playing fields for the benefit of the public. Facilitating their visitors to enjoy the natural environment is high on their list of priorities, and this was obvious from their canopy project. They were a brilliant organisation to work with, sharing our passion for the great outdoors, and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them.
Why invest in a canopy for your park?
With outdoor public spaces, there comes a responsibility to the organisation that manages the area to ensure that they are accessible at all times of the year. Fresh air, natural green space and outdoor exercise all have massively positive impacts on both physical and mental health, and playing out in the cold can even boost a child’s immune system! Whatever the weather, venturing to the park or spectating a football match should not be a problem if there is inadequate shelter from the weather. Without the shade in the summer, there is the risk of sun damage, and standing out in the rain is just no fun at all. Nevertheless, being outside should not be compromised.
As well as the practical benefits, a shelter can be as big of a statement as you like. It can bring a sense of character to a park, encouraging more people to visit. As well as the bold range of fabric canopies A&S Landscape has to offer, including the wide variety of shade sails, there are many others that can help you bring a sense of identity to your park. You could try a multicoloured polycarbonate roof, or a custom made bespoke canopy, you are limited only by your imagination!
Why choose A&S Landscape?
A&S Landscape has designed, manufactured, and installed thousands of canopies across the UK. In the 44 years we have operated as a family-run business, we have maintained our core values which have upheld the integrity, efficiency and reliability of our service. We have worked with public bodies, NHS trusts, local authorities, as well as some impressive world-class organisations such as The Football Association and Team GB. Whatever your outdoor cover needs look no further than A&S Landscape. We’ve got you covered!
Ashcott Playing Fields Before and After
The Benefits of Canopies & Shade Sails in Parks & Public Spaces
- Makes the Space Accessible All Year Round — Our canopies and shade sails allow families, children and young people to enjoy your park or public space all year round. Rain or shine, our range of covered area solutions are specifically designed to provide protection from all types of weather, creating a comfortable space for park visitors to stay dry, sheltered and safe, no matter the forecast. Making your park or public space more accessible not only improves the lives of the local community, but makes the space a more worthwhile and rewarding investment.
- Protects Children From the Sun’s Harmful UV Rays — While we all love to top up our tans and take in that much-needed vitamin D when it’s sunny, being out in the sun too much can be dangerous, especially for little ones. Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. A trip to the park should be about fun, fresh air and family time, not potentially harming you or your children’s health. Thanks to our high-strength, UV-resistant PVC fabric roofing, our canopies and shade sails provide much-needed shade in parks and public spaces, safeguarding both you and your family from those potentially dangerous UV rays.
- Provides Shelter from Wet Weather — Our covered area solutions protect you not only during the sunny season, but in the wetter months too (and we all know there are too many of those in the UK!). Rain, wind, hail and snow all pose a threat to what should be a pleasant trip to the park, but with our canopies and shade sails, families can still make the most of what the park has to offer while remaining sheltered from the elements. Many of our canopy designs have the option of smartly integrated downpipes and guttering, further helping you to deal with those dreaded downpours. We can’t promise our canopies will stop the little ones from splashing around in puddles, though!
- Offers a Covered Seating Area — Our canopies and shade sails are ideal for covering picnic benches and outdoor seating areas, creating a space for people to sit, eat and relax while staying safe and protected from the weather. Families can enjoy a picnic together while parents can take a (much needed!) rest while keeping an eye on their children as they play. If there’s a café in your park, our covered area solutions are a great way to provide your customers with a dry and sheltered outdoor seating space where they can enjoy a hot drink or tasty treat and watch the world go by. Solid, stylish and safe—our canopies and shade sails are a high-quality alternative to parasols.
- Covered Spectator Stand for Sports Pitches & Courts — If your park or public space has a sports area (perhaps a football pitch, tennis court or basketball court), our covered area solutions are a fantastic addition. We can build a covered spectator stand where fans, friends and family can take in the action while keeping warm and dry, or where substitutes and coaches can comfortably watch the game under shelter. A covered spectator stand will add to the occasion of each sporting contest while enhancing your overall park.
Why Choose A&S Landscape For Your Park Canopy or Shade Sail?
- High-Quality Canopies — Any fixture installed in a public space needs to be of the highest quality. At A&S Landscape, we pride ourselves on the quality, beauty and durability of all of our covered area solutions. Our confidence in our products stems from our process, which combines high-quality materials with smart, creative designs and a professional, efficient installation service. This is what makes our canopies and shade sails so robust, attractive and long-lasting. They not only provide maximum protection from the weather, but they’re built to withstand the wear and tear of any park or public space with little maintenance required, offering excellent value for money for your local authority.
- Bespoke Solutions — Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we’re committed to providing a covered area solution that meets your needs. We offer a wide selection of canopy designs, from the strong and sturdy Motiva™ product line to the sleek and stylish Maxima™™ range. Each and every one of our products comes with a host of customisable options, from the size and materials to the colour(s) and finish, allowing you to design a canopy or shade sail that satisfies your requirements, enhances your premises and complements the existing surroundings.
- Trusted Supplier Amongst Local Authorities — Over the last 44 years of trading, we’ve manufactured, designed and installed many canopies and shade sails in parks and public spaces throughout the UK. Since 1976, we’ve worked with a long list of local authorities, councils and builders up and down the country, earning a reputation as a reliable and efficient supplier of high-quality park canopies. Our extensive expertise and experience within this sector means we’re able to offer advice, anticipate issues and propose solutions throughout the entire process, ensuring that your canopy or shade sail is the best that it can possibly be.
- Excellent Customer Service — As an independent, family-run business now in its third generation of family ownership, our customers are close to our heart. We take pride in providing a friendly, honest and straightforward service that eliminates the hassle and confusion, and instead gives our clients confidence, satisfaction and excellent value for money. We know that canopies and shade sails are an unfamiliar subject for many people, which is why we’re here to support and guide you throughout the entire process to ensure that you find a covered area solution that’s right for you. Don’t take our word for it, though — just read what some of our many happy clients have to say about us!
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