Illinois: 1-847-419-7746 | Indiana: 1-219-477-1842

Shade Systems fabric shade canopies and umbrellas are beautiful, affordable, and commercial grade. The CoolNet fabric screens up to 99% of U.V. (Ultra Violet) rays while still allowing the fabric to breathe. This makes your shaded area more comfortable and avoids the stuffy heat that gets trapped under other outdoor canopy solutions.

Even better, the Turn-N-Slide easy fastening system makes putting up and taking down your shade fabric an absolute breeze!

The Coolest Shades in Town!

Everyone gets excited for summer days at the pool or playground after a long Illinois or Indiana winter. However, it is easy to forget about the sunburns and heat waves that often come included! Parkreation, Inc. and Shade Systems want to help you cover your outdoor recreation area for comfortable days outside..

Shade Systems fabric shade canopies and umbrellas are beautiful, affordable, and commercial grade. The CoolNet fabric screens up to 99% of U.V. (Ultra Violet) rays while still allowing the fabric to breathe. This makes your shaded area more comfortable and avoids the stuffy heat that gets trapped under other outdoor canopy solutions.

Even better, the Turn-N-Slide easy fastening system makes putting up and taking down your shade fabric an absolute breeze! Rather than using a single length cable around the structure’s perimeter, each side of a Shade Systems structure has an independent cable that is pre-cut and looped at the factory. For outdoor recreation areas in the Midwest, this feature is critical and will save your maintenance team time and stress.

For quotes and pricing information, please contact Parkreation.

Check Out Some of Our Shade Systems Projects!

Deerspring Park

200 Deerfield Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015

Sunset Pool

483 Fairview Ave. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Orland Park Ball Field

14825 West Ave #3144, Orland Park, IL 60462

Forest Park Aquatic Center

7501 Harrison St. Forest Park, IL 60130

Wheeling Aquatic Center

105 Community Blvd. Wheeling, IL 60090

Sahm Park Pool

6801 E 91st St. Indianapolis, IN 46250

Kettering Park

13948 Anne Dr. Lemont, IL 60439

Bataan Park

1220 9th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160

Margaret J. Lange Splash Pad

6140 N Scott St. Rosemont, IL 60018

YMCA Freeport

2998 W Peral City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032

Woodland Park

1200 N Western Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068

Bulger Park

1601 W Hirsch St. Melrose Park, IL 60160

McCollum Park

6801 Main St. Downers Grove, IL 60516

The Dog Stop

495 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL 60015

Romeoville Splash Pad

630 Townhall Dr. Romeoville, IL 60446

St. Paul Christian Daycare

545 Ardmore Ave. Villa Park, IL 60181

Heritage Hills High School

3644 E County Rd 1600 N, Lincoln City, IN 47552

The Portage Childcare

6078 Robbins Rd. Portage, IN 46368

Old School Gym Haubstadt Park

Co Rd 1100 S Haubstadt, Haubstadt, IN 47639

Centennial Pool

9300 Nashville Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

MISO Energy

720 City Center Dr. Carmel, IN 46032

Hidden Creek AquaPark

1220 Fredrickson Pl, Highland Park, IL 60035

Kephart Park

Bargersville IN

Riverside Family Aquatic Center

3300 5th Ave, Moline, IL 61265

Prarie Bluff Golf Course

19433 Renwick Rd. Crest Hill, IL 60403

Arndt Park

1990 White St. Des Plaines, IL 60018

Springfield Memorial Hospital

701 N 1st St. Springfield, IL 62781

Village Green

394 William R Latham Senior Dr. Bourbonnais, IL 60914

Learn More About Our Popular Shade Products!

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Sail Shades

Imaginatively Designed Fabric Shade Canopies

When sun protection is needed, our innovative Sail shade structures are a clever way to cover those odd-shaped areas where possible post locations are limited or where a unique aesthetic appearance is desired.

Featuring our ingenious One-Point Sail fastening system that includes stainless steel connections, cables, and hardware for long life. The fabric can be taken down easily for an approaching storm or the long winter season.

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Single Post Pyramid

Simple and Effective Shade Coverage

Shade Systems Single Post Pyramids and Single Post Umbrellas are cleverly engineered with just one central support post, making them ideal for smaller shaded areas. Perfect applications include poolside, at water parks, for seating by the playground, and even in a sandbox to keep toddlers cool and shaded. Single Post Pyramids and Hypar are available in sizes up to a generous 20×20, while Single Post Umbrellas go up to a 25 ft diameter.

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Single Cantilevers

Keep your eyes on the game, not the posts!

T-Cantilever fabric shade structure designs are engineered to provide a maximum of shade with the fewest possible post obstructions. T-Cantilevers are ideal for tennis seating and other sport courts, and are available in a wide variety of heights, lengths, and overhangs, all featuring our remarkable Turn-N-Slide quick-release canopy fastening mechanism built right in!

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Tornado Shade

The Finest in Fabric Architecture

The Tornado’s one of our most stunning shade structures with sculpture-like appeal across a broad spectrum of environments where shade is needed but in an aesthetically-appealing style.

Gracefully arching steel piping arms radiate outward from a curved central support column to create a 5-point tensioned shade canopy which makes a bold architectural statement about its determination to shade stylishly. Available with optional electrical accommodations for beautiful fabric shade structures with night lighting!

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Double Post Hip

Best bargain per square foot of shade coverage

Ideal for applications where the number of posts must be kept to a minimum, Shade Systems Double Post Hip design is engineered to provide a maximum of shade with the fewest possible post obstructions. Double Post Hips are ideal for tennis and other sport courts, poolside, water parks, and anywhere else an economical shade is desired for seating or tables.

PlayBuilders Little Tikes Commercial Play Structure

NEW! – Shade Cabanas

Private poolside areas for parties and small groups

Our new shade cabanas utilize the CoolNet fabric to create a private poolside escape. Great for rentals, these shade cabanas keep a small group cool on a sunny day. Connect multiple cabanas with ease and create your own getaway!

Turn-N-Slide

Our patented system makes fabric installation and removal easier than any of our competition.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And we have reason to be very flattered, as numerous “imitations” have appeared since Shade Systems introduced the revolutionary Turn-N-Slide over 10 years ago. But buyer beware – It’s the details where our competition runs into problems.

Just look at all the ways competing fastening systems fall short:

1. Only the Shade Systems Turn-N-Slide is time-tested, having been used by countless municipalities nationwide, and through major Florida hurricanes such as Katrina and Wilma. Ask the competitor how long their system has been on the market?

2. Only the Shade Systems Turn-N-Slide is patented, having been subjected to rigorous engineering and testing before it was introduced to the market in 2003.

3. Competing mechanisms feature a slot cut into the top of the structure�s rafter, allowing water and debris to enter the rafter, which can cause corrosion and system failure. This is an inferior design which testing and field experiences have shown does not last! Only the Shade Systems Turn-N-Slide features a completely sealed rafter top to keep out water and debris, ensuring your Turn-N-Slide will last for the long run.

4. The competition’s slot cut into the top of the rafter presents another problem: Instead of the hook being welded to a moving sleeve over the entire rafter as in the Turn-N-Slide, the competition’s hook necessarily attaches directly to the mechanism inside the rafter, which is too weak to withstand high wind speeds and the tension exerted on the hook by the steel cables is a force which can exceed 1,500 lbs of tension! Our design spreads the load over the strength of the entire rafter, and that is why we can cover the Turn-N-Slide with the 10 year warranty below.

5. Ask the competitor if their mechanism is on every rafter corner. One competitor features their mechanism on only some rafter corners. Shade Systems designed its Turn-N-Slide to be at every rafter corner, and for good reason. Tensioning systems do not work the same way if not on every corner. The cable tends to bind under the corner which does not have the moving hook, making reattachment of the canopy very difficult.

6. As the ultimate proof of quality, competing mechanisms do not come with the same 10 year warranty as Shade Systems provides. Check the competitor’s website for any mention of their device and its warranty coverage. If you don’t find it, get suspicious! You can see ours here, and our warranty calls out the Turn-N-Slide in writing with a specific 10 year non-prorated coverage.

Shade Systems

Adjustable Hook for Accurate Tension

Independent Pre-Cut Loop & Cable on Each Side

No Special Tools Required

The Competition

Fixed Hook Makes Adjustment Difficult

Single Length Cable Around Entire Perimeter

Requires Other Tools

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Custom Shades

Have a unique idea for shades in your outdoor area? We can help bring it to life.

Shade Systems FAQs

Why would I need an outdoor shade?

Have you ever looked up at the sky before? If so, then you have probably seen that big bright glowy thing we call the sun. Exposure to the sun’s harmful U.V. rays is the leading cause of skin cancer and other disorders, outdoor activities can be enjoyed more safely and comfortably under the shade. Shade Systems also protect children and adults from stray fly balls near sports fields.

Additionally, because the remarkable CoolNet shade fabric screens up to 99% of the sun’s U.V. rays, Shade Systems reduce the deterioration rate of plastics and powder-coat finishes, thereby actually extending the life of the playground equipment being covered. Since playground equipment with its related surfacing represents a very substantial investment, extra years of life actually helps pay for the relatively economical cost of the shade system.

Costing much less than wood or metal shelters, Shade Systems provide an economical, attractive, and durable solution where shade is needed to protect people and property.

Where are outdoor shades typically installed?

You can find outdoor shades at a variety of locations including:

  • Playgrounds/Skate Parks
  • Sports Fields/Bleachers/Dugouts
  • Poolside and Water Parks
  • Outdoor Amphitheatres
  • Concession Areas
  • Parking Lots
  • Marinas/Yacht Clubs
  • Golf Courses and Driving Ranges
  • Resorts and Country Clubs
  • Any outdoor gathering places
What makes Shade Systems different than other companies?

Shade Systems has been the leader in commercial outdoor fabric shades since 2003 for a variety of reasons.

Turn-N-Slide Easy Fastening System: Our patented system makes it super-duper easy to remove and re-attach the fabric canopy for the winter season or in case of severe storms. In a matter of minutes, one or two people can safely and easily remove our CoolNet fabric. This is especially important in Illinois and Indiana where winter can hit out of nowhere!

One Point ‘Sails’ Attachment System: Each corner of our ‘Sails’ fabric canopies feature a stainless steel bracket with just one tensioning bolt to easily attach or remove the canopy. Cables are permanently concealed in the hems and terminate in the bracket so you never have to touch them!

7-Step Powdercoat Process: Shade Systems utilizes the most extensive powder-coating process in the industry to prevent corrosion and keep your shades looking good as new for years to come.

100% Made in the USA: All built under one roof at our Ocala, Florida factory.

– Most Comprehensive Warranties in the Industry!: Check these numbers out for yourself…

20 yrs on metal frames against rust-through corrosion
10 yrs on CoolNet shade fabric against deterioration
10 yrs on CoolNet stitching thread against deterioration
10 yrs on Turn-N-Slide Easy Fastening System
10 yrs on stainless steel cables
** And none of the above warranties are pro-rated! ** (Cha-ching!!)

Do I need to take the shade fabric down in the winter?

We recommend that all our Shade Systems customers remove their fabric canopies for the winter. It is essential for a fabric shade to remain tight, and heavy snowloads will stretch the fabric out over time. Do you want your shade to look nice and crisp like a piece of bacon or floppy like a pancake? Trust us, bacon is better. Luckily the Turn-N-Slide system makes it extremely easy to remove the fabric and reinstall it for the season.

Are these fabric shades waterproof?

Shade Systems utilizes a true shade fabric that allows a degree of breathability and permeability. Unlike a circus (or beer) tent that traps heat and creates a muggy and uncomfortable environment, our CoolNet fabric allows the breeze to freely flow through the area. However, this means that in a heavy rain downpour you can expect a slight weep of water to drip through the canopy.

Additional Shade Systems Resources

Parkreation is proud to exclusively represent Shade Systems, the highest quality commercial outdoor fabric shade structures, canopies, umbrellas, and awning covers in Illinois and Indiana.

Shade Systems has solutions for outdoor areas of all scales, from small private daycares to large commercial housing developments. Our customers include public and private schools, hotels and restaurants, park districts and homeowners associations. We have shade solutions for them all!

For quotes and pricing information, please contact Parkreation.

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Illinois Office

1-847-419-7744 | illinoisoffice@parkreation.com

27 E. Palatine Rd. Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Indiana Office

1-219-477-1842 | indianaoffice@parkreation.com

204 Leeds Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46383

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