Playground Shade

Provide shade devices for playgrounds to protect children from sunburn and increased risk of skin cancers. Even one blistering sunburn in childhood can increase the risk of developing skin cancer in adulthood. Many existing parks throughout the region should have shade devices added. Large tensile structures are a preferred approach. Additionally, routes to and from parks, mixed-use centers, and ideally, all streets, should offer some degree of shade. This can often best be accomplished by establishing a tree canopy.

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