Brampton’s parks and open spaces provide opportunities and facilities for residents to participate in physical and social activities, while enjoying nature. Shade structures are one of the amenities often added to a park to contribute to overall enjoyment of park patrons. Shade structures provide a number of benefits:
- Opportunities for users to rest in a sheltered environment
- Relief from the heat and glare of the summer sun
- “Open” design allows for air ventilation
- A convenient seating option for residents and parents to watch over their children when located near a playground
Shade structures are not designed, nor intended, to protect park users from weather element/conditions.
In recent years, the demand for shade structures has increased. As a result, the City of Brampton has adopted locational criteria to assist in assessing requests, managing demand and ensuring structures are located properly. See Locational Criteria.