Shade Structures

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.

Locational Criteria

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.

New Requests

Requests for new shade structures in existing parks can be directed to the Park Planning & Development Section by filling out the Contact Us form.

​Note: Before requesting a shade structure, please review the Proposed Shade Structure Locations list. The list (and accompanying map) shows park locations that have been, or are being reviewed. It also lists parks which have been already reviewed, and rejected, based on the Locational Criteria.


If a location is deemed suitable under the approved Locational Criteria, staff will use approved Implementation Protocols to incorporate the shade structure into the park. The protocols require that the City:
  • Conduct a survey of the surrounding neighbourhood to gauge public support
  • Review results with area Councillors
  • If 'yes', then seek funding through Capital Budget process and proceed to implement, after funding approval
  • If 'no', advise requestor(s) of decision

For Further Information

​Pl​ease contact the Parks Planning & Development Section using ​the Contact Us form.