Shelters + Shade

Outdoor covered areas have been a staple in parks for decades but more and more we are seeing coverings planned in schools, for covered walkways, over early childhood playgrounds, and even for uses like farmer’s markets. At Northwest Playground Equipment we can help design, engineer, fabricate and install any type of structure you can dream up! 

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Steel Shelters

We specialize in steel structures made from tubular steel columns and coated in the most durable finish on the market, Poli-5000. All of our shelters are completely contoured to each site and designed to each customer's needs and fabricated to local building codes. Steel can be softened by using a tongue and groove primary roof or adding masonry column wraps, all features we can help you incorporate into your design.  

Wood Shelters

Looking for a shelter to blend into a natural outdoor setting? Wood shelters incorporate super durable glulam beams and columns into beautiful structures that can be design to your specific needs. We can even combine steel and wood if you'd like the best of both worlds!

Shade

Our fabric coverings come in multiple varieties with everything from UV-protecting High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Fabric to completely waterproof canvas. Many early childhood facilities have transitioned into covering a percentage of all of their outdoor spaces to help protect their little ones while they play outdoors. Based on your site conditions and needs we can help design the perfect covering for your outdoor area.

How we support you during the Planning and Design Phase

Every project starts with a dream, and at Northwest Playground Equipment it's our calling to make that dream a reality.
Give us a call and let our expert Parks Consultants help be a resource to guide your project wherever you are in the process.

 

  • Site Visits - The first step of almost any project is arranging a site visit with our local Parks Consultants. During our first meeting we'll discuss the project goals, understand any site specific conditions, and develop a scope of work to get us started on putting together designs and budget estimates.
  • CAD + Renderings - After our initial site visit we'll take our understanding of your site and work with our in-house Designer to develop detailed CAD drawings and 3D renderings of initial concepts.
  • Fundraising Support - Are you looking to raise money for a project? At Northwest Playground Equipment we keep up to date on the pulse of national and local funding opportunities to help supplement your project project budgets.
  • And It's All Free! - Being a resource for park planning is a service we take pride in so much so that all of our front end planning efforts are a no-cost service that we provide to help make your project a success. It's as easy as giving us a call or e-mail to get started!

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From park benches to splash pads and everything in between, we represent the highest quality manufacturers in outdoor park amenities. 
  • Exclusive Products - Most of our lines are exclusive across our territories meaning we are your one stop shop for all your park amenities! 
  • Leading Manufacturers - We represent more than a dozen leading manufacturers who share our passion for building community through their park solutions. Our catalog of manufacturers is made up of manyof the leading experts in their respective fields, and includes coveted award winners of the GOOD DESIGN Award and the Red Dot Award.
  • Extraordinary Selection - Have an idea for an outdoor space but don't see an example on our website? We can help! Just give us a call to let our expert Park Consultants be a resource for helping to identify a solution to any problem.

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We can help take your project all the way through from design to construction with full installation for all of our park equipment amenities. It doesn't stop there, need additional site work completed as part of the project? Just ask and we can oversee as much or as little of the project as you need.
Full installation and site work services are also available through our many Cooperative Purchasing Contracts for all of our public-sector customers.
  • Certified Installation - Everything we install comes backed by our team of Certified Installers who ensure that each and every component is installed per Manucturer recommendations and we are compliant with all current safety standards. 
  • Site Work Management - Does you new Shelter need a concrete pad and walkway? Or would you like a vinyl-coated fence around your future play area? If you have a site work need associated with your park project let us know and we can help manage that portion of the project. Even available through our many Cooperative Purchasing Contracts!
  • On-Site Supervision - It's always great to get the community involved in a project, and if that's your goal we can help provide an experienced on-site Supervisor for the duration of a weekend volunteer build.

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Building Community Through Play isn't a short term mission, it means that each and every project we're a part of forms a relationship that lasts for the life of that park or amenity. 
Our Team is here to support you through it all!
  • Dedicated, Family-Run Business - We take pride in having a strong history as a local family owned and operated business since 1996. That history extends to each and every one of our customers who together become a part of the larger Northwest Playground Equipment family.
  • Replacement Parts and Service - We're here to support you in good times and bad, and understand that sometimes there's nothing more frustrating than a broken or vandalized piece of equipment. If you're having an equipment issue just contact your local Parks Consultant who can help identify a solution to get your park back up and running in no time.

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Our Partners 

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“As a family-owned business in the Pacific Northwest, we take our mission seriously — building community through play.  We strive to be a resource for our customers through the entire lifecycle of a project, from design to construction and long-term support.”
Bob McGarvey, President