New playground shade structures are ready for play at Orchards, Dayspring and Spirit parks. Allen Community Development Corporation approved funding for the new shade projects in 2022.
Parks and Recreation staff examined all the city’s playgrounds to determine which were best suited for new shade based on factors such as the age of the playground, existing natural shade and size of play structures.
The call for playground shade came from Allen residents in recent years. The City first took action in 2019 with the addition of a playground shade at Reed West Park. In 2020-2021, four new shade structures were installed at Bethany Lakes Park, Greenville Heights Park and Twin Creeks Park.
Pictured: Playground shade structures at Orchards Park and Spirit Park