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Ara Square Shade



  • Choice of a Square or Hex design and available in all Burke’s standard shade colors.
  • Offers protection and safer play for children.
  • Available as a freestanding shade system or above a play structure.
  • Burke Built™ and backed by Burke’s Generations Warranty™.


  • Provides aesthetic appeal as well as design options to fit every playground’s design and color scheme. Offers the ability to customize using different colors on the same shade structure.
  • Provides protection from the sun with 97% UV screen protection and keeps play surfaces cooler and drier.
  • Versatile and able to use in multiple applications in a play environment.
  • Engineered to withstand up to 90 mph winds. 100-year limited warranty on posts, 10-year limited warranty on ShadePlay Canopies fabric.

Developmental Benefits:

  • Sensory: Visual
  • Social/Emotional Skills: Imaginative Play
  • Cognitive Skills: Mastering New Concepts

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Named for Ara, a constellation in the heart of the Milky Way, the Ara Shade System is characterized by distinctive geometric lines and unique visual appeal. Ara’s allure, however, isn’t just visual – it provides protection from the sun with 97% UV screen protection and is designed to withstand up to 90mph winds. The addition of Ara to a play environment can change the entire look of the space and elevate the design to a whole new level! Choose between a Square or Hex model and customize it with colors to create a new design that will move you!

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*Contact your local Burke representative for exact pricing based on design specifics to meet your needs. Surfacing, freight, taxes and installation are extra. Specifications and pricing subject to change without notice. For additional information on pricing of equipment, installation, surfacing and freight, please click above or call 1-800-266-1250. International direct dial is 00+1 920-921-9220.