Playground Shelters
For Year-Round Outdoor Fun

Fabric buildings from Alaska Structures® transform any schoolyard into an all-weather playground, ensuring kids can safely enjoy outdoor fun year-round, no matter the forecast.

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Transforming Playgrounds with Fabric Buildings from Alaska Structures®

Alaska Structures® offers innovative solutions for schools looking to enhance their outdoor playground spaces with durable and versatile fabric buildings. Used by schools worldwide, our fabric structures are ideal for creating open or fully enclosed recreational buildings, gymnasiums, or enclosing entire playgrounds. The robust design of our fabric buildings ensures they can withstand various weather conditions, making them perfect for year-round use. Not just limited to large structures, Alaska Structures® also provides heavy-duty canopies and outdoor event structures suited for smaller spaces. Our playground shelters allow children to play safely outdoors, regardless of the weather, ensuring that playtime is never interrupted. The modular nature of these engineered fabric buildings means they can be quickly set up or taken down, offering flexibility for seasonal changes or permanent installation for continuous enjoyment.

In addition to their practicality and durability, fabric buildings from Alaska Structures® are designed with safety and comfort in mind. Our fabric structures are engineered to meet specific wind and snow load requirements, adhering to local and International Building Code (IBC) standards, which sets them apart from typical party tents. To enhance the usability of these spaces, especially during the darker winter months, the buildings can be equipped with lighting and electrical systems, ensuring a bright and welcoming play area for children. We offer many configurable options, ranging from windows, doors, and insulation to HVAC, flooring, and partition systems. The fabric membranes are available in various fun, bright colors and patterns, and the option to include school logos, making each structure a unique and integral part of the school environment. This level of customization allows schools to tailor the playground shelters to their specific needs and preferences, ensuring that the structures are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and aligned with the school’s identity.

Contact us today by completing an online request or call us at +1-907-344-1565 to discuss your school’s upcoming playground shelter needs.

A WeatherPort® Jubilee fabric structure is the perfect solution for quickly covering playgrounds and play areas.
A WeatherPort® Jubilee fabric structure is the perfect solution for quickly covering playgrounds and play areas.

Not Your Typical Playground Shelter

Playground shelters from Alaska Structures® redefine the standard for outdoor play areas, proudly crafted in the USA with the highest quality materials. Our fabric buildings are designed with versatility in mind, featuring metal frame systems that vary in composition, including lightweight aluminum or high-strength galvanized steel, depending on the engineering requirements. The superiority of our playground facilities lies in the tensioned fabric membranes we use, which surpass common PVC-based and PE-based covers found in other shelters. These advanced membranes boast exceptional abrasion resistance, ensuring longevity and durability. Moreover, they are designed to be impervious to rotting and resistant to mold and mildew, ensuring a healthy environment for children.

Our materials are also chemically inert and emit low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making them safer for both children and the environment. Additionally, our fabric membranes are UV stabilized through a comprehensive process rather than just coated, offering unparalleled resistance to prolonged sun exposure, particularly in regions with high solar loads. Safety is a paramount concern, and the fabric membranes of our playground shelters can meet NFPA-701 standards for fire resistance, ensuring peace of mind for schools and parents alike.

Beyond the material benefits, our playground shelters are designed with practicality in mind. They feature minimal foundation requirements, allowing for significant savings in both cost and installation time for schools. Once delivered, our fabric buildings can be safely anchored to almost any level surface, be it asphalt, concrete, earth, sand, or gravel. This flexibility ensures that our shelters can be installed in a variety of settings, adapting to the specific needs of each school. To ensure the utmost safety, we provide a range of anchoring options, each meticulously designed to anchor our fabric buildings securely, further reinforcing the safety and stability of these innovative playground facilities.

Choose the Perfect Playground Shelter

Ideal for creating covered playgrounds, our fabric buildings provide a weather-resistant solution that enables outdoor play and learning in any season. Our building options include several canopy models, each tailored to offer a unique combination of protection, space, and versatility, outdoor structures, and fully enclosed solutions. By choosing Alaska Structures®, schools can ensure their playgrounds are equipped to offer safe, enjoyable outdoor experiences for children all year round, irrespective of the weather.

Below are popular building solutions for creating playground shelters, including:

WeatherPort® Canopies from Alaska Structures® are ideal for creating covered play areas and playground shelters in school settings. Unlike standard pop-up canopies, these 4-sided structures offer a more durable and resilient option for ensuring children have a safe and sheltered outdoor space. Tailored to meet the unique needs of school playgrounds, these canopies come with numerous customization options, allowing schools to design a play area that is functional and visually appealing. Available in various sizes, these canopies can be tailored to fit different playground dimensions, ensuring every school can find a solution that fits its specific requirements. The 4-sided design of the WeatherPort® canopy ensures comprehensive coverage, creating a safe and inviting area for children to play, learn, and socialize, regardless of weather conditions.

The WeatherPort® 4-sided canopy is available in the following sizes:

  • 10’ x 10’ Canopy
  • 10’ x 15’ Canopy
  • 10’ x 20’ Canopy
  • 12’ x 12’ Canopy
  • 16’ x 16’ Canopy
  • 20’ x 20’ Canopy
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The WeatherPort® Hexapae™, featuring a six-sided canopy design, is an excellent choice for schools seeking robust, attractively covered play areas and playground shelters. This unique canopy structure is engineered for resilience, making it a superior alternative to traditional playground shelters. Its design prioritizes ease of setup and portability, allowing for quick installation in school environments. The expansive coverage offered by the Hexapae™ makes it ideal for creating large, protected outdoor spaces where children can play and learn. Available in two sizes, it provides flexibility to schools, ensuring they can find the perfect fit for their specific playground dimensions. The six-sided design offers extensive coverage and adds an aesthetic appeal to the school environment, enhancing the overall outdoor experience for students.

The WeatherPort® 6-sided canopy is available in the following sizes:

  • 16’ Diameter Hexapae™
  • 30’ Diameter Hexapae™
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For schools looking to enhance their outdoor play areas and playground shelters, the WeatherPort® Octopae™ presents an ideal solution. Its unique eight-sided design offers a blend of functionality and aesthetics, perfect for creating engaging and safe outdoor spaces for students. This canopy structure is well-suited for mid to large-sized school playgrounds, providing ample covered area for children to play and learn. The Octopae™ can be configured to fit the specific needs of a school’s outdoor space. Adding side curtains can transform the area into a more secluded, weather-protected environment, ideal for unpredictable climates. Alternatively, schools can leave side entries open, allowing for easy access and a more open, inviting play area. The versatility and appealing design of the Octopae™ make it an excellent choice for schools seeking to create dynamic, versatile outdoor playground shelters.

The WeatherPort® 8-sided canopy is available in the following sizes:

  • 35’ Diameter Octopae™
  • 40’ Diameter Octopae™
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The WeatherPort® Jubilee series is an excellent choice for schools looking to cover play areas or construct playground shelters. These durable fabric structures are designed to provide ample space for outdoor school activities, making them perfect for creating large, safe play areas. Whether for daily recess, outdoor classes, or special school events, the Jubilee series offers various widths – including 15′, 16′, 20′, 21′, 26′, 30′, 35′, and 40′ – to accommodate different playground sizes. Additionally, the length of these structures can be configured in increments of 10′, allowing schools to tailor the size according to their specific needs. This versatility makes the Jubilee series a practical and efficient option for schools seeking reliable and spacious shelters for their outdoor play areas. With the ability to house various playground equipment and host many students, the Jubilee series is ideal for enhancing the outdoor experience in educational environments.

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Side Curtains for PlayGround Structures

WeatherPort® Canopy and Jubilee series structures, ideal for covered play areas and school playground shelters, can be enhanced with functional and stylish side curtains. These curtains offer flexibility and convenience, as they can easily be attached, rolled up, or removed depending on the weather conditions. Schools can match the color of these side curtains with the canopy or select a complementary or contrasting color to create an engaging and visually appealing play area. In addition to providing aesthetic customization, schools can print their logo on these solid curtains, perfect for showcasing school spirit and identity. This feature is particularly useful for schools looking to create a cohesive and branded environment in their outdoor play areas. WeatherPort® structures offer a sturdy solution for playground shelters and allow schools to personalize and adapt these spaces to meet their specific needs and preferences.

Playground Shelter Color Options

Transform your school’s outdoor play areas with vibrant, colorful playground shelters from Alaska Structures®. Break away from the conventional and brighten the schoolyard with a wide range of standard fabric colors and patterns. These options allow schools to align the playground shelter’s appearance with the school’s theme, blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings, or add a splash of color to make the play area stand out. In addition to our standard color offerings, we also offer specialty colors (available upon request), ensuring that each playground shelter can be tailored to reflect the school’s unique character and aesthetic. With Alaska Structures®, schools can create a functional play area and an engaging and personalized space that enhances the overall look and feel of the school environment.

Powder-Coated Frame Color Options

Alaska Structures® enhances our fabric buildings’ durability and aesthetic appeal by offering in-house powder-coating services for the metal frames. This service is particularly beneficial for schools, as the powder coating in a variety of colors not only improves the visual appeal of our playground shelters but also significantly increases their resistance to oxidation, rust, chemicals, and salt air. This feature is especially crucial for schools near the ocean or humid climates, ensuring long-lasting performance and maintenance ease. The powder-coated frames add an extra layer of durability to our structures, making them an excellent choice for school playgrounds, outdoor classrooms, or any outdoor area within the school grounds. With our powder-coating services, schools can ensure that their WeatherPort® canopies, outdoor structures, or playground shelters are visually appealing and robust enough to withstand various environmental challenges, making them a thoughtful and lasting investment for any school.

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If you’re a school looking to create inviting and safe covered play areas or playground shelters, our team at Alaska Structures® is eager to assist you with our WeatherPort® canopies and outdoor structures. We understand the importance of designing functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces for students to play and learn. Our goal is to collaborate with you to create the ideal fabric building tailored to your school’s specific needs, enhancing the outdoor experience for your students while aligning with your school’s operational objectives. We invite you to contact us using the contact form below to start crafting the perfect playground shelter for your school’s outdoor space!

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