City of Port Orange-Shade Canopies For Our Parks

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We can lather our children in sunscreen, give them adequate clothing and pop a hat on them but it doesn’t help that the sun is so hot it’s impossible for our kids to play on a playground.

It’s time our councils took this matter seriously and started providing shade over our children’s playgrounds.

Without shade, the equipment gets incredibly hot and renders the equipment useless because it is too hot. The unrelenting sun causes dangerous UV exposure to kids and parents/caregivers. Kids and parents/caregivers can easily overheat because there is little shade in which to cool off.

I propose that the provision would make our parks a much more enjoyable playspace within our community.