Thursday, June 23, 2011


Unveiling of Shade Structure at Warner Ranch Park Playground

Woodland Hills - The Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilman Dennis P. Zine (3rd District) unveiled a new shade structure at the Warner Ranch Park playground on Thursday, May 26, 2011. The shade structure will provide children with needed protection from the sun on hot days.

With about a month before the beginning of summer, the unveiling of the shade structure comes just in time to beat the summer heat. The playground shade structure was designed and installed to protect children from the damaging UV Rays and extreme heat that can lead to skin cancer, burns and heat stroke. The new shade structure will keep the play surfaces and sand up to 20 degrees cooler and allows children to play in the park even on the hottest summer days when temperatures can reach well into the 100's. The design is a Multi Level/Multi Panel Super Span (50' x 60') with multiple layers of fabric to increase the shade coverage, as well as enhance the existing visual aesthetic of the playground. Quimby fees funded the $88,480 project.

Warner Ranch Park is located at 21820 Califa Street in Woodland Hills.

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