Why Choose Creative Systems Shade?

At Creative Recreational Systems Inc., we provide our customers with standard and custom shade structures for nearly every outdoor location. Our line delivers creative solutions and unique designs for your biggest need - protection from the sun. Our 20+ years of experience allows us to provide the creative systems you’ve been searching for.

OUR TOP FEATURES AND BENEFITS

COASTAL COMMUNITIES

Our framework can with stand wind gusts of up to 150 mph with fabric removed.

LONG LASTING FABRIC

Our UV stabilized fabric is raschel-knitted and resists fading, abrading, rotting, shrinkage, and unraveling.

BUILDING CODE

Our team of engineers ensures all shade structures meet local building codes.

BLOCK UV RAYS

Our shade fabrics can block up to 99% of harmful UV rays,depending on your color.

STAY COOL

We offer fabric solutions that can reduce the temperature of your space up to 25 degrees.

SUPERDURABLE

Our Superdurable powder coat is paired with zinc-rich primer - a standard at Creative Systems.

Need another reason to buy?

Most shades have the option of including our Glide Elbow™, which allows for quick release of the shade's fabric. Learn more on page 34.

Markets We Serve

Our portfolio of installations is quite vast. From military bases, sports complexes, and zoos, we provide shade for many markets and locations.

PARKS, RECREATION & SPORT FACILITIES

From covering stadium seating to small picnic shades, you name it, we've done it.

ZOOS & AQUARIUMS

We're already shading elephants, sea lions, and even dolphins across the United States!

HOSPITALITY

You can find our shades by the pool at hotels and in the concession areas of water parks.

SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES

From pre-k to college graduation, we're shading playgrounds, sports fields, and stadiums.

ALUMINUM FRAME WATERPROOFumbrella options

Horizon Umbrella
simplest sun shade solution
  • Ideal for any commercial application
  • Simplest sun shade solution

  • Fixed position
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Fixed Position
Approximate 7' Eave Height
316 Stainless Steel Hardware
Wind Tested to 75 mph
Marine Grade Finish
Frame Support Upgrade* (Shown Below)
Waterproof Fabric

*Frame support upgrades are needed when standard frames are modified causing additional load requirements.

Sunset Umbrella
effortlessly open and close
  • Ideal for cafes, pools, and restaurants
  • Effortlessly opened and retracted
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Retractable
Approximate 7' Eave Height
316 Stainless Steel Hardware
Wind Tested to 75 mph
Marine Grade Finish
Waterproof Fabric

STEEL FRAME WATERPROOFumbrella options

Vista Umbrella
sun protection with a view
  • Ideal for pools and outdoor dining spaces
  • No view obstruction from center post
  • Easily opened and retracted
  • Unique optional pivoting feature
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

360° Pivot Upgrade
Electrical Access
Height Extensions
Retractable and Pivots
Double Cantilever Upgrade (Shown Below)
Aluminum Supports
7' Eave Height
Waterproof Fabric

Fixed Waterproof Umbrella
an umbrella unlike any other
  • Ideal for any commercial application
  • Combines our Glide Elbow™ convenience with waterproof fabric
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8' or 10' Eave Height
Fixed Position
Glide Elbow™
Wind Rated to 90 MPH
Waterproof Fabric

STEEL FRAME WATERPROOFumbrella options

Fixed Waterproof Cantilever Umbrella
a cantilever umbrella unlike
  • Combines our Glide Elbow™ conveniencewith waterproof fabric
  • No view obstruction from center post
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8' or 10' Eave Height
Fixed Position
Glide Elbow™
Wind Rated to 90 MPH
Waterproof Fabric

Waterproof Hypar
Umbrella
a low-profile canopy
  • Ideal for shading pools and guest areas
  • Unique look
  • Features a low-profile canopy that will not obstruct your view
SIZES

10'–16'

FEATURES AND FABRIC

Fixed Position
7' Eave Height
Waterproof Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAMEumbrella options

Portable Retractable Umbrella
easy set-up and portability
  • Easy set-up
  • Portable and retractable
SIZES

10' Square

FEATURES AND FABRIC

Portable and Retractable
330 lb. Steel Frame
8' Eave Height
Wind Rated to 35 MPH
Sunbrella Marine

Single Post Umbrella

economical shade
  • One of the most economical shades
  • Cover up to nearly 600 square feet of space with a single unit
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAMEumbrella options

Cantilever Umbrella
no post interference
  • Off-center post
  • Allows for the placement of site furnishings without the interference of a column
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Dual Column Umbrella
no post interference
  • Great solution for shading picnic tables and benches as space between columns allows for placement of amenities
  • Easy installation
  • More affordable than a traditional four post hip structure
SIZES

10' x 20'
12' x 16'

12' x 18'
12' x 20'

14' x 20'
14' x 24'

OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8' or 10' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Hypar Umbrella
unique, low-profile canopy
  • Ideal for shading pools and guest areas
  • Unique look
  • Features a low-profile canopy that will not obstruct your view
SIZES

10'–20'

FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Tilt and Swivel Umbrella
custom angles during installation
  • Tilt and swivel this umbrella during installation for maximum sun protection based on your location
  • Once installed, the canopy will not continue to swivel or tilt to different degrees
SHAPES AND SIZES

8'–18' Square

OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAMEdome options

Standard Hip
most versatile
  • Most versatile and economical shade
  • Great solution for schools, parks, and churches

Should the length to width ratio require it, we may design a Multi-Dome to ensure uniform tension throughout your canopy.

SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
(Available up to 30')
Traditional Shade Fabric

Multi-Dome Hip
for shading large areas on a budget
  • A series of hip end shades that share common posts
  • Great solution for sports complex seating and parking lots
  • An economical way of shading a very large area
  • Shade fabric can match or have alternating colors
  • Available in a variety of sizes
SIZES

10' x 20'
12' x 16'

12' x 18'
12' x 20'

14' x 20'
14' x 24'

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Super Dome Hip
for shading very large spaces
  • Great for large playgrounds, outdoor dining areas, and sport facilities such as basketball or tennis courts
  • Depending on your needs, square posts and our Glide Elbow™ are available
SHAPES
OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Square Posts
Surface Mount
With or Without Glide Elbow™*
Traditional Shade Fabric

* Glide Elbow™ must be custom designed

New Pyramid
peak roof design
  • Versatile and economical
  • Features a peak roof design
  • Great solution for schools, parks and churches
SHAPES AND SIZES

Available in 2' Increments from 10’–38', Square

OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
(Available up to 30')
Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAMEsail options

Triangle Sail
practical and simple
  • Great solution for all spaces, large or small
  • Design has many practical uses — from shading picnic tables to entire pools
  • Custom to every space
SIZES

Sail size limited to 50' per triangular edge.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Traditional Shade Fabric

*For spans exceeding 50', please contact your Creative Systems Shade representative.

Hyperbolic Sail
practical and simple
  • Perfect for both small and large activity areas
  • Sails that looks exceptional while remaining functional in the heat
SIZES

Sail size limited to 35' per edge.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Traditional Shade Fabric

*For spans exceeding 35', please contact your Creative Systems Shade representative.

Multiple Sail Shades
truly unique design
  • Pair multiple sail shades to create a truly unique,yet simple, structure
  • Provide ample coverage with a fun look
SIZES

Sail size limited to 50' per triangular edge.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Traditional Shade Fabric

*For spans exceeding 50', please contact your Creative Systems Shade representative.

Sand Dollar Sail
a unique, layered design
  • Unique layered look
  • Offers design appeal and great coverage
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAMEsail options

Quad Sail
architecturally designed
  • Appealing architectural design
  • Great solution for country clubs, resorts, and city parks
SIZES

10'–30' Square

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Traditional Shade Fabric

NEW! Pinwheel Sail
a unique, layered design
  • Unique, patent pending layered design that provides full shade coverage
  • Opportunity to select multiple colors
SHAPES AND SIZES
OPTIONS, FEATURES, AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Glide Elbow™ Required*
Traditional Shade Fabric

*Over 20' Square will require sail fans.

Kite Hip Sail
great flexibility
  • Popular choice for pools, splash pads and dining areas
  • Kite-shaped design allows for great flexibility and many configurations
  • Great for covering uniquely shaped spaces
  • Features three columns at equal entry height, with the fourth being a diagonal elevated column
SIZES

10'–25' Square

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Standard Cantilever
open space design
  • Great solution for covering walkways, bus stop seating, and bleachers
  • Most economical way of providing car parking shade
  • Ideal solution for covering areas that require a lot of open space
SIZES

18' x 20', 18' x 27', 18' x 36'

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAME cantilever options

Hanging Cantilever
cover any distance
  • Great solution for walkways, bus stop seating, and bleachers
  • Has a preferred max width of 18' but can be configured with multiple bays to cover any distance
SIZES

10' x 20', 12' x 20', 14' x 24'

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Suspended Cantilever
extended depth
  • Utilizes suspension braces at the top of the structure to support the extended shade
  • Perfect for automotive needs and walkways
SIZES

Custom made for your location.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

T-Cantilever
keeping posts to a minimum
  • Perfect for bleachers, fuel stations, or parking lots
  • Typically features a single column per beam up to 18' in width. When beam length exceeds 18', an additional support column will be needed
  • Maximum beam width of 36'
  • Columns can be spaced up to 27' before additional bays are required
SIZES

Custom made for your location.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
With or Without Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Dugout Cantilever
easy to install
  • Great for dugouts, walkways, and school carpool lanes
  • Raised design casts a direct shadow on your intended area
  • Easy-to-install shade can also be customized with fabric panels between the columns to block wind
  • For design purposes, the max recommended width is 14' and the max distance between columns is 20'
SIZES

Custom made for your location.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Fabric Panel Upgrade
Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAME cantilever options

Camelback Cantilever
raised design for direct shadow
  • Great for walkways and school carpool lanes
  • Raised design casts a direct shadow on your intended area
  • Fabric panel can be added between columns to further keep you cool and block wind
  • For design purposes, the maximum recommended width is 14' and the maximum distance between columns is 20'
SIZES

Custom made for your location.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Fabric Panel Upgrade (Shown Below)
Traditional Shade Fabric

Arched Cantilever
beautifully arched
  • Beautifully arched design makes for a great walkway cover or pool shade
  • An economical way of shading spaces
  • Preferred max width of 14’ but can beconfigured with multiple bays to cover any distance
  • Desired max length is 20’ before adding multiple bays is needed
SIZES

Custom made for your location.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Traditional Shade Fabric

Traditional Wavecrest
total coverage
  • Engineered design allows it to work well in almost any space
  • Great at the local park or the golf course
  • The perfect shade when total coverage is critical and style is essential
SIZES

Custom made for your location.

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Traditional Shade Fabric

Waterproof Wavecrest
sleek style
  • Sleek style
  • Ideal for driving ranges, vehicle protection, walkways, pool seating and bleachers
SIZES

20' x 20'

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface Mount
7' Height
Waterproof Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAME
flower shade

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAME
halo disc shade

NEW! Flower
whimsical, themed design
  • Whimsical, themed design
  • Provides shade equal to that of an umbrella design
  • Perfect for playground environments
  • May choose alternating petal colors
SIZE

12' Diameter

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Surface or In-Ground Mount
14' at Highest Point, 10' at Lowest Point
Traditional Shade Fabric

NEW! Halo Disc
modern, slim design
  • Unique, architectural design
  • Features a slim fabric disc suspended from two curved columns
  • Great solution for landscape architects
SIZE

15' and 21' Diameter

OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Surface Mount
8', 10', or 12' Height
Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAME
modular shade options

Standard Modular Shade
essential playground shade
  • Great solution for school, park, and church playgrounds
  • May be incorporated into an existing play structure
SHAPES, SIZES, DECKS AND POSTS
OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Available Only with Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Modular Crescent
arched design
  • Stylish arched design
  • Available for any deck configuration
  • Fits 3.5" and 5" diameter posts
SHAPES, SIZES, DECKS AND POSTS

7' 4" x 5' 3" and 8' 4" x 6' 3"

Available for 36" x 36", 48" x 48", 36" x 48", and 36" x 46.5" Decks

Fits 3.5" and 5" Posts

OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAME
modular shade options

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAME
swing shade options

Modular Quad Sail
unique sail look
  • Achieve a unique look without compromising sun protection
  • Only for square or rectangular decks
  • Available exclusively with our Glide Elbow™
  • Fits 3.5" and 5" diameter posts
SHAPES, SIZES, DECKS, AND POSTS
OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Available Only with Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Swing Frame with Shade
industry's most popular swing frame
  • Protect children from harmful UV rays
  • Available in one, two, three, or four bays

All swing seats and chains sold separately.

SIZES

1 Bay: 10' x 19'
2 Bay: 10' x 31'
3 Bay: 10' x 42'
4 Bay: 10' x 53.5'

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Only Available With Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

TRADITIONAL STEEL FRAME
swing shade options

STEEL FRAME WATERPROOF
hospitality shade options

T-Swing with Shade
for children ages 2-5 years
  • For children aged 2 to 5 years
  • Pairs with full or half bucket seats only

All swing seats and chains sold separately.

SIZE

12' x 12'

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Only Available With Glide Elbow™
Traditional Shade Fabric

Panorama
versatile permanent structure
  • Permanent perimeter framed structure
  • Enjoy a unique outdoor gathering space year round
  • Available in three different designs
DESIGNS AND SIZES
OPTIONS AND FABRIC

Clear Drop Curtain Upgrade
Water Flow Controlled Gutter Upgrade
Permanent Structure
Fixed Position
Surface Mounts to Existing Concrete Slab Engineered Per Local Building Code
7' Eave Height
Wind Rated to 93 MPH
Waterproof Fabric

STEEL FRAME WATERPROOFhospitality shade options

Flat Top Cabana
resort ready
  • Sleek solution for resorts and hotels
  • Families and couples can gather and enjoy the day while keeping track of their belongings
  • Provide great shade for guests at the pool
  • Can become premium rental spaces for resorts
SIZES

10', 12', 13'

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Curtains or Drapery Upgrade
Surface Mount
7' Eave Height
Wind Rated to 80 MPH
Waterproof Fabric

Cabana
spacious, private solution
  • Spacious solution that provides unsurpassed durability
  • Elegant and unique one-of-a-kind look
  • Great shade for guests at the pool and can become premium rental spaces for resorts
SIZES

10', 12', 13' Square

OPTIONS, FEATURES AND FABRIC

Curtains or Drapery Upgrade
Surface Mount
7' Eave Height
Wind Rated to 80 MPH
Waterproof Fabric

Custom Designs
bringing your design to life

We take pride in our ability to take on any design challenge.Our skilled team of designers and engineers will work with you to create a custom shade that meets your shade and design requirements. With our selection of colors, our skilled team, and your imagination, we can create the architectural masterpiece you've been dreaming of.

USSSA Space Coast
Complex( Viera, Florida )

FEATURED PRODUCTS

1 (18) Custom 45' x 25' Four Column T-Cantilevers With
Glide Elbow™

2 Custom 141' x 40' 7-Bay Arched Cantilever

BUDGET RANGE

$320,000–$325,000

Stratford Park( Arlington, Virginia )

FEATURED PRODUCTS

1 21' Diameter Halo Disc

BUDGET RANGE

$15,000–$20,000

CBB Bank( Dallas, Texas )

FEATURED PRODUCTS

1 Custom 63' x 17.5' 3-Bay Cantilever
With Glide Elbow™

BUDGET RANGE

$5,000–$10,000

Cypress Center III( Tampa, Florida )

FEATURED PRODUCTS

1 (2) 18' x 18' Cantilever Umbrellas

BUDGET RANGE

$5,000–$10,000

Kiddie Academy( Mt. Prospect, Illinoist )

FEATURED PRODUCTS

1 14' x 14' Cantilever Umbrella With Glide Elbow™

2 20' x 28' Standard Hip With Glide Elbow™

BUDGET RANGE

$5,000–$10,000

With Creative Systems, you know you'll receive a quality shade.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

TRADITIONAL FABRIC

• Made from UV stabilized high density
polyethylene fabric that prevents fading from the sun

• Raschel-knitted to prevent fraying and
shades 34' and larger receive Kevlar® rein
forced corners

• Blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays, depending
upon color choice

• Fabric breathes allowing hot air to rise
and escape

• Available fabric to meet California State Fire Marshal requirements, NFPA 701, and
ASTM E84

STEEL FRAMES

• Finished product includes 6 mils of powder coat, with
3 being zinc-rich primer and 3 being Superdurable powder
coat, which carries a 5-year limited warranty

• Engineered to withstand wind speeds up to 150 mph
with fabric removed

• Structural tubing complies with ASTM standards

• Our powder coat is backed by 5,000 hours of testing
per ASTM Method B117

GLIDE ELBOW™

With our Glide Elbow™ quick release mechanism, installation and removal of your fabric is completed with the use of a wrench or cordless drill that has an appropriate sized socket. Not only does our Glide Elbow™ make updating fabric easier, it allows you to easily remove fabric for severe weather. Additionally, metal-on-metal wear is minimized with our fabric hook connection.

SUPERDURABLE POWDER COAT

Our Superdurable powder coat is one of the best in the industry. Our frames are coated with an Epoxy TGIC Powder Coating ZincRich Primer. After the primer application, we apply Superdurable

LADBS CERTIFIED FABRICATOR

We are an official LADBS Certified Fabricator. Certificate available

DSA CERTIFIED PRODUCTS

Our shade products may be certified per project and per use.

COLOR OPTIONS

FRAMES | STEEL FRAME

Our Superdurable powder coat is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

FABRIC | TRADITIONAL

This selection of fabric colors are fire retardant and pass the NFPA 701 and ASTM E84 tests. All fabric colors are California Fire Marshal certified, which is the highest standard for flame resistance. Those marked with an asterisk are not California Fire Marshal certified and may not be used on a shade whose fabric spans larger than 12,000 square feet. Our traditional shade fabric is backed by a 10-year limited warranty

FABRIC | WATERPROOF

This selection of waterproof fabric may be customized with printing options.

FABRIC | SUNBRELLA MARINE