Lloyd Elsmore Park & Leisure Centre

A safe place to play and cool off!
COMPLETED November 2017
FABRIC TYPE Shadetec 320 – Ocean Blue

The contract

Shade Systems were thrilled to be involved in the new splash pad project at Lloyds Elsmore Park, Auckland. The new water playpark was opened to the public late November 2017.

Following a tender process, our design and build proposal were accepted. HEB Construction engaged Shade Systems as a subcontractor.

HEB Construction approached Shade Systems in April 2017, to give advice on a shade system design for the proposed shaded area. We worked through a number of custom shade design options. Ultimately, they accepted our recommendation for two large Hypar Shade Sails. The system was aesthetically pleasing for the client (Auckland Council), while also designed in a manner to ensure the longevity of the shade sail itself. The splash pad at Lloyds Elsmore Park has an array of features. It includes mist sprayers, water fountains of various heights, and a shaded seating area designed to provide the public with a safe and fun water play area.


The first stage of the project, which was pole installation, took place late October. Each sail was manufactured to fit exactly. Subsequently, they were erected mid-November as part of the final stage in the overall construction.

Shade Systems stands by the importance of the Hypar Shade Sail design. In order to ensure a strong shade sail that keeps its tension and doesn’t move in the wind, it requires a certain degree of twist to create shape. Having alternating high and low corners, to twist the sail fabric increases the strength of the structure. Known as a ‘Hypar’, this shape increases tension in the shade, reduces flapping in the wind, and improves overall longevity.

Ultimately, the Lloyds Elsmore Park with its splash pad has been a major win for Auckland families, offering children a safe and active way to have fun this summer!

Shade Systems can provide shading solutions for your project. Contact us today to discuss your options.

Gallery of Project

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