The park didn't have any shade over the play equipment and the equipment is made of metal so in the summer months it's probably going to get pretty hot. There were two swings but no toddler swings. A small picnic pavilion is located nearby the playground and offers shade and a nice place to eat a snack. The park also has a basketball and tennis court. When we were there they had a porta potty that was set up in the shade.
Ellis L. Barron is a cute neighborhood park so if you live nearby you should check it out!