The City is planning improvements to Confederation Park as part of a state-of-good-repair project to upgrade the existing playground, revitalize the basketball courts and add new accessible seating and pathway options.
This timeline is subject to change.
Confederation Park is a 9.6-hectare park at Markham and Ellesmere Road. The City is upgrading the existing playground with new equipment, revitalizing the basketball courts and adding new accessible seating options. A final design for the park and playground has been developed. Visit the Project Updates section for a description of the final design.
A construction contract has been awarded to a successful bidder. Construction work is anticipated to start in Spring 2021.
The results of the online survey conducted in September 2020 led to the selection and refinement of the final design concept for the Confederation Park improvements.
The final design includes a new outdoor adult fitness area, an enhanced playground for children ages 2-14 and three upgraded basketball courts. Additional seating options will be added to the area surrounding the playground and basketball courts. New basketball hoops and backboards are included in the improvements.
The final design for the playground will include:
The final design for the outdoor fitness area will include:
The City conducted an online survey to gather feedback from the community on the proposed improvements to the Confederation Park playground, fitness area and basketball court. The survey was available to complete from August 9 to September 13, 2020.
There were two design options for the playground and optional fitness area improvements and two options for the basketball court improvements.
Option 1 playground includes:
Option 2 key features:
Option 2 playground area includes:
Option 2 fitness area includes:
In both options, the playground and fitness equipment will be on a woodchip-like surface (called “Engineered Wood Fibre”). This surface improves access to play equipment for kids’ youth and adults of all abilities. All playground and fitness equipment options are accessible.
There are two different options for the basketball area improvements:
Option 1 basketball area includes:
Option 2 basketball area includes three new asphalt basketball courts.
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