Take an online survey to help inform the Confederation Park upgrades. The online survey is open until Sunday, September 13, 2020, at midnight.

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.

Project Timeline

  • Summer to Fall 2020: Design and public consultation
  • Spring/Summer 2020: Construction

This timeline is subject to change.

Confederation Park is a 9.6-hectare park at Markham and Ellesmere Road. The City is proposing to upgrade the existing playground with new equipment, revitalize the basketball courts and add new accessible seating options.

A composite image, with a detailed site plan overlayed with three photos showing different areas of the park.
Overview of the current conditions of Confederation Park.

Design Options

There are two design options for the playground and optional fitness area improvements and two options for the basketball court improvements.

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Option 1

Aerial of Option 1 is a drawing that shows a large circular playground area on the south , with a smaller outdoor fitness area, 2 picnic benches, and a standard bench to the north. The playground, fitness area, and picnic area are all accessible with asphalt paving. Option 1 Key Features:

  • A large playground area complete with new playground equipment for ages 2 to 14, and swings for ages 2 to 14.
  • A small outdoor fitness area with new outdoor fitness equipment.
  • New asphalt pathways and repaving of the curved section of the existing asphalt pathway.
  • A new paved seating area with benches and picnic tables.
  • Planting of a few new trees for shade.
  • Improved stormwater management, to address water pooling and drainage issues.

This shows playground equipment option 1, which is for a large age group of users.

Option 1 playground includes:

  • Junior play structure (ages 2-5)
  • Senior play structure (ages 5-14)
  • Spring Toy
  • Stand-up spinner
  • Stand up seesaw
  • Seat spinner
  • Sensory play panels
  • Swing set with 6 swings (2 belt seats, 3 tot seats, and 1 inclusive seat)

This shows fitness equipment option 1, which is traditional in nature. Option 1 fitness area includes:

  • Parallel Bars
  • Push-up Bars
  • Pull-up Bars
  • Long Bench

Option 2

Aerial of Option 2 shows a junior playground area and swing set east of an outdoor fitness area and three picnic tables. There is a bench on the east side of the playground. The playground area is surrounded by asphalt paving and the playground, outdoor fitness area and picnic area are all made accessible by this paving.

Option 2 key features:

  • A new playground area complete with junior play equipment for ages 2 to 5, and swings for ages 2 to 14.
  • An outdoor fitness area with obstacle course style of outdoor fitness equipment.
  • New asphalt pathways and repaving of the curved section of the existing asphalt pathway.
  • A new paved seating area with benches and picnic tables.
  • Improved stormwater management, to address water pooling and drainage issues.

This shows playground equipment option 2, which is for a younger user group.

Option 2 playground area includes:

  • Junior play structure (ages 2 to 5)
  • Swing set with 4 swing seats (1 belt seats, 2 tot seats, and 1 inclusive seat)

This shows fitness equipment option 2, which is climbable and adventurous in nature.

Option 2 fitness area includes:

  • Cargo Net
  • Bamboo Forest

Comparing Option 1 and Option 2

In both options, 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.

The differences between Option 1 and Option 2 include:

  • Playground:
    • The Option 1 playground contains larger equipment and is for ages 2 to 14.
    • The Option 2 playground contains smaller equipment and is for ages 2 to 5.
  • Fitness Area:
    • The Option 1 fitness area includes traditional fitness equipment.
    • The Option 2 fitness area includes “obstacle course” style fitness equipment.
  • Trees:
    • Option 1 includes the planting of a few new trees.
    • Option 2 does not include any new plantings.
  • Layout:
    • In Option 1 the playground is slightly south of the new seating area and fitness area
    • In Option 2 the playground is west of the new seating area and fitness area

Basketball Area Options

There are two different options for the basketball area improvements:

Shows basketball area option 1 which includes Two new asphalt basketball courts, a Triple Hoop Game, and a Trio Multiple Basketball Hoop

Option 1 basketball area includes:

  • Two new asphalt basketball courts
  • Triple Hoop Game
  • Trio Multiple Basketball Hoop

Shows basketball area option 2 which includes three new asphalt basketball courts

Option 2 basketball area includes three new asphalt basketball courts.

August to September 2020

Online Survey

Fill out the online survey to share your feedback and inform the Confederation Park playground, fitness area, and basketball court improvements. The survey will be available until Sunday, September 13, 2020, at midnight.