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 community engagement
  • Spring/Summer 2021: Construction

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 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.

January 2021

Construction Contract Awarded

A construction contract has been awarded to a successful bidder. Construction work is anticipated to start in Spring 2021.

October 2020

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.

Final Concept Plan

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 equipment concept for the improvements to Confederation Park includes a playground with junior and senior play equipment, sensory play panels, a spring toy and stand up seesaw and spinner. The outdoor fitness area will include a large bench, pull-up bars, push-up bars and parallel bars.

The final design for the playground will include:

  • A junior play structure with a double slide (ages two to five)
  • A senior play structure (ages five to 14)
  • Sensory panels
  • Seat spinner
  • Spring toy
  • Stand-up seesaw
  • Stand-up spinner
  • Three swing sets with:
    • Two belt swings
    • Three junior swings
    • One accessible swing

The final design for the outdoor fitness area will include:

  • A large bench
  • Pull-up bars
  • Push-up bars
  • Parallel bars

September 2020

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

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 two to 14, and swings for ages two 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 two to five)
  • Senior play structure (ages five to 14)
  • Spring Toy
  • Stand-up spinner
  • Stand up seesaw
  • Seat spinner
  • Sensory play panels
  • Swing set with six swings (two belt seats, three tot seats, and one 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 two to five, and swings for ages two 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 two to five)
  • Swing set with four swing seats (one belt seats, two tot seats, and one inclusive seat)

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

Option 2 fitness area includes:

  • Cargo Net
  • Bamboo Forest

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.

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.

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