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 improvements and basketball court revitalization. The playground improvement options also include options for the addition of a fitness area. Both options address the current surface drainage issues.

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Option 1

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Enlarge Option 1 Layout.

Option 1 includes the following key features for the playground:

  • A traditional play structure with:
    • A saddle seat spinner
    • Sensory play panels
    • A stand-up seesaw
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • Three swings for ages 2 to 5
    • Two swings for ages 5 to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • Wood fibre safety surfacing
  • An accessible ramp
  • Accessible seating and picnic tables
  • New asphalt pathway connections
  • New plantings
  • A small outdoor fitness area with parallel bars, push-up and pull up bars

Option 1 includes the following key features for the basketball court:

  • Two new asphalt basketball courts and goals
  • A triple hoop game
  • A trio-multiple basketball hoop
  • Backless benches for seating

Option 2

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Enlarge Option 2 Layout.

Option 2 includes the following key features for the playground:

  • A junior play structure with:
    • A small slide
    • A pod climber
  • A separate swing structure with:
    • Two swings for ages 2 to 5
    • One swing for ages 5 to 12
    • One accessible swing
  • Wood fibre safety surfacing
  • An accessible ramp
  • Accessible seating and picnic tables
  • New asphalt pathway connections
  • New plantings
  • New obstacle course style outdoor fitness equipment including a cargo net and bamboo forest

Option 2 includes the following key features for the basketball court:

  • Three new asphalt basketball courts and goals
  • Backless benches for seating

The City will be conducting an Online Survey and Park Pop-Up event in August 2020 to present the concept options and gather feedback from the community on the overall design and layout. Information will be posted on this page when the details are confirmed.