Toxic blue-green algae has been confirmed at Pier 4 Beach in Hamilton Harbour.  Do not come into contact with the water. City of Hamilton conducting clean up along parts of the Hamilton Harbour shoreline.

Improving our Parks

Central Park

Central Park is an existing park located at 171 Bay Street North, Ward 2 and falls within the central neighbourhood. It is a neighbourhood park 3.25 hectares in size. Local residents can easily walk or bike to this park. Neighbourhood Parks generally have a mix of passive areas, sports facilities, informal and formal play areas, and may include natural areas.

In 2014, the Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study identified Central Park for redevelopment. The study aligns with the West Harbour Secondary Plan to establish a comprehensive land use plan for the West Harbour area.

Existing Conditions Map


Central Park offers a variety of activities for all ages.

Existing amenities include:

  • accessible play structure
  • ball diamond
  • tennis courts
  • multi-purpose court
  • spray pad
  • shelter
  • asphalt pathways
  • benches
  • SoBi Hub located at Bay Street North entrance

Proposed amenities include:

  • informal soccer field for juniors
  • multi-use court (basketball and ball hockey)
  • benches
  • walkways
  • sun shelter
  • splash pad
  • open lawn
  • sobi bike hub
  • junior and senior play structures
  • adult fitness equipment
  • tree planting
  • dog park*
  • community garden*

*note: dependent on community interest and volunteers


  • Construction works for underground servicing contract - Summer of 2020
  • Public Information Centre to Discuss Phase 1 Functional Plan - April 10, 2018
  • Functional Park design, Phase 1 - 2017
  • Park Master Plan - July 2016
  • Public Information Centre - Thursday, January 28, 2016
  • ​Public Information Centre - Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • Public Meeting - Thursday, September 24, 2015


July 2019 - Reponse to Online Survey Submitted by Residents
The City received a survey created by residents in June 2019. To clarify the new works and the decision making process, we created a survey reponse to residents, including survey questions and results. Response to Residents Survey (PDF, 1 MB)

April 2018 - Public Consultation Session Feedback Form
Resident questions from the Session were collected and answers by the City are provided.
Public Consultation Feedback Form (PDF, 128 KB)

April 2018 - Functional Plan
Phase 1 Plan developed to guide the Phase 1 detail design drawings and future construction.
Phase 1 Central Park Functional Plan (PDF, 1.75 MB)

January 2016 - Master Plan and Phase 1 Drawing
Conceptual plans developed for the entire study area. Updates to plan will be posted on this project page. 
Central Park Master Plan (PDF, 4 MB)
Central Park Master Plan Drawing Phase 1 (PDF, 704 KB)

October 2015 - Existing Conditions Plan (PDF, 1.85 MB)

May 2014 - Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study
The study establishes a future vision for the Barton-Tiffany area to guide development and identify redevelopment opportunities, including Central Park. Central Park Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study (PDF, 3.37 MB)

Contact us

If you have any questions or wish to submit a comment, contact:

Ed English
Senior Project Manaer, Waterfront Development
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext 5461
Email: [email protected]