Confederation Beach Park

Confederation Beach Park is located at 680 Van Wagners Beach Road, next to the Hamilton Harbour industrial area. The 93 hectare (228 acre) linear waterfront park is located on Lake Ontario between the Queen Elizabeth Way and Lake Ontario. The City of Hamilton owns Confederation Park.  The Hamilton Conservation Authority manages the park through a management agreement.

Background

Since opening in the early 1960s, Confederation Beach Park has become an important recreation and tourism destination in Hamilton. The 8 km Hamilton Beach Trail is part of the provincial Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail system extending from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Quebec. The Park's proximity to the QEW and the large population in the Golden Horseshoe give it potential for tourism and increased use. The park has quality recreational and dining facilities including:

  • Wild Waterworks
  • Barangas on the Beach
  • Lakeland Centre and Pool
  • OBHL ball hockey
  • Adventure Village
  • Hutch’s on the Beach
  • ​Sandbox Sports (volleyball)
  • The Lakeview (wedding facility)
  • Lakeland Kartway
  • Shipwreck-themed playground

Progress

  • August 2017: Constructed of three new secondary gateway markers
  • January 2017: Phase 1 wayfinding and signage program complete (vehicular wayfinding, pedestrian wayfinding along the Beach Trail, zone markers, and regulatory signs)
  • January 2016: Council approved name change to "Confederation Beach Park"
  • August 2015: Constructed Stoney Creek Pond Trail and Observation Deck - entrance access from North Service Road
  • June 2015: Design concepts for gateways, branding and wayfinding completed based on stakeholder consultation including: Hamilton Conservation Authority staff, Ward 5 and 10 Councillors, Business partners and tenants, user groups and city staff 

Confederation Beach Master Plan 2017 Render
2017 Confederation Beach Master Plan Render

Sports park development


  • The sports park will be located in the former camp grounds
  • Late 2017: General site demolition and removals
  • Detailed design for phase one sports park to include:
    • Full cricket field
    • 12 pickle ball courts
    • Renovation of former gatehouse building into washrooms
    • Gravel parking lot
  • Early 2018: Tender for phase one construction

Next steps:

  • Develop Terms of Reference to hire a consulting team to create a functional design.

Documents

Contact us

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

Hin Tat Lam
Landscape Architect
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4621
Email: ht.lam@hamilton.ca