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New sports complex planned for Confederation Beach Park

Hamilton city officials have announced plans to build a new sports complex at Confederation Beach Park.

The creation of a new sporting facility comes as part of the city’s plan to enhance the currently under-utilized beachfront land.

Construction of the sports complex will be completed in two stages, with the first stage being the most extensive.

Being built at the east end of the park, the first stage will include 12 pickleball courts, a cricket field, a multi-purpose field, a driveway, and paving of approximately half of the planned parking lot. The sports facility will replace the park’s now defunct campground.

The first stage of the project will cost approximately $3.5 million.

The second stage of the project will include the construction of a new field house, parks maintenance building, gatehouse, and a natural-themed play area. Additional trails and walkways have also been considered.

No budget has been set for the second stage, as the city is still sorting out details.

City officials plan to have the project’s contractor on site by mid-Spring, with hopes of the facility being built and ready to use by May 2020.

What do you think about this new sports complex? What else would you like to see at Confederation Beach Park? Let us know in the comments.

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