Ball’s been pitched for new sports complex at Confederation Beach Park

News Mar 25, 2019 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

City officials say a ball has been thrown for the new sports complex at Confederation Beach Park.

Landscape architectural services supervisor Lawrence Stasiuk said bidding is underway for the first phase of construction for the project.

“The tender was released on March 14 and will close on April 5,” he said.

The city is building the sports facility at the east end of the park on the former campground site.

The first stage will include the construction of a regulation-sized cricket field, multi-purpose field, 12 pickleball courts, a driveway and half of a planned parking lot.

The approximate cost of the work is $3.5 million.

Stasiuk said he believes the tender will be awarded quickly.

The hope is to get the successful contractor on site by the end of April, he said.

“We see that the components we’re scheduling to be finished by the end of November, but because of weather and other factors, there may be some smaller works that carry over to the spring,” Stasiuk said, adding the construction will not encumber public use of the trail along the waterfront. “The intent is that these facilities will be built and ready for use in May of 2020.”

To make way for the sports park, the central building on the old campground site was demolished in 2017.

Hydro and servicing lines were also removed.

Some trees were cleared as well.

Stasiuk said the city is sorting out the details for the second phase.

It’s an “expensive phase” and includes the construction of a new field house and parks maintenance building and yard, as well as the renovation of an existing gatehouse, he said.

Stasiuk said it also involves the development of a natural-themed play area, the rest of the slotted parking lot and additional trails and walkways.

The sports complex is part of a long-term, more than $40-million master plan to enhance the underutilized 93-hectare beachfront land.

The hope is to eventually include a central commercial village, improved trails and boardwalks, more trees, public art and other infrastructure improvements.

Ward 5 Coun. Chad Collins could not be reached for comments by press deadline.

He has called the sports facility “exciting” in the past and said sports groups, especially Hamilton cricket clubs, have been “anxious” to have the new pitch built at Confederation Beach Park.

Ball’s been pitched for new sports complex at Confederation Beach Park

Bidding in play for 1st phase of construction that includes cricket, multi-purpose fields, pickleball courts

News Mar 25, 2019 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

City officials say a ball has been thrown for the new sports complex at Confederation Beach Park.

Landscape architectural services supervisor Lawrence Stasiuk said bidding is underway for the first phase of construction for the project.

“The tender was released on March 14 and will close on April 5,” he said.

The city is building the sports facility at the east end of the park on the former campground site.

“The intent is that these facilities will be built and ready for use in May of 2020" — Lawrence Stasiuk

The first stage will include the construction of a regulation-sized cricket field, multi-purpose field, 12 pickleball courts, a driveway and half of a planned parking lot.

The approximate cost of the work is $3.5 million.

Stasiuk said he believes the tender will be awarded quickly.

The hope is to get the successful contractor on site by the end of April, he said.

“We see that the components we’re scheduling to be finished by the end of November, but because of weather and other factors, there may be some smaller works that carry over to the spring,” Stasiuk said, adding the construction will not encumber public use of the trail along the waterfront. “The intent is that these facilities will be built and ready for use in May of 2020.”

To make way for the sports park, the central building on the old campground site was demolished in 2017.

Hydro and servicing lines were also removed.

Some trees were cleared as well.

Stasiuk said the city is sorting out the details for the second phase.

It’s an “expensive phase” and includes the construction of a new field house and parks maintenance building and yard, as well as the renovation of an existing gatehouse, he said.

Stasiuk said it also involves the development of a natural-themed play area, the rest of the slotted parking lot and additional trails and walkways.

The sports complex is part of a long-term, more than $40-million master plan to enhance the underutilized 93-hectare beachfront land.

The hope is to eventually include a central commercial village, improved trails and boardwalks, more trees, public art and other infrastructure improvements.

Ward 5 Coun. Chad Collins could not be reached for comments by press deadline.

He has called the sports facility “exciting” in the past and said sports groups, especially Hamilton cricket clubs, have been “anxious” to have the new pitch built at Confederation Beach Park.

Ball’s been pitched for new sports complex at Confederation Beach Park

Bidding in play for 1st phase of construction that includes cricket, multi-purpose fields, pickleball courts

News Mar 25, 2019 by Laura Lennie Stoney Creek News

City officials say a ball has been thrown for the new sports complex at Confederation Beach Park.

Landscape architectural services supervisor Lawrence Stasiuk said bidding is underway for the first phase of construction for the project.

“The tender was released on March 14 and will close on April 5,” he said.

The city is building the sports facility at the east end of the park on the former campground site.

“The intent is that these facilities will be built and ready for use in May of 2020" — Lawrence Stasiuk

The first stage will include the construction of a regulation-sized cricket field, multi-purpose field, 12 pickleball courts, a driveway and half of a planned parking lot.

The approximate cost of the work is $3.5 million.

Stasiuk said he believes the tender will be awarded quickly.

The hope is to get the successful contractor on site by the end of April, he said.

“We see that the components we’re scheduling to be finished by the end of November, but because of weather and other factors, there may be some smaller works that carry over to the spring,” Stasiuk said, adding the construction will not encumber public use of the trail along the waterfront. “The intent is that these facilities will be built and ready for use in May of 2020.”

To make way for the sports park, the central building on the old campground site was demolished in 2017.

Hydro and servicing lines were also removed.

Some trees were cleared as well.

Stasiuk said the city is sorting out the details for the second phase.

It’s an “expensive phase” and includes the construction of a new field house and parks maintenance building and yard, as well as the renovation of an existing gatehouse, he said.

Stasiuk said it also involves the development of a natural-themed play area, the rest of the slotted parking lot and additional trails and walkways.

The sports complex is part of a long-term, more than $40-million master plan to enhance the underutilized 93-hectare beachfront land.

The hope is to eventually include a central commercial village, improved trails and boardwalks, more trees, public art and other infrastructure improvements.

Ward 5 Coun. Chad Collins could not be reached for comments by press deadline.

He has called the sports facility “exciting” in the past and said sports groups, especially Hamilton cricket clubs, have been “anxious” to have the new pitch built at Confederation Beach Park.