Southam Park Master Plan

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The City of Hamilton has identified Southam Park to be in need of a Master Plan, to ensure its complete integration with the nearby upgrades to the Claremont Access, including the Keddy Access Multi-use trail.

This “Master Plan” process will help the City of Hamilton assess Southam Park’s existing conditions, and to identify opportunities for short-term park improvements as well as its longer-term management.

Public Consultation will be an integral component of the Master Plan Process. This consultation will include collecting information and opinions from the public at various stages of the Master Plan process. Stay tuned for more details.

collage image of elements of Southam Park over the years

The City of Hamilton has identified Southam Park to be in need of a Master Plan, to ensure its complete integration with the nearby upgrades to the Claremont Access, including the Keddy Access Multi-use trail.

This “Master Plan” process will help the City of Hamilton assess Southam Park’s existing conditions, and to identify opportunities for short-term park improvements as well as its longer-term management.

Public Consultation will be an integral component of the Master Plan Process. This consultation will include collecting information and opinions from the public at various stages of the Master Plan process. Stay tuned for more details.

collage image of elements of Southam Park over the years

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    Design Concepts 1 & 2 (PDF, 5.6 MB)

    Design Concepts Summary

    Both conceptual design options include:

    Cycling & trail user amenities, including drinking fountain and bike repair station

    Enhanced placement of existing Southam Park fountain, named for Major Gordon Southam

    Café seating along stone structure, with new concrete paving

    Creative play features

    Paved asphalt desire path

    Widening existing sidewalk

    Formal & informal path seating

    Pollinator-friendly native planting (salt-hardy species)

    Preserved open space

    Enhanced city/lake views through invasive removal

    Preserved mature park canopy & proposed tree planting

    Lighting & safety enhancements.

     

    Option 2 also includes

    SOBI Bike share station

    Central shade structure and small plaza

    Expanded creative play areas

    Additional seating and bike parking

    Concrete pathway paving instead of asphalt. 

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