Illustration of Coopers Park

Coopers' Park renewal

In 2018 and 2019, the Park Board held two public engagement events on opportunities to improve the amenities in Coopers’ Park under the Cambie Bridge. Based on public feedback, we developed plans for a unique, Pacific Northwest themed fitness area to support parkour and calisthenics.

We also shared plans for a complete renewal of the existing playground. Improving amenities under the bridge provides cover from the weather and the possibility for year-round use in a uniquely urban environment.

In addition to the fitness area and playground, we're now including:

  • A full renewal of the existing dog off-leash area (following design guidelines from the People, Parks and Dogs Strategy)
  • A new washroom (as prioritized through the Parks Washroom Strategy)
  • A drinking fountain
  • Safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists in this busy area

What's happeningDog off-leash area design options feedback

We received public feedback on design options for the dog off-leash area in spring 2021.The revised concept plan and public consultation summary are now available. 

 Review feedback


Here is our progress and planned steps.

  • Spring 2018

    Public engagement 1: recreation options

  • Summer 2018 - Spring 2019

    Conceptual development

  • Summer 2019

    Public engagement 2: Pacific Northwest themed new fitness area and playground renewal

  • Spring 2021

    Public engagement 3: dog off-leash renewal

  • Summer 2021

    All proposed improvements approved by Vancouver Park Board

  • We are here
  • Winter 2023

    Phased construction of park improvements to begin with off-leash dog area and playground then fitness area

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