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 under construction

Construction on the Coopers' Park dog off-leash area (OLA) renewal will start around mid-April and continue through the summer.

The new OLA will be fenced and have:

  • A small and shy dog enclosure
  • Durable materials for year round use
  • Accessible pathways and seating
  • A dog washing station
  • Water play features for dogs to enjoy


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

  • Spring 2024

    Construction of the Coopers Park off-leash area renewal begins

  • We are here
  • Fall 2024

    Construction completed

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Jack Tupper