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
We will be seeking public feedback on design options for the off-leash area in spring 2021.
What's happeningTake a look at the dog off-leash area design options
Here is our progress and planned steps.
Public engagement 1: recreation options
Summer 2018 - spring 2019
Public engagement 2: Pacific Northwest themed new fitness area and playground renewal
Public engagement 3: dog off-leash renewal
We are here
All proposed improvements presented to Vancouver Park Board for decision
To be determined