Commissioners Open Dog Park in Cooper River Park

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On Thursday, the Board of Commissioners joined elected officials, the county Parks Department and Cherry Hill residents for the grand opening of a new dog park in Cooper River Park. The new park is part of Parks Alive 2025, a $100 million plan to revitalize the county’s 24 parks, conservation areas and waterways.


“We are thrilled to open this dog park as it was a highly anticipated project from our residents,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Parks Department. “We used community feedback to guide us through this process and we think this new space will please everyone so please, bring your furry friends out to the new Cooper River Dog Park.” 


The parks department invested $775,000 into the renovation and construction broke ground last fall.


Work consisted of:

  • Demolition of existing dog park, concrete walkways, and portions of asphalt pavement parking area, asphalt walkways, and wooded areas
  • Construction of a new dog park complete with separate fenced areas for small dogs, large dogs, and agility equipment and a pavilion, benches, and picnic tables for spectator viewing
  • Construction of new parking lot improvements including a new stone entrance, concrete ADA parking spaces, and portions of new concrete curbing.
  • Construction of new concrete sidewalks providing direct connections to the dog park entrance and view area, existing asphalt walk, and parking area.
  • Installation of new regulatory and warning signs.
  • Topsoil and seeding/sodding and irrigation.