Cooper Park

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COVID-19 safety

Our beaches, harbourside pools and parks are open.

To provide increased evening exercise opportunities for our residents, sports lighting is currently activated from 6.45pm - 8.30pm Monday to Friday at all of our sportsgrounds: Andrew Petrie Oval and Woollahra Oval 2 and 3 (Woollahra), Christison Park (Vaucluse), Trumper Oval (Paddington) and Lyne Park (Rose Bay).

Please maintain good hygiene and social distancing when using our fitness equipment and playgrounds. Masks are no longer required in outdoor settings.

For updates on outdoor gathering restrictions, visit NSW Health.

Our staff and security personnel will be monitoring crowds at the Woollahra Council beaches and parks. If these locations reach full capacity to the extent where social distancing requirements cannot be met, we will need to stop public entry until people leave the location and more space becomes available. Check our social media and VMS boards in our popular recreational locations for updates.

We hope you enjoy our outdoor places and spaces.

  • Cooper Park - picnic hut
  • Cooper Park - picnic benches
  • Cooper Park - vegetation and stairs

Cooper Park is a large bushland reserve with many walking tracks and recreational facilities available.

Getting here

36 Suttie Road, Double Bay

  • Car parking and vehicle access from Bunna Place (off Suttie Road)
  • Multiple pedestrian access points available (see Park layout below)

Facilities

  • Playground
  • Picnic area
  • Tennis courts Ph: 9389 3100 (owned by Council and leased to an external operator)
  • Kiosk
  • Cricket pitch and practice nets
  • Playing field
  • Toilets
  • Public phone
  • Walking paths

Dogs

Dogs are permitted on a leash at all times with the exception of the turfed sports ground adjacent to Suttie Road where dogs are permitted off leash between 4:30pm and 8:30am.

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilet next to the tennis courts cafe

History

Cooper Park's worth as a recreation area was recognised as far back as 1885 when the Government was asked to purchase land from the Cooper Estate for recreational purposes. It was not until 1913 that Sir William Cooper agreed to give the whole of the gully from Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill to Manning Road, Double Bay to the Council as a park. Subsequent additions over the years have brought the Park up to its present area of 38 acres (15 ha.)

The creek running though the Park is largely natural and follows the line of a volcanic dyke of Jurassic age while the hillsides support a wide variety of native trees and shrubs. Development over the years included extensive walking tracks/paths, with shelter sheds built and picnic areas laid out.

Park layout