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nature map pdfBoth Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offer a plethora of activities through city parks and recreation departments. A variety of indoor and outdoor facilities will keep you busy – indoor pools, tennis courts, fishing piers, playground equipment, hiking trails and even a dog park for pet-friendly vacations. Both cities also present various activities, including free concerts. Peruse the directory for additional information on area facilities and amenities.

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Gulf Shores Dog Park

308 Clubhouse Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
City park fenced for large and small dogs Open daylight hours only.
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Gulf Shores Kids Park

2008 West 3rd Street
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1420
Open daily and closing at dusk, this kid’s park was designed by the children of Pleasure Island and custom-built by over 1,500 volunteers in less than six days.
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Gulf Shores Wetlands Nature Park

19025 Oak Rd. W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1420
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The entrance to this walking / hiking park is located at the base of the water tower at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex. This loop gravel path around a fishing pond, compete with benches, gazebos, and a fishing pier.
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Gulf State Park

20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-7275
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This Gulf Coast gem boasts 6,500 acres of land with 2 1/2 miles of beach, three fresh water lakes, scenic nature trail, beach pavilion, picnic area, campground, cabins, cottages and golf course.
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Edward H Carroll Sr Kids Park

26425 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Open to the public year-round. This beautiful family park is located on scenic Wolf Bay. Amenities include a 400’ fishing pier with covered pavilions and seating, picnic shelters with grills, restrooms, paved walking path and parking. Lighted Kids Park with slides, swings and climbing areas. Perfect photograph opportunity with Wolf Bay as a backdrop.
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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

12295 State Hwy.180 W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 540-7720
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The Refuge is open year-round for hiking, fishing, wildlife observation and photography. Discover some of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal habitat. Office hours: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., M-F.
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Wade Ward Nature Park

500 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1420
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From its elevated boardwalk, you may enjoy beautiful views of the wetlands that connect Little Lagoon and Lake Shelby. Wildlife such otters, pelicans, and the occasional alligator can be seen in its shallow water.
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Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

11300 Hwy. 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 928-9792
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This public research and education facility includes an interpretive center with indoor displays, live animals and forested boardwalk nature trails. The boardwalk trails are within 6,600 acres of protected estuarine habitats.
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The Dog Pond

20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-7275
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Hours are from 8:00am to sunset. The Dog Pond at Lake Shelby will be working on adding improvements to include fencing, trees, seating, waste bag stations, etc. in the next few months, but the dog park will remain open during this time. The dog park is located on the West end of the parking lot, under the Gulf Adventure Center on Lake Shelby.
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Skateboard Park

348 W 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 32542
Tackle the pyramid with a grind bench or head for the slanted manual pad. Be sure to bring a helmet (or rent one) and an adult to sign a waiver.
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