Both 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.
City park fenced for large and small dogs Open daylight hours only.
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.
Outdoor recreation fishing ponds, nature trails, benches and two lighted gazebos.
This Gulf Coast gem boasts 6,500 acres of land with 2.5 miles of beach, three fresh water lakes, a nationally recognized scenic nature trail, a beach pavilion, picnic area, campground, cabins/cottages, & golf course.
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.
The Refuge is open year-round during daylight hours for hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, and photography. Discover some of Alabama's last remaining undisturbed coastal habitat. Office hours: 7:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.
This 12 acre park is located in the heart of Gulf Shores featuring a pavilion, benches and scenic boardwalks overlooking coastal salt marshes.
This public research and education facility includes an interpretive center with indoor displays, live animals, and forested boardwalk trails within 6,600 acres of protected estuarine habitats.
As the largest City of Gulf Shores Park, it features a fully equipped fitness center, tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, and an outdoor pavilion.
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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