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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Parks

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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Wade Ward Nature Park

500 Gulf Shores Parkway
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-1420
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This 12 acre park is located in the heart of Gulf Shores featuring a pavilion, benches and scenic boardwalks overlooking coastal salt marshes.

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Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

11300 US 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 trails 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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Sims Park/Skate Park

348 W 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-968-1420

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.

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Skateboard Park

348 W 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 

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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Orange Beach Waterfront Park

26425 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Located on beautiful Wolf Bay, this park includes a fishing pier, picnic shelters with grills, paved walking paths, and a lighted kid’s park. Pets must be on a leash and cleaned up after.

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Meyer Park

400 East 22nd Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

This 12-acre park is located within the heart of downtown Gulf Shores and features picnic shelters and tables, playground equipment, a baseball diamond, and horseshoe pits.

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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail

4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-1063
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Six trails among seven distinct ecosystems make up more than 13.5 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex through Orange Beach, Alabama and the Gulf State Park. Locals and visitors can enjoy even more areas for biking, jogging, walking, skating, rock climbing, wildlife watching, plant and tree identification, photography and connecting to nature.

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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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