Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

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.

15 listings found.

Wade Ward Nature Park

500 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
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 as 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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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 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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Orange Beach Dog Park

27920 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Double gated entry to 3/4 acre shaded area, separate fencing for small and large dogs. Benches and water for the dog. Parking at Sportsman Marina's Dry Storage.
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Orange Beach Waterfront Park

26425 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-6039
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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 Ave.
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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Gulf State Park’s Hugh S. Branyon Back Country Trail Complex consists of 15 trails among six distinct ecosystems that make up more than 25 miles of paved trails within the 6180 acres of land inside the park and connects both of the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
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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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* All information contained in our database is supplied by the individual businesses to the AGCCVB for inclusion on our web site and in printed materials.
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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.

15 listings found.

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 Jeff Friend Trail at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge will be CLOSED from the end of August/beginning of September until the spring of 2018. Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge continually strives to improve their visitors’ experiences. In order to continue this effort, the Jeff Friend Trail will undergo construction at the end of August/beginning of September through the spring of 2018. During this time frame, the trail will add an improved boardwalk and become ADA accessible. Although this trail will be closed, the Pine Beach Trail, Gator Lake Trail, and Centennial Trail will remain open. We appreciate your patience and look forward to everyone enjoying the renovations! 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 are M-F. 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Wade Ward Nature Park

500 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 968-1420
Email
 • 
Website
From its elevated boardwalk, you may enjoy beautiful views of the wetlands that connect Little Lagoon and Lake Shelby. Wildlife such as otters, pelicans, and the occasional alligator can be seen in its shallow water.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

11300 Hwy. 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 928-9792
Email
 • 
Website
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.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

The Dog Pond

20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
(251) 948-7275
Website
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.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

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.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

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.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Orange Beach Dog Park

27920 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
Double gated entry to 3/4 acre shaded area, separate fencing for small and large dogs. Benches and water for the dog. Parking at Sportsman Marina's Dry Storage.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Orange Beach Waterfront Park

26425 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
(251) 981-6039
Website
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.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

Meyer Park

400 East 22nd Ave.
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.
Map & Directions
Locations Map

* All information contained in our database is supplied by the individual businesses to the AGCCVB for inclusion on our web site and in printed materials.
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