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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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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: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., M-F.
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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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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
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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Seven trails among six distinct ecosystems make up more than 15 miles of the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail complex. The trail is located throughout Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and the Gulf State Park.
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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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