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.

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
12295 State Hwy.180 W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
500 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
11300 Hwy. 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
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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. More Info More Info
The Dog Pond
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
348 W 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
348 W 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 32542
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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. More Info More Info
Orange Beach Dog Park
27920 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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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. More Info More Info
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
26425 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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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. More Info More Info
400 East 22nd Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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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. More Info More Info

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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.
500 Gulf Shores Pkwy.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
11300 Hwy. 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
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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. More Info More Info
The Dog Pond
20115 State Hwy. 135
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
348 W 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
348 W 19th Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 32542
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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. More Info More Info
Orange Beach Dog Park
27920 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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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. More Info More Info
Orange Beach Waterfront Park
26425 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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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. More Info More Info
400 East 22nd Ave.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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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. More Info More Info
Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail
4009 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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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. More Info More Info
Gulf Shores Dog Park
308 Clubhouse Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Open seven days a week during daylight hours, the City of Gulf Shores’ Dog Park features a large fenced in green space to accommodate both small and large dogs. Water for pets is provided. Admission is free. Rules and regulations include:

  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up and properly disposing of waste
  • Dogs must be on a leash until inside the park
  • Limit 3 dogs per person
  • Dogs must be vaccinated

For a full list of rules, visit the City of Gulf Shores’ website, http://www.gulfshoresal.gov/.

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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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