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David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center

Admission Fee

Memberships and Daily Passes Are Available


Water Aerobics Classes

Non Resident Rate Sheet - Effective 11-1-2017

Resident Rate Sheet - Effective 11-1-2017

Definitions + Policies

The David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center is a membership based community center that receives over 200,000 visits annually. The beautifully designed facility is home to the City of Gulf Shores Recreation Division offices and is the hub for all recreational athletic and program registrations. The center offers a wide variety of recreational activities including:
  • ADA accessible
  • AquaClimb ® wall
  • Complimentary fitness towel service
  • Floor and water aerobics classes
  • Full service fitness room
  • Game area
  • Indoor heated pool with lap lanes
  • Indoor walking track
  • Men's and Women's dry sauna
  • Men's/Women's and boy's/girl's locker rooms
  • Outdoor wading pool
  • Racquetball courts
  • Regulation size gymnasium
  • Tennis


The David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center offers a variety of membership options available for singles, families, and seniors. Whether you are looking for family fun for a day or a membership for the year, our daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual options have your covered. For more information, view our membership rate sheet.  Our membership rates will be changing effective November 1, 2017.  For more information, view our resident and non-resident future rate sheets.  

Fitness Programs & Classes

We provide year-round fitness programs and classes suited to fit your specific fitness needs.
Available classes include a variety of Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, combo step and more.
Click here for more information about our fitness programs and current floor class schedule and class descriptions.

RSVP Fitness Classes
We now offer reservation only fitness classes at our north location at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center.  Available classes include Yoga, Barre, TRX, Virtual Fitness and Indoor Cycling.  
Click here for more information about our RSVP fitness classes, reservations and policies.

Aquatic Programs & Classes

We offer a variety of instructional classes including water aerobics, lifeguard certification, group lessons and more. We pride ourselves in our comprehensive programming that allows us to provide everyone an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to national competitor.
Click here for more information about our pool hours for open and lap swimming, programs and more.

Adult and Youth Athletics

Our athletic program has a variety of youth and adult sport programs to choose from throughout the year, in addition to many sport-specific youth camps during the summer in conjunction with Gulf Shores High School.
Click here for more information about our athletic programs.

George C. Meyer Tennis Center

Our beautifully designed complex features a pro-shop, 12 hard courts, 6 soft courts and an indoor clubhouse. 
Click here for more information about our tennis center hours, lessons and rentals.

Online Registration and Payments

Click here to register for available programs and athletics.

Rental Opportunities

If you are interested in reserving the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center gymnasium or pool for an event, contact Nicole Ard, Recreation Manager at 251-968-1424.

Check out the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center calendar of upcoming events.

Enjoy a virtual tour of our facility.


  1. Adult and Youth Athletics

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  2. Bodenhamer Center - Fitness and Aerobics

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  3. Bodenhamer Center - Gymnasium

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  4. Bodenhamer Center - Pool and Aquatic Programs

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