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David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center
The David L. Bodenhamer Center is a membership based community center that receives over 350,000 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.
Hours of Operation
Fitness Center Hours
Monday - Friday: 5:30am-8pm
Aquatic Center Hours
Visit our Aquatic Center page for more details.
Facility Amenities Include:
- ADA accessible
- AquaClimb ® wall in pool
- Floor and water aerobics classes
- Full service fitness room including free weights
- Game area
- Indoor heated pool with lap lanes
- Indoor walking/jogging track
- Men's/Women's and Boy's/Girl's locker rooms
- Outdoor children's wading pool
- Racquetball courts (2)
- Regulation size gymnasium
- Coast Cycling
- Tennis Center
- 6 - Soft courts
- 12 - Hard courts
We offer a variety of membership options for residents and non-residents. Click here for more information about membership rates.
Bodenhamer Indoor Pool:
The Gulf Shores Swim Team and Aquatic Programs offers a variety of instructional classes including water aerobics, lifeguard certification, group and private lessons and more. Click here for more information.
Pool Party Rentals
Pool Rentals are coordinated through the Aquatics Coordinator, Brook Hopkins, and our team of lifeguards. For information, please call 251-968-1427 or email email@example.com.
Water Aerobic ClassesRec Pass and Splash Pass members can enjoy an array of water aerobics classes at no additional charge. Click here to view the full schedule.
Private LessonsWe offer private swim lessons open to all ages & skill levels. Certified instructors and flexible schedule are available. The cost is $30 per 30 minute session. Swim lesson punch passes are now available for $100 (4 lessons) and $160 (8 lessons). To schedule, please contact the lifeguard office at 251-968-9819.
Gulf Shores Swim TeamThe Gulf Shores Recreation Division offers a year-round swim program for South Baldwin County youth ages 4 to 18 years old. To find out more information or sign up for the Gulf Shores Swim Team, please contact Aquatic Coordinator Brook Hopkins at 251-968-1427.
Group Fitness Classes:
A variety of classes are available at the David L. Bodenhamer Center including Zumba, Water arthritis, Yoga and Pilates. Drop-In Floor classes are included with RecPass and FitPass memberships. Drop-In Pool classes are included with RecPass and SplashPass memberships. To provide the safest environment possible, the maximum class size is 30 participants. Entry is monitored by the instructor and is on a first come, first serve basis.
To see a full schedule of the fitness classes we offer at our recreation and fitness centers, please click here. Child care is not available.
To get information about our online registration system and sign up for recreation programs, please click here.
If you are interested in reserving the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center gymnasium or pool for an event, please contact Nicole Ard, Recreation Manager, at 251-968-1424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Front Desk:
Phone: 251-968-1420 Address: 310 West 19th Ave, Gulf Shores 36542
Nicole ArdRecreation Division ManagerPhone: 251-968-1420
Molly MahtaniCustomer Service SupervisorPhone: 251-968-5061
Holly HowellFitness CoordinatorPhone: 251-968-4420
Brook HopkinsAquatics CoordinatorPhone: 251-968-1427