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Road Trip: Your Adventure Awaits!


TBA (Coming soon!)
The Gulf Shores Recreation Department invites you to join us for a Road Trip in our City shuttle. Spots are limited, so sign up as soon as possible! Click here for more information on City Road Trips. 

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Pickleball


Begins on August 12, 2021


Gulf Shores Recreation Department offers Pickleball to the community every Thursday and Friday during the months of August through May (excludes June/July) at the Cultural Center Gymnasium, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Click here for more information on Pickleball. 
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Safe Sitter Classes


2022 Dates TBA

Safe Sitter is a program that provides CPR/First Aid and child care training to teach young teens how to be better, safer babysitters. Children in grades 6th-8th are encouraged to register to take this class taught by our trained staff. Participants will receive a Safe Sitter completion card and a CPR Certification. Cost for this class is $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Registration is open and can be made online here. Space is limited. Click here for more information. 


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BINGO



Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for BINGO every Wednesday November -February at 10 a.m. at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West.  Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided. Click here for more information on BINGO. 
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Christmas Break Camp 


December 20-23 & December 27-30, 2021


The City of Gulf Shores hosts an annual Christmas Break Camp each year for local students. Children in grades K-5 are invited to come spend the week playing games and participating in indoor/outdoor activities. Registration will open November 1, 2021. Click here for more information on Christmas Break Camp.
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Daddy Daughter Dance


January 28 & January 29 2022
The City of Gulf Shores hosts two nights of the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center, located at 1930 West 2nd Street, during January. Dads are encouraged to take their daughter(s) out for a night of dancing, eating delicious food and making special memories together. Click here for more information on the Daddy Daughter Dance. 
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Author Series


Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25, Feb 1, Feb 8
The Gulf Shores Recreation Department, Gulf Shores Museum and Thomas B. Norton Public Library is teaming up to bring you the 2020 Author Series on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Join us as we host distinguished authors and presenters to discuss their works and other related topics. Click here for more information on the Author Series.
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Spring Break Camp


April 4-8, 2022


Spring Break Camp is open to children in grades K-5 and held at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West, Building D. Children will get to enjoy outdoor activities, crafts and a special field trip. Camp lasts from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Click here for more information on Spring Break Camp. 
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Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair


Feb 11, 2022
The Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair is our themed winter dance. Make a special memory with your significant this year by spending the evening dancing, listening to great live music, and eating delicious desserts. Click here for more information on the Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair. 
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SPARC Summer Camp
Summer 2022 


SPARC Summer Camp is designed for Strengthening Potential through Arts, Recreation and Culture by providing youth a safe and supportive environment; fostering education, personal growth, character development and overall resiliency. SPARC Summer Camp is offered over a course of 10 weeks in the summer. Click here for more information about SPARC Summer Camp.
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Camping 101


THIS SPRING- March/ April 2022


You and your friends and family are invited to sleep under the stars at our beautiful waterfront lagoon park! Camping 101 is hosted at Mo's Landing, located at 18068 Fort Morgan Road, and includes overnight camping, fire pits (great for hot dogs and s'mores!) and an outdoor movie on the big screen.  Click here for more information on Camping 101.
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Purely Paddle


2022 Dates TBA


Purely Paddle is a fun, family-friendly guided kayak adventure along with yoga on the lawn. Friends and family are invited to bring their kayak (or rent one) and join us for an afternoon at Mo's Landing, located at 18068 Fort Morgan Road. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided. Click here for more information about Purely Paddle. 
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Phone Calls from Santa


December 16-17, 2021


Experience a memorable moment this Christmas season with a FREE, personalized phone call from Santa! This is guaranteed to amaze your child. Registration will open November 29, 2021. Click here for more information on Phones Calls from Santa.

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Mingle & Jingle Paint Party


December 7, 2021


Come Mingle & Jingle with the Gulf Shores Recreation Department! This holiday paint party will consist of crafts, Christmas cookies, and hot chocolate! All art supplies are provided and paintings are pre-sketched. Registration will begin November 15, 2021. Click here for more information on Mingle & Jingle. 

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Flower Arrangement Class


November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021

You're invited to join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for Flower Arrangement Workshops! Classes will be held at the Cultural Center from 2 to 4p.m and 5:30-7pm. Registration will open in the Fall for all workshops. Click here for more information on the Flower Arrangement Classes. 
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Thanksgiving Break Camp


November 22-24, 2021
The City of Gulf Shores hosts an annual Thanksgiving Break Camp each year for local students. Children in grades K-5 are invited to come spend the week playing games and participating in indoor/outdoor activities. Registration will open October 4, 2021. Click here for more information on Thanksgiving Break Camp.