City Programs

Road Trip Event Logo

Road Trip: Your Adventure Awaits!


TBD
Calling all Active Adults! The Gulf Shores Recreation 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. 

Pickleball Logo

Pickleball


Begins on August 12, 2021


Gulf Shores Recreation Department offers Pickleball to the 55+ Senior group every Thursday and Friday during the months of August through May at the Cultural Center Gymnasium, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Click here for more information on Pickleball. 
Monthly Speaker and Social Logo

Monthly Speakers/Socials


November 17,2021
December 15, 2021
January 19, 2022
February 16, 2022 

Monthly Speakers and Socials is a free event offered to the 55+ community during the months of November-February. This event is held at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West, beginning at 11 a.m. Following the speaker's presentation, guest are invited to join us for a social and a delicious meal in the Cultural Center Gymnasium at 12 p.m. Click here for more information on Monthly Speakers/Socials. 
Safe Sitter Registered Provider since 2020

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. 


BINGO Logo

BINGO


October - February 
Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for BINGO every Wednesday during the months of November -February at 10 a.m. at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West. BINGO is for our 55+ Senior group. Complimentary coffee and snacks will be provided. Click here for more information on BINGO. 
Christmas Break Camp Logo

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 October 4, 2021. Click here for more information on Christmas Break Camp.
Daddy Daughter Dance Logo

Daddy Daughter Dance


2022 Date TBA
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. 
Author Series Logo

Author Series


TBD
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.
Spring Break Camp Logo

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. 
Valentines Dance Logo

Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair


2022 Date TBA
The Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair is a special event for our 55+ community. Make a special memory with your significant other for Valentine's Day this year by spending the evening dancing, listening to great music and eating delicious desserts. Click here for more information on the Valentine's Dance & Chocolate Affair. 
SPARC Summer Camp Logo

SPARC Summer Camp
June 1 - August 6, 2021- THIS CAMP IS FULL


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.
Camping 101 Logo

Camping 101


October 8 - 9, 2021 and November 12 - 13, 2021


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. Registration will open September 3, 2021. Click here for more information on Camping 101.
Purely Paddle Logo

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. 
Phone-Calls-from-Santa-Event-Logo

Phone Calls from Santa


December 2 - 3, 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 October 4, 2021. Click here for more information on Phones Calls from Santa.

Memory-Screening-Event-Logo

Memory Screening


TBD
The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is hosting a FREE, totally confidential Memory Screening and Hearing Test in partnership with Alzheimer's Foundation of American Literature and Ascent Audiology & Hearing. Click here for more information on the Memory Screening. 

Mingle-and-Jingle-Event-logo

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 1, 2021. Click here for more information on Mingle & Jingle. 

Flower-Arrangement-Class-Event-Logo

Flower Arrangement Class


October 7, 2021
November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021

You're invited to join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department and McKenzie Street Florist and Specialty Rental for two Flower Arrangement Classes! Classes will be held at the Cultural Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Registration will open November 1, 2021. Click here for more information on the Flower Arrangement Classes. 
Thanksgiving Break Camp logo

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.