City Programs

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Phone Calls from Santa


Registration November 1-December 3
Santa will call on December 5-6


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

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Silver Sneakers


Every Monday


Calling all Active Adults: Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for Silver Sneakers Chair Fitness! This class will be held every Monday at the Cultural Center Gymnasium. Click here for more information on Silver Sneakers Chair Fitness.
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Road Trip: Your Adventure Awaits!


December 13 | December 20


Calling all Active Adults! The Gulf Shores Recreation invites you to join us for a Road Trip in our City shuttle to Bellingrath Gardens, Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, or BOTH - your choice! Spots are limited, so sign up as soon as possible! Click here for more information on City Roadtrips. 

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Memory Screening


November 20


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. 

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Mingle & Jingle Paint Party


December 10


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. Click here for more information on Mingle & Jingle. 

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Flower Arrangement Class


November 19 | December 10


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. Click here for more information on the Flower Arrangement Classes. 
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Pickleball


Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday


Gulf Shores Recreation Department offers Pickleball to the 55+ Senior group every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday during the months of August 2019 through May 2020 at the Cultural Center Gymnasium, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Click here for more information on Pickleball. 
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Mom's Time Out


September 9, 2019 - April 30, 2020


Mom's Time Out provides the youth in our community with a safe and supportive environment to foster education, personal growth, development and resiliency. This program is open to ages 1 and walking to 4 years of age (3-4 years must be potty-trained at the time of registration). Click here for more information about Mom's Time Out. 
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Bike to the Bowl Challenge


October 5, 2019 - November 30, 2019


Calling all Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tiger fans! The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is excited to announce the Bike to the Bowl Challenge, a free 8-week fitness program that will challenge you to bike to the Iron Bowl! Participants will bike the distance of Gulf Shores to Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, which is approximately 240 miles, in the span of 8 weeks! Click here for more information. 
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Women's Self Defense


October 2 | November 6 | December 4


The Gulf Shores Recreation Department is offering a Women's Self Defense series for women ages 18 and up. The Self Defense series will consist of 3 classes on October 2, November 6 and December 4. Classes will include techniques to defend yourself at home and in public, holding and shooting a firearm, and more! Click here for more information. 
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Monthly Speakers/Socials


November 20 | December 18 | January 15 | February 19


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. 
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ABCD's of Medicare


November 4 | December 2 | January 6 | February 3


ABCD's of Medicare is a series of six Medicare seminars during the months of October-March. Seminars will begin at 2 p.m. in the classrooms at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West. Click here for more information on ABCD's of Medicare. 
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BINGO


Every Wednesday


Join the Gulf Shores Recreation Department for BINGO every Wednesday 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. 
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Thanksgiving Break Camp


November 25-27, 2019


The City of Gulf Shores hosts an annual Thanksgiving Break Camp each year for local students. Children in grades K-6 are invited to come spend the week playing games and participating in indoor/outdoor activities. Click here for more information on Thanksgiving Break Camp. 

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Christmas Break Camp 


December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020


The City of Gulf Shores hosts an annual Christmas Break Camp each year for local students. Children in grades K-6 are invited to come spend the week playing games and participating in indoor/outdoor activities. Click here for more information on Christmas Break Camp. 
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Daddy Daughter Dance


January 24, 2020 January 25, 2020


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


January 2020 - February 2020


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 6, 2020 - April 10, 2020


Spring Break Camp is open to children in grades K-6 and held at the Cultural Center, located at 19470 Oak Road West. 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


February 7, 2020


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. 
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SPARC Summer Camp
May 2020 - August 2020


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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WalkFit 5K


Date for 2020 TBA


WalkFit 5K is a training series, geared for absolute beginners, that will get you from the couch to walking a 5K in only 6 weeks! Participants will meet every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. for 6 six weeks, beginning on September 9th. Our goal is to have you ready for the target race, the Haunted Hustle 5K Walk on October 18. Click here for more information. 
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Camping 101


Dates for 2020 TBA


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


Dates for 2020 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. 
  1. Ralph Pereda

    Programs & Events Supervisor
    Phone: 251-968-9812

  2. Amanda Deckard

    Events Supervisor
    Phone: 251-968-9818

  3. Holly Cade

    Holly Cade

    Fitness Coordinator
    Phone: 251-968-4420