City Programs

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Road Trip: Your Adventure Awaits!


Dates for 2020-2021 TBA
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 Roadtrips. 

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Pickleball


TBD


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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Monthly Speakers/Socials


November - February
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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Walk-A-Hound Lose-A-Pound


September 5, 12, 19, 26
Join us for fresh air, fun and fitness as we walk our furry friends from the Dog Park, around Sims Park and back! This FREE program will be hosted from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. on Saturdays in September. Yappy House, a celebration for program participants, will be hosted on October 3 at 9 a.m. with raffle prizes, dog obstacles, and more! Click here for more information on the Walk-A-Hound Lose-A-Pound fitness program. Click here for more information for the Yappy Hour celebration. 
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BINGO


Every Wednesday in 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. 
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Christmas Break Camp 


December 21-23 & December 28-30, 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 22 & January 23, 2021
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


Dates for 2021 TBA
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


Dates for 2021 TBA


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 5, 2021


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
2020 Camp Cancelled Due to the Current Pandemic 


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


November 5-6, 2020 & January 8-9, 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. Click here for more information on Camping 101.
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Purely Paddle


September 12, 2020


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 3-4, 2020


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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Memory Screening


Date for 2020 TBA


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 15, 2020


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


Oct. 1, Nov. 5, & Dec. 3, 2020
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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Thanksgiving Break Camp


November 23-26, 2020


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.