Parks & Recreation

Mission Statement


"Gulf Shores Recreation & Cultural Affairs enriches lives and fosters harmony within the community through area-wide leisure services targeted to improve healthy life styles, educational and recreational opportunities, public participation, and environmental and economical stewardship."


Responsibilities & Services


The Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department provides top quality recreation and leisure activities for the community while striving to be the best stewards of the public resources that fall within the department's care, adapting as necessary to meet the varied needs of the residents and visitors. 

Areas of Focus:



Parks & Recreation Staff Directory


To contact a Parks & Recreation employee directly, please visit our Staff Directory

Parks and Recreation Master Plan


To view the City of Gulf Shores Parks and Recreation Master Plan, click here.  

Sim's Park Playground Envisioning Survey


To take the Sim's Park Playground Envisioning Survey, please click here.   

Online Registration


To get information about our online registration system and sign up for classes and programs, please click here


  1. Grant Brown

    Recreation & Cultural Affairs Director
    Phone: 251-968-1848

  2. Matt Young

    Matt Young

    Recreation & Cultural Affairs Assistant Director
    Phone: 251-968-9826