David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center


The David L. Bodenhamer Center is a membership based community center that receives over 300,000 visits annually. The beautifully designed facility is home to the City of Gulf Shores Recreation Division offices and is the hub for all recreational athletic and program registrations. 

Hours of Operation


Fitness Center Hours


Monday - Friday: 5:30am-8pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-6pm

Aquatic Center Hours


Monday-Friday: 6am-8pm
Saturday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-6pm

Facility Amenities Include: 
  • ADA accessible
  • AquaClimb ® wall in pool
  • Floor and water aerobics classes
  • Full service fitness room including free weights
  • Game area (limited due to Covid regulations)
  • Indoor heated pool with lap lanes
  • Indoor walking/jogging track
  • Men's/Women's and Boy's/Girl's locker rooms
  • Outdoor children's wading pool
  • Racquetball courts (2)
  • Regulation size gymnasium
  • Coast Cycling
  • Tennis Center
  • 6 - Soft courts
  • 12 - Hard courts

Bodenhamer Indoor Pool:


The Gulf Shores Swim Team and Aquatic Programs offers a variety of instructional classes including water aerobics, lifeguard certification, group and private lessons and more. 

    Water Aerobic Classes


    Rec Pass and Splash Pass members can enjoy an array of water aerobics classes at no additional charge.  Click here to view the full schedule.

    Private Lessons


    We offer private swim lessons open to all ages & skill levels.  Certified instructors and flexible schedule are available. The cost is $30 per 30 minute session.  Swim lesson punch passes are now available for
    $100 (4 lessons) and $160 (8 lessons). 
    To schedule, please contact the lifeguard office at 251-968-9819.

    Gulf Shores Swim Team


    The Gulf Shores Recreation Division offers a year-round swim program for South Baldwin County youth ages 4 to 18 years old. To find out more information or sign up for the Gulf Shores Swim Team, please contact Aquatic Coordinator Brook Hopkins at 251-968-1427.


    Fitness Classes:



    A variety of classes are available at the David L. Bodenhamer Center including Zumba, Water arthritis, Yoga and Pilates. Drop-In Floor classes are included with RecPass and FitPass memberships.  Drop-In Pool classes are included with RecPass and SplashPass memberships.   To provide the safest environment possible, the maximum class size is 30 participants. Entry is monitored by the instructor and is on a first come, first serve basis.

    To see a full schedule of the fitness classes we offer at our recreation and fitness centers, please click here

    Child care is not available. 

    Memberships:

    We offer a variety of membership options for residents and non-residents. Click here for more information about membership rates. Daily passes are not available at this time.


    Online Registration:


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

    Rental Opportunities:



     If you are interested in reserving the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center gymnasium or pool for an event, please contact Nicole Ard, Recreation Manager, at 251-968-1424 or nard@gulfshoresal.gov. 


    Contact the Front Desk:



    Phone:
     251-968-1420
    Address: 310 West 19th Ave, Gulf Shores 36542
    1. Nicol Ard

      Nicole Ard

      Recreation Manager
      Phone: 251-968-1420