Community Park in North Gulf Shores
The City of Gulf Shores is working to construct a new community park to service residents in North Gulf Shores.
The proposed park is set to be constructed on 40 acres of City-owned property located on the south side of Coastal Gateway Boulevard. In addition to a community park, the land will also serve as a location for a future elementary school and a possible fire hall.
The proposed community park is set to be constructed on 40 acres of City-owned property located on the south side of Coastal Gateway Boulevard (formerly County Road 8 ) directly between the Crimson Ridge and Craft Farms North Subdivision.
Right now, the City is asking residents to provide input on what amenities they would like to see included at the Community Park. On July 1, all feedback will stop being collected, and input will be analyzed to see what amenities were requested the most. After the analysis is complete, a budget will be determined, and then conceptual designs will be created to be presented to the community for additional input.
A timeline for construction will be set when a budget is created after all resident input has been analyzed. Budgets are expected to be completed by early fall.
Community Park Public Input Meeting
On June 8, 2021, the City of Gulf Shores held a public input meeting to discuss the new Community Park project and to gather input from residents on what amenities they would like to see included at the park.
The meeting began with a presentation provided by Grant Brown, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director, and Lee Jones, Director of Planning and Community Development, that gave an overview of the new community park project. After the presentation, the meeting transitioned to an interactive, open house format where residents provided direct input on what amenities they would like included in the project by visiting interactive displays around the room and talking with City staff.
Proposed Coastal Gateway Community Park Concept
The City has gathered the input collected and developed a preliminary concept for the Coastal Gateway Community Park. Please take a few minutes to review this concept and give us feedback as we enter the next stage of the planning process. View the preliminary concept and fill out our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWHMT9K.