Tennis is just one of the many recreational activities you can take part in when you visit Sims Park

Gulf Shores has many examples of prime outdoor grounds, and one of the largest and most impressive is Sims Park. As the largest of the city's public spaces, Sims Park is a wonderful spot for groups to take part in everything from family picnics to tennis lessons.

Families find fun at Sims Park in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores boasts plenty of open spaces that are ideal for families to enjoy during their trips to the area. While most visitors are probably excited to spend the bulk of their time on the white sandy beaches along the Gulf Coast, there are a few other expanses that can act as a perfect setting for casual sporting contests, fitness or pure relaxation. 

Although accommodations like Gulf Shores vacation rentals typically have enough room for even the largest of travel groups, heading to a local park for some fresh air and fun is a top-notch addition to any trip itinerary.  

Sims Park

Tennis is just one of the many recreational activities you can take part in when you visit Sims Park.As the largest city park in Gulf Shores, Sims Park provides plenty of room for recreation. The area features a skate park, tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, a fitness center and an outdoor pavilion - all in addition to well manicured stretches of open land. 

Kids can enjoy their time at the community playground in Sims Park. Designed with the input of some young adventurers, this imaginative area is catered to children and can definitely provide for some afternoon fun in the sun when you need a break from the beach. 

Hone your tennis skills

One of the brightest spots in Sims Park is its outdoor tennis courts. With 12 hard courts open to the public, the space is ideal for honing your tennis skills with a few hours of recreational fun. 

Visitors who head to this Gulf Shores park can play tennis on high-quality courts that were renovated to update the facilities, creating a better place to learn and play. New nets, windscreens and fencing makes all of the courts better suited to handle the demand of rising tennis stars in the area. 

As another added bonus, the tennis courts are adjacent to the George C. Meyer Tennis Center, which features 18 regulation courts that are free and open to the public. There, visitors who have packed their rackets and athletic gear can participate in lessons or simply catch a casual match with another enthusiast. 

Great for families

No matter what type of activity you decide to partake in, Sims Park may be the perfect setting. With spots for tennis, soccer, skateboarding, family picnics and other pastimes, the public space can be used for whatever your travel group needs. Although most of your vacation time will likely be spent on the beaches near your Gulf Shores rentals, venturing to a city park for other types of recreation is certainly a worthwhile endeavor. 

Sims Park is open seven days a week, from dawn until dusk. 

Related Articles

Spend the morning at a recreation center

Spend the morning at a recreation center

If you're an early-to-bed, early-to-rise kind of person, you can squeeze in a few hours at the gym before your family or group of friends wakes up. No matter what time of day, spend an hour or so clearing your mind at a recreation center in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach.

Sightseeing and running: The perfect combination

Sightseeing and running: The perfect combination

Looking for a way to explore the Gulf Coast of Alabama while burning hundreds of calories at the same time? Whether you prefer jogging on pavement or on softer ground, you won't lose out on a spectacular view of the beach if you follow these routes.

You'll have the best view of Gulf Shores rentals from the sky when you parasail.

Go parasailing in Gulf Shores

Looking for the best views in the Gulf Shores region? You can see for miles when you take to the skies in Gulf Shores during a parasail experience. There are several vendors near Gulf Shores rentals, so this unforgettable experience is easily within reach.

Biking is one of the best ways to see the stunning scenery in the Gulf Shores area.

Bike your way along the Gulf shore

Biking is one of the best ways to soak in the stunning scenery on the Gulf Coast. Whether you are looking for a beach-side bike ride or an adventure through the backcountry, the region spanning Fort Morgan to Perdido Key has plenty to offer cyclists.

Fun family activities on Alabama's popular Gulf Coast

Fun family activities on Alabama's popular Gulf Coast

If your entire family is staying at a beach vacation house or condo rental in the Gulf Shores area, you can rest assured that everyone, from the smallest tykes to Grandma and Grandpa, will have plenty to do throughout their vacation.

Newest Articles

Take me out to the ball game: USSSA Global World Series in Orange Beach

Want to catch a baseball game this summer? Head to the Gulf Coast and rent a condo at Orange Beach, where the USSSA Global World Series will take place.

May 30, 2014 - Orange Beach | Sports & Fitness

Gulf Shores gears up for the annual summer SEC BeachFest

In August, devoted football fans kick off the season at SEC BeachFest on the Gulf Coast, and you can join the fun if you plan a summer vacation here!

July 11, 2013 - Gulf Shores | Sports & Fitness

Bike your way along the Gulf shore

Looking to enjoy the great outdoors and beautiful sights in the Gulf Shores area? Hop on a bike and head out on one of many bike-friendly trails in the area to soak in the scenery.

July 08, 2013 - Sports & Fitness

Location

Gulf Shores Map

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 22
    2014 Blue Angel Practice Schedule
  • Oct 22
    Albert Simpson
  • Oct 22
    Island Paint Party at Sunset Cork Room
  • Oct 22
    Karaoke
  • Oct 22
    Kayak Fishing Class
  • Oct 22
    Logan Spicer & Tony Ray Thompson
  • Oct 22
    Neil Dover
  • Oct 22
    Open Mic/Nigel

Local Weather

weather icon 67ยบ Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 90%
Wind: North 6 mph

Weather information provided by wunderground.com

Last Updated on September 23, 12:56 AM CDT

Latest Video