Gulf State Park

Weekly Activities

Pine Needle Basketry Class

Learn how to make beautiful baskets made out of our local Pine Tree needles! Sign up for one of four classes offered 9:00am-12:00pm on Feb. 12th & 26th.

Please sign up at the Nature Center before the scheduled class, space is limited. There is a $5 fee due at the time of sign-up.

 

Saturday 1/18

9:00 AM — Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Pool.)

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

2:00 PM — Video: Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air: (50 min.) Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet.  These birds spend most their lives in fast forward, but now - high speed video lets us enter their world.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

Sunday 1/19

9:00 AM — Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Pool.)

10:00 AM — Camper Devotion:  Meet at the Activities Bldg. (non-denominational & casual)

10:00 AM — Nature Time: Come to the Nature Center and learn about a variety of different creatures who call the park home!

2:00 PM — Video: The Loneliest Animals: This amazing video follows the plight of some incredible, charismatic creatures and the struggles of the dedicated conservationists who fight for them.  Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

6:00 PM Euchre: Meet your friends and neighbors for a fun night of games in the Activities Building.

Monday 1/20

8:00 AM — Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00 AM — Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Pool.)

9:00 AM — Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Building.

10:00 AM — Aerobic Dance: Meet in the Activities Building. 

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

10:00 AM — Guided Nature Walk on Eagle Loop:  Meet our park guide at the Eagle Loop parking lot to catch a glimpse Bald Eagle’s nest.  Bring binoculars if you have them. We have a few to share.

2:00 PM — Guided Pier Walk: Come to the Gulf State Park Fishing Pier, meet by the bronze sea turtle statue at the foot of the Pier, for a free guided tour along the pier. Our Naturalist will talk about some amazing facts about the pier as well as point out various wildlife in the water and around the pier.

Tuesday 1/21

9:00 AM — Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Pool.)

9:00 AM — Ladies Social and Crafts: Meet in the Education Bldg. to work on your project or come learn a new one with like-minded ladies.

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

1:00 PM — Journey Through the Solar System: Explore our solar system and learn amazing facts about the unique planets! Meet in the Education Bldg. for this program.

7:00 PM — Open Mic Night: Join us in the Activities Bldg. for an evening of fun and music.  Open to everyone, come play some of your favorite tunes for everyone to enjoy! Bring an instrument or just listen.

7:30 PM — Star Gazing at the Pier: Meet at the foot of the Pier near the turtle for a guided exploration of the sky, stars, planets and constellations. Weather dependent. 

Wednesday 1/22

8:00 AM — Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00 AM — Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Pool.)

9:00 AM — Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Building.

10:00 AM — Aerobic Dance: Meet in the Activities Building. 

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

2:00 PM — Radical Raptors - The Barred Owl: Come to the Nature Center to meet Sherlock the Barred Owl and learn why she is a RADICAL RAPTOR!!!

6:30 PM — Fun Bingo: Come to the Activities Building to meet new and old friends for a fun night of Bingo.  Please bring a wrapped $1 gift.

 Thursday 1/23

8:45 AM — Yoga: All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and meet in the Activities Building.

9:00 AM — Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Pool.)

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

10:00 AM — Ukulele: Join with other ukulele players for a weekly music session. All levels are welcome, playing tips provided for beginners. Meet at the Act. Bldg

10:00 AM — Video: Gus the Alligator: (30 min.)  Join young Gus as he makes his way through miles of swamp in pursuit of his dream - to live with his crocodile cousins along the ocean coast. Suitable for young viewers. Meet at the GSP Education Building for this program.

1:00 PM — Navigating by the Stars: Understanding Our Solar System – (Part 1 of 4): Learn how the Early Babylonians and Greeks learned the secrets of our solar system. Come to the Education Building to learn how these discoveries would lead to man’s exploration of the earth.

6:00 PM — Game Night: Meet in the Activities Building. Bring your own games or enjoy games provided by others.

Friday 1/24

8:00 AM — Early Bird Fitness: Meet in the Activities Bldg.

9:00 AM — Horseshoes: Meet at the Horseshoe Courts. (Bring your own horseshoes or borrow from Pool.)

9:00 AM — Prime Time Fitness: Meet in the Activities Building.

10:00 AM — Aerobic Dance: Meet in the Activities Building. 

10:00 AM — Volleyball: Meet at the Volleyball Courts.

10:00 AM to Noon — Pickleball: Meet at the tennis courts.

10:00 AM — Discovering Sea Turtles:  Discover the amazing Sea Turtles found in the Gulf of Mexico and nest on the beaches in Alabama. Learn about the exciting work done by the volunteers as they monitor the hatching of sea turtle nests. Come to the Education Building for this program.

2:00 PM — Snake Encounters: Visit the Nature Center to learn all about our native snakes. You will learn how to identify the local venomous species and why these creatures are an important part of our environment. Bring a camera and get your picture touching a beautiful snake.