Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce








 

 

 

 

 

Atmore Area Recreation
 
Leisure time activities play an important part in the lives of Atmore residents.  A pleasant climate, numerous annual events and excellent city recreational facilities which include tennis courts, walking trails and swimming pools provide a variety of activities.  The newly created Atmore Heritage Park on Main Street with it's relocated historic buildings is a unique setting for new events.  West of town, the Atmore Country Club offers members and their guests a beautiful nine hole course to play and enjoy.  Nearby rivers and woodlands teeming with trophy game will satisfy the demands of the sportsman who enjoys fishing  or hunting.


For the youth of the community, the Atmore Area YMCA provides a full range of programs such as soccer, basketball, tee-ball, dance, gymnastics and martial arts.  After-school programs and summer day camps are also available with activities planned by the experienced YMCA staff.  A variety of exercise classes, free weights and a fitness center are available for use by seniors and adults alike.  The YMCA offers a nursery service, if needed.


The City of Atmore also offers an extensive recreational program which includes tee-ball, girls fastpitch softball, youth baseball, pee wee football, tennis and swimming lessons.  Four city parks with new playground equipment and picnic sites serve the citizens of Atmore.



Atmore is fortunate to have two wilderness areas, and Little River State ForestMagnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, within 20 minutes of Atmore.  Each offer amenities such as improved and primitive campsites, swimming,  camping, fishing and hiking.  Little River State Forest is a 960 acre park that includes a 25 acre lake.  Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, located on beautiful Escambia Creek, is owned and operated by the Poarch Creek Indians and is a popular destination for tubing.

The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts, presents theatrical productions which showcase talent from all segments of the community.  Or movie buffs might enjoy the Strand Theater in downtown Atmore which offers current movies in one of the few small town movie theaters remaining.

Located north of town, just off I-65 are two sport opportunities with great appeal for those who like their entertainment fast.  The Atmore Dragway, an eighth-mile track, attracts race car enthusiasts from across the southeast, and the Atmore Motocross Park offers motorcycle and ATV riding and racing on an "outdoors nature style" track.


Or, try your luck at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, a massive 225,000 square foot facility, with 57,000 square feet of gaming floor and over 1,600 electronic gaming machines.  The 160,000 square foot, 17-story, 236-room luxury hotel offers the finest in resort amenities, with spacious rooms and 24 hour a day room service.  This deluxe resort offers first class luxury and entertainment.  You will want to check out The Cooking Studio, where you can be a Master Chef while cooking up fun with friends and family.  And don't forget about the Spa at Wind Creek, which features separate men's and women's facilities which include a sauna, steam room, whirlpool, fitness area, nail spa and retail boutique.



Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce
501 South Pensacola Avenue
Atmore, Alabama  36502
Phone: (251) 368-3305 | Fax: (251) 368-0800

atmoreal@frontiernet.net