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 YMCA provides a full range of sports programs such as soccer, basketball, tee-ball and volleyball. Children enjoy the after school and summer day camps with the experienced YMCA staff. For adults and seniors, a variety of aerobic classes, free weights and a fitness center is available.
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 serve the citizens of Atmore.
Little River State Park
Little River State Park (managed by Iron Men Outdoor Ministries, Inc.) is located just twenty minutes north of Atmore just off US Highway 21 North. Little River offers approximately 2,100 acres of long-leaf pine forest, and provides a unique setting for many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, camping, boating, fishing and handicapped hunting.
Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve
24 Big Creek Road Atmore, AL 36502 Billy Smith, General Manager (251) 446-3423
Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, conveniently located off Hwy. 113 south of I-65, is a beautiful recreation, camping, and outdoor wildlife reserve. Encompassing approximately 6,000 acres of pristine timberland, 12 miles of waterfront acreage directly on the Big Escambia Creek and numerous lakes this park offers 49 full-amenity RV sites, which include electric, water, and sewer, and 82 multi-use sites offering water and electric hook-ups. They welcome both RV and traditional tent camping as well providing horse camping amenities including stables and horse trails. Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve is a perfect place to host large group outings and has many outdoor and water based entertainment options. Guests can tube, canoe, kayak, hike, trail ride, bird watch or try the zip lines. Some however, still prefer to just enjoy the peace and quiet of the unspoiled natural surroundings and the slower pace of life at the campground.
The residents of Atmore are fortunate to have a well organized whose theatrical productions showcase talent from all segments of the community. The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts offers many theatrical opportunities for old and young alike.
Located north of town, just off interstate 65 is the Atmore Dragway, an 1/8th mile track which attracts race car enthusiasts from across the southeast.
Perdido Vineyards located at the I-65 Raburn-Perdido exit offers free wine tasting tours Monday thru Saturday.