Daphne May Day Park, Mobile Bay

Daphne, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

Founded in 1887, Daphne’s May Day Park served as a local festival site for over 60 years. Large oaks provide abundant shade along the gently sloping bluff that meets Mobile Bay. All parking is free. Limited and handicap spaces are located near the waterfront. The main lot is located at the park’s entrance and offers adequate room for maneuvering boat trailers. Onsite amenities include a playground, pier, picnic tables, handicap accessible boardwalk and restrooms, and free boat launches. Fishing license and/or restrictions may apply.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 26th, 2020. Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on May 27th, 2020 at 4:11 PM.
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Current Weather
29°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Daphne May Day Park, Mobile Bay is sampled weekly from April 1st from September 30th.

Source Information

This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Public Health. Depending on the site, samples are collected twice per week, once per week or once every other week during the swimming season (May through September) and once per month during the cooler months.

Water samples are analyzed for the indicator bacteria Enterococci. Beaches will be marked as unsafe (red) for swimming when sample results show more than 104 Enterococci colonies per 100 ml of water and will be marked as safe (green) when Enterococci colonies are below 104 colonies per 100 ml of water. A grey status indicates a lack of current or reliable data for a particular site.Learn more about Mobile Baykeeper at http://mobilebaykeeper.org/swim

Water Quality Graph

Daphne May Day Park, Mobile Bay

Daphne, Alabama
Managed by Mobile Baykeeper

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on May 26th, 2020. Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on May 27th, 2020 at 4:11 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
29°C
Mostly clear

Founded in 1887, Daphne’s May Day Park served as a local festival site for over 60 years. Large oaks provide abundant shade along the gently sloping bluff that meets Mobile Bay. All parking is free. Limited and handicap spaces are located near the waterfront. The main lot is located at the park’s entrance and offers adequate room for maneuvering boat trailers. Onsite amenities include a playground, pier, picnic tables, handicap accessible boardwalk and restrooms, and free boat launches. Fishing license and/or restrictions may apply.

Monitoring Frequency

Daphne May Day Park, Mobile Bay is sampled weekly from April 1st from September 30th.

Source Information

This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Alabama Department of Public Health. Depending on the site, samples are collected twice per week, once per week or once every other week during the swimming season (May through September) and once per month during the cooler months.

Water samples are analyzed for the indicator bacteria Enterococci. Beaches will be marked as unsafe (red) for swimming when sample results show more than 104 Enterococci colonies per 100 ml of water and will be marked as safe (green) when Enterococci colonies are below 104 colonies per 100 ml of water. A grey status indicates a lack of current or reliable data for a particular site.Learn more about Mobile Baykeeper at http://mobilebaykeeper.org/swim

Water Quality Graph

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