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 still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on December 3th, 2021. Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on December 3th, 2021 at 12:26 PM.
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Current Weather
18°C
Fog
Monitoring Frequency

Daphne May Day Park, Mobile Bay is sampled monthly from October 1st to March 31st.

Source Information

This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). 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.

More information about the ADEM testing program can be found at http://adem.alabama.gov/programs/coastal/beachMonitoring.cnt

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

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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 still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on December 3th, 2021. Mobile Baykeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on December 3th, 2021 at 12:26 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
18°C
Fog

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 monthly from October 1st to March 31st.

Source Information

This beach information is maintained by Mobile Baykeeper, using data from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). 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.

More information about the ADEM testing program can be found at http://adem.alabama.gov/programs/coastal/beachMonitoring.cnt

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

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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