Daphne is a city in Baldwin County, on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay. The city is located along I-10, 11 miles east of Mobile and 170 miles southwest of the state capital of Montgomery.
The 2010 United States Census lists the population of the city as 21,570, making Daphne the most populous city in Baldwin County. It is a principal city of the Daphne-Fairhope-Foley metropolitan area, which includes all of Baldwin County.
Modern-day Daphne is a thriving suburb of nearby Mobile. Daphne has adopted the nickname ″The Jubilee City″ in recognition of its status as one of the locations of the Mobile Bay jubilee. The only other place jubilees occur is in Tokyo Bay.
Parks and Recreation
Daphne has a number of public parks, which include the following:
Daphne Sports Complex – opened in 2019, a beautiful ten field baseball and softball complex.
Trione Park – a large multi-field sports complex with football, soccer, softball/baseball fields.
Lott Park – located in Olde Towne Daphne features new tennis and pickleball courts opened in 2020. Legacy playground, bocce, basketball and practice baseball/softball facilities round out this charming Main Street park highlighted by signature live oak trees.
Centennial Park – a quaint, charming children’s playground located across from Daphne City Hall on Main Street.
May Day Park – Waterfront park that includes a large playground for young children, a boat launch and a pier on Mobile Bay.
Bayfront Park – Waterfront drive up park overlooking to the bay. A boardwalk entrance to
Village Point Park Preserve.
Village Point Park Preserve -the largest park in Daphne with walking trails in a natural setting. The park is an estuary for wildlife and is also home to the historic D’olive family cemetery .
The Daphne Civic Center is a city-owned facility used to host a variety of recurring special events in the community. Constructed at a cost of $6 million, it opened to the public in December 1999. A senior citizens activity center and the Daphne Public Library are also located in the civic center complex.