Preserves and Conservation Lands

Robinson Preserve


Emerson Point preserve


Duette Perserve


Rye Preserve Jiggs Landing  Riverview Pointe Preserve
Ungarelli Preserve Neal Preserve Perico Preserve
Headwaters Moody Branch Hidden Harbour


The Resource Management Division is responsible for habitat and wildlife management and public access on nearly 30,000 acres of conserved public land. The division goal is to "conserve and protect" the natural resources in Manatee County utilizing adaptive management and minimal impact public access and utilization.




Manatee County Preserves Map

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Events and Rentals

Events and Rentals

Manatee County's preserves can host your next group event. From weddings and family reunions to birthday parties and group gatherings, the preserves can provide a unique natural setting for your next special event. Facilities include gazebos, pavilions, campsites, and more. read on Events and Rentals

Calendar of Preserve Events

Calendar of Preserve Events

Parks and Natural Resources monthly calendar of preserve events - check out the great free events happening in your preserves. The Parks and Natural Resources Department offers programs in environmental education, passive outdoor recreation, and volunteer stewardship. Most of the preserve programs are free to participants and are available for a variety of age levels. read on Calendar of Preserve Events