Parks & Natural Resources

We take great pride in offering a vast array of programs and activities throughout Manatee County, which promote our mission of health for the community and environment.

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Announcements

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2019 Manatee County Team Pickleball Tournament
January 23, 2019
Announcement of 2019 Manatee County Team Pickleball Tournament winners and who to contact to learn more about future tournaments, round-robins, and drop-in play times at the G.T. Bray Recreation CenterRead More
2ND SATURDAYS - Fitness Fun for Special Needs Individuals
January 22, 2019
Fitness exercises for individuals with special needs and their families the 2nd Saturday, March through August, at G.T. Bray Recreation Center, 11-11:30 am.Read More
Manatee Seed Bank
August 01, 2018
Manatee County gardeners provided access to regional vegetable varieties, native wildflower seeds, and FREE education!Read More

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
20Feb
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
20Feb
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Feb
MANATEE AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDING TOUR: ROBINSON PRESERVE
8:00AM - 10:30AMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
20Feb
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Feb
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
20Feb
Balance & Mobility
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Feb
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
20Feb
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Feb
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Feb
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Feb
Ornamental & Turf (O&T) Pesticide Training
8:00AM - 12:00PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
21Feb
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
21Feb
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
21Feb
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Feb
MOLLUSKS MONTHLY
10:00AM - 12:00PMGulf of Mexico Dr/Coquina Beach South, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217, USA
21Feb
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
21Feb
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
21Feb
HOMESCHOOL BIOLOGY LABS: WASTE NOT WANT NOT
2:00PM - 4:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
21Feb
SCIENCE AND SERVICE BOOK CLUB: ST. LUCY'S HOME FOR GIRLS RAISED BY WOLVES
5:00PM - 6:30PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
21Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
21Feb
Relaxation Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Feb
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
21Feb
Pound
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
22Feb
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
22Feb
Zumba
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center - Multipurpose Room
22Feb
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
22Feb
Cycle + Yogalates
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
22Feb
PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE GALLERY PRESENTATION
6:00PM - 8:00PMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
23Feb
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
23Feb
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:45AMGT Bray Fitness Center
23Feb
Stunning Staghorns
10:00AM - 11:30AMUF/IFAS Extension Manatee County
23Feb
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
23Feb
Aqua Combo
12:15PM - 1:15PMG. T. Bray Pool
23Feb
ANIMAL PHYSICS: SOUND
1:00PM - 3:00PM
23Feb
FAMILIES FLOCK TOGETHER: SONGS OF THE NIGHT CAMPFIRE
6:30PM - 8:30PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
25Feb
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:20AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Feb
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Feb
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Feb
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Feb
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
25Feb
Freedom Barre
12:00PM - 12:50PM
25Feb
Power-X
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
25Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
25Feb
TRX Circuit
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Feb
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Feb
EMERSON POINT MANATEE AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDING TOUR
8:30AM - 10:30AMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
26Feb
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
26Feb
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
26Feb
BANG ™
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room