Parks & Natural Resources

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Announcements

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The Robinson Preserve Expansion and South Entrance will be closed Saturday, Jan 18 until 1 PM
January 17, 2020
On Saturday morning the South Entrance on the corner of 9th Ave NW and 99th St NW will be closed to all traffic and entrants for the SOLE 5K. Access to this portion of the preserve will be limited to people participating in the race. The North Entrance on 17th Ave NW will remain open, as will access to the trailhead, parking and kayak launch. Access to some trails may be limited due to the race course. The remainder of the preserve will reopen at 1 PM.Read More
Coquina Beach Parking and Drainage Project
March 28, 2019
South area of Coquina Beach parking lot to close April 1 to improve drainage, parkingRead More
Beach Renourishment Update
Two phases of Beach Renourishment on Anna Maria Island beginning February/March 2020.Read More

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
17Jan
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
17Jan
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Jan
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
17Jan
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:50AMG.T. Bray Fitness Center
17Jan
Chair Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMG.T. Bray Movie Room
17Jan
HOME LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE SERIES: TREE CARE IN THE HOME LANDSCAPE
10:00AM - 12:00PM
17Jan
Home Landscape Maintenance Series: Tree Care in the Home Landscape
10:00AM - 12:00PMEmerson Point Preserve Classroom - 5801 17th Street West, Palmetto, 34221
17Jan
Cycle Plus
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Jan
Barre
11:00AM - 11:50AMG. T. Bray multi-purpose room
18Jan
NEST CLOSED for SOLE 5K
All Day
18Jan
RYE PRESERVE NATURE CENTER OPEN
8:00AM - 12:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
18Jan
Rye Preserve - Master Gardener Plant ID Tour
9:00AM - 11:00AM805 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
18Jan
KAYAKING FOR FIRST TIMERS
9:00AM - 12:00PM
18Jan
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:45AMGT Bray Fitness Center
18Jan
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Jan
Wake Up Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Jan
Rollassage
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
18Jan
Central Library - Ask a Master Gardener Volunteer
11:30AM - 2:30PM1301 Barcarrota Ave, Bradenton, FL 34205, USA
18Jan
Aqua Combo
12:15PM - 1:15PMG. T. Bray Pool
18Jan
GREEN EXPLORERS: FABRICATING FORTS
1:00PM - 3:00PM
19Jan
Robinson Preserve - Master Gardener Plant ID Tour
9:00AM - 11:00AM1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
19Jan
RISE & SHINE POWER FLOW YOGA
10:30AM - 11:45AMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
20Jan
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Recreation Center
20Jan
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Jan
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Jan
Wake Up Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Jan
Rollassage
10:00AM - 10:50AMG.T. Bray Movie Room
20Jan
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
20Jan
Ultra Beginner Line Dance
1:00PM - 1:50PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
20Jan
Kid's Korner in the Master Gardener Educational Gardens
1:00PM - 3:00PM1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
20Jan
High Beginner Line Dance
2:00PM - 2:50PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
20Jan
Cardio Kick
4:30PM - 5:20PMG.T. Multi-purpose room
20Jan
TRX- Core
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
20Jan
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
20Jan
Strength Training
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Jan
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Jan
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMG.T. Multi-purpose room
21Jan
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
21Jan
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
21Jan
LaBlast
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
21Jan
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
21Jan
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
21Jan
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
21Jan
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
21Jan
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Jan
BANG™
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Jan
Rollassage
7:30PM - 8:20PMG. T. Bray multi-purpose room
22Jan
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMG.T. Multi-purpose room
22Jan
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
22Jan
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room