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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Goblin Gathering
August 20, 2019
Join us on Friday, October 18, at G.T. Bray Park for the 16th Annual Goblin Gathering.Read More
Crane Park High Water Level Monitored
August 01, 2019
Parks Maintenance staff continue to monitor water level at Crane Park.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

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
07Oct
Laugh-firmations
3:00PM - 3:50PMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
14Oct
Laugh-firmations
3:00PM - 3:50PMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
16Oct
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
16Oct
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Oct
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Oct
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
16Oct
Balance & Mobility
11:15AM - 12:00PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Oct
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Oct
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Oct
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
16Oct
SUNSET FLOW YOGA
5:45PM - 7:00PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
16Oct
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Oct
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Oct
CORE - APPLYING PESTICIDES CORRECTLY (MANATEE)
8:30AM - 10:30AMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
17Oct
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
17Oct
Cardio Kick
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
17Oct
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Oct
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
17Oct
PRIVATE APPLICATOR PESTICIDE TRAINING (MANATEE)
10:45AM - 12:45PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
17Oct
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
17Oct
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
17Oct
Relaxation Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Oct
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
17Oct
Pound
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
17Oct
Rollassage
7:30PM - 8:30PMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
18Oct
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
18Oct
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Oct
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
18Oct
Cycle Plus
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Oct
Strength Training
11:15AM - 12:00PM
18Oct
VOLUNTEER FOR THE GOBLIN GATHERING
5:30PM - 9:30PMG.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
18Oct
THE 17th ANNUAL GOBLIN GATHERING
6:30PM - 9:30PMG.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
19Oct
RYE PRESERVE NATURE CENTER OPEN
8:00AM - 12:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
19Oct
MORNINGS AT THE NEST
8:00AM - 12:00PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
19Oct
MANATEE AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDING TOUR: PERICO PRESERVE
8:30AM - 11:00AMPerico Preserve, 11700 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
19Oct
RYE PRESERVE MASTER GARDENER TOUR
9:00AM - 11:00AMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
19Oct
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:45AMGT Bray Fitness Center
19Oct
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Oct
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Oct
Rollassage
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
19Oct
Aqua Combo
12:15PM - 1:15PMG. T. Bray Pool
20Oct
RISE & SHINE POWER FLOW YOGA
10:30AM - 11:45AMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
21Oct
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Recreation Center
21Oct
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Oct
Ornamental & Turf (O&T) Pesticide Training
8:30AM - 12:30PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
21Oct
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Oct
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Oct
TINKERGARTEN AT TOM BENNETT PARK
10:15AM - 11:30AMTom Bennett Park, 280 Kay Rd, Bradenton, FL 34208, USA
21Oct
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
21Oct
Ultra Beginner Line Dance
1:00PM - 1:50PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room