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
25Feb
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT 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
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
26Feb
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
26Feb
Taking the Mystery Out of Micro-Irrigation
10:00AM - 12:00PM1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
26Feb
BANG ™
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
26Feb
UPPER MANATEE RIVER PADDLE
10:00AM - 2:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
26Feb
STROLLER STROLLS: ROBINSON PRESERVE: EXPANSION
10:00AM - 11:00AMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
26Feb
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
26Feb
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
26Feb
PRESERVE AMBASSADORS: COASTAL GEMS
2:00PM - 4:30PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
26Feb
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Feb
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
26Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
26Feb
BANG™
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Feb
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
27Feb
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Feb
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Feb
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
27Feb
Balance & Mobility
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Feb
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Feb
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
27Feb
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Feb
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Feb
Aquatic Pesticide License Training - COMMERCIAL
8:30AM - 12:30PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
28Feb
Right of Way Pesticide License Training - COMMERCIAL
8:30AM - 12:30PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
28Feb
Ornamental & Turf (O&T) Pesticide Training
8:30AM - 12:30PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
28Feb
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
28Feb
RYE PRESERVERS TRAILBLAZING VOLUNTEER WORKDAY
9:00AM - 11:30AMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
28Feb
WILDLIFE SPOTLIGHT: WATERFOWL
10:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
28Feb
GREEN EXPLORERS: TEMPORARY EARTH ART
10:00AM - 12:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
28Feb
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Feb
Ground Covers - Plants That Work
10:00AM - 12:00PM1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
28Feb
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
28Feb
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
28Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
28Feb
Relaxation Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Feb
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
28Feb
Pound
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
01Mar
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center