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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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
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

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
25May
TORTOISE TALKS
9:00AM - 10:00AMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
25May
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25May
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:45AMGT Bray Fitness Center
25May
NEST NATURE DAYS
9:00AM - 12:00PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
25May
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25May
FAMILIES FLOCK TOGETHER: RIVER QUEST
10:00AM - 12:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
25May
"Summerize" Your Vegetable Garden
10:00AM - 12:00PMUF/IFAS Extension Manatee County
25May
Rollassage
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
25May
Aqua Combo
12:15PM - 1:15PMG. T. Bray Pool
25May
SNORKELING 101: EMERSON POINT
1:00PM - 3:00PMEmerson Point Preserve
25May
NEST NATURE DAYS
1:00PM - 4:00PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
25May
MOVIE NIGHTS AT THE NEST: THE SWAMP
8:00PM - 10:00PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
27May
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27May
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27May
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27May
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27May
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
27May
Power-X
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
27May
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
27May
TRX Circuit
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28May
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28May
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
28May
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
28May
BANG ™
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
28May
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
28May
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
28May
DUETTE PRESERVE AMBASSADORS VOLUNTEER TRAINING
2:00PM - 4:30PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
28May
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28May
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
28May
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
28May
BANG™
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29May
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
29May
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29May
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29May
Freedom Barre
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
29May
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
29May
Balance & Mobility
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29May
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29May
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29May
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
29May
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
29May
AG AT NIGHT: HOMESTEADING IN FLORIDA
7:00PM - 9:00PMManatee County Agricultural Museum, 1015 6th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
30May
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
30May
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
30May
Freedom Barre
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
30May
GREEN EXPLORERS: MAZE OF LIFE
10:00AM - 12:00PMManatee Public Beach, 4000 State Road 64 and Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217, USA
30May
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
30May
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
30May
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
30May
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center