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
16Feb
MANATEE AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDING TOUR: BENNETT PARK
7:30AM - 8:30AMTom Bennett Park, 280 Kay Rd, Bradenton, FL 34208, USA
16Feb
COQUINA COASTAL CLEANUP
9:00AM - 12:00PMCoquina Beach South Boat Ramp, 1465 Gulf Dr S, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217, USA
16Feb
RYE PRESERVE MASTER GARDENER TOUR
9:00AM - 11:00AMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
16Feb
NATURALIST GUIDED WAGON TOURS
9:00AM - 10:30AMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
16Feb
NEST NATURE DAYS
9:00AM - 4:00PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
16Feb
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Feb
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:45AMGT Bray Fitness Center
16Feb
RYE PRESERVE NATURE CENTER OPEN
9:00AM - 4:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
16Feb
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Feb
Aqua Combo
12:15PM - 1:15PMG. T. Bray Pool
16Feb
*NEW* BIOCUBE PROJECT: EXPLORE MANATEE COUNTY'S BIODIVERSITY
1:00PM - 3:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
18Feb
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:20AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Feb
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Feb
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Feb
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Feb
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
18Feb
Freedom Barre
12:00PM - 12:50PM
18Feb
Power-X
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
18Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
18Feb
TRX Circuit
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Feb
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Feb
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
19Feb
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
19Feb
BANG ™
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
19Feb
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
19Feb
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
19Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
19Feb
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Feb
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
19Feb
BANG Power Dance
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
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
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Feb
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
20Feb
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT 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
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
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