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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John H. Marble Pool Temporary Closure
April 10, 2019
John H. Marble Pool will be closed temporarily for maintenance the week of April 15 - 21.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
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
21Apr
RISE & SHINE POWER FLOW YOGA
10:30AM - 11:30AMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
22Apr
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
22Apr
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
22Apr
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
22Apr
PADDLE UPPER GAMBLE CREEK
9:00AM - 12:00PMMulholland Road, Mulholland Rd, Florida 34219, USA
22Apr
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
22Apr
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
22Apr
Freedom Barre
12:00PM - 12:50PM
22Apr
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
22Apr
Power-X
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
22Apr
TRX Circuit
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
23Apr
GI-BMP Commercial
8:00AM - 3:00PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
23Apr
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
23Apr
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
23Apr
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
23Apr
BANG ™
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
23Apr
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
23Apr
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
23Apr
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
23Apr
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
23Apr
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
23Apr
BANG™
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
24Apr
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
24Apr
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
24Apr
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
24Apr
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
24Apr
Balance & Mobility
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
24Apr
ALFRESCO ART: SOLAR DYEING
1:00PM - 3:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
24Apr
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
24Apr
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
24Apr
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
24Apr
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Apr
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Apr
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
25Apr
RYE PRESERVERS TRAILBLAZING VOLUNTEER WORKDAY
9:00AM - 11:30AMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
25Apr
GREEN EXPLORERS: CREEK RETREAT
10:00AM - 12:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
25Apr
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Apr
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
25Apr
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
25Apr
HOMESCHOOL BIOLOGY LABS: OWL PELLET DISSECTIONS
2:00PM - 4:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
25Apr
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
25Apr
Relaxation Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Apr
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
25Apr
Pound
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
26Apr
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
26Apr
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Apr
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
26Apr
Cycle + Yogalates
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Apr
TALL TAILS TRIBE: REPTILE RENDEZVOUS
10:00AM - 11:00AMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
26Apr
TRX Circuit for beginners
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room