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 19, 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
16Sep
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Recreation Center
16Sep
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Sep
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Sep
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Sep
TINKERGARTEN AT TOM BENNETT PARK
10:15AM - 11:30AMTom Bennett Park, 280 Kay Rd, Bradenton, FL 34208, USA
16Sep
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
16Sep
Ultra Beginner Line Dance
1:00PM - 1:50PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
16Sep
High Beginner Line Dance
2:00PM - 2:50PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
16Sep
TRX- Core
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
16Sep
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
16Sep
Strenght Training
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Sep
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Sep
CORE - APPLYING PESTICIDES CORRECTLY (MANATEE)
8:30AM - 10:30AMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
17Sep
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
17Sep
BANG ™
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
17Sep
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
17Sep
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
17Sep
TORTOISE TALKS
3:30PM - 4:30PMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
17Sep
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
17Sep
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
17Sep
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Sep
BANG™
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
17Sep
Rollassage
7:30PM - 8:30PMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
18Sep
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
18Sep
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Sep
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Sep
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
18Sep
TINKERGARTEN AT GT BRAY PARK
10:00AM - 11:15AMG.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
18Sep
LIBRARY LEARNING: SPECTACULAR SEA TURTLES
10:15AM - 11:00AMBraden River Branch Library, 4915 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203, USA
18Sep
Balance & Mobility
11:15AM - 12:00PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Sep
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Sep
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Sep
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
18Sep
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Sep
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Sep
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
19Sep
Hort Talks - COMMERCIAL
9:00AM - 1:00PMManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
19Sep
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Sep
GREEN EXPLORERS: SQUIRRELY SQUIRRELS
10:00AM - 12:00PMG.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
19Sep
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
19Sep
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
19Sep
HOMESCHOOL BIOLOGY LAB: SQUID DISSECTIONS
2:00PM - 4:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
19Sep
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
19Sep
Relaxation Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Sep
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
19Sep
Pound
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
19Sep
Rollassage
7:30PM - 8:30PMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
19Sep
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE NEST: RARE: CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK, PART 1
8:00PM - 9:00PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
20Sep
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
20Sep
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room