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
October 18, 2019
Due to possible storms later today, join us in the gymnasium on Friday, October 18, at G.T. Bray Park for the 17th 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
13Nov
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
13Nov
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
13Nov
MANATEE AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDING TOUR: PERICO PRESERVE
8:00AM - 12:00PMConservatory Park, 8027 Conservatory Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA
13Nov
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
13Nov
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
13Nov
Chair Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMG.T. Bray Movie Room
13Nov
Balance & Mobility
11:15AM - 12:00PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
13Nov
Latin Dance
2:00PM - 3:20PMG.T. Multi-purpose room
13Nov
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
13Nov
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
13Nov
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
13Nov
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
14Nov
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
14Nov
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
14Nov
Cardio Kick
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
14Nov
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
14Nov
TREETOTS: COLOR OF NATURE
10:00AM - 11:00AM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
14Nov
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
14Nov
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
14Nov
NEST NATURE AFTERNOONS
1:00PM - 4:00PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
14Nov
SCIENCE AND SERVICE BOOK CLUB: RIVER OF GRASS
5:00PM - 6:30PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
14Nov
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
14Nov
Relaxation Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
14Nov
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
14Nov
Pound
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
14Nov
Rollassage
7:30PM - 8:30PMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
15Nov
Farm City Week 28th Annual Agricultural Bus Tour
All DayManatee County Cooperative Extension Service, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
15Nov
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
15Nov
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
15Nov
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMG.T. Bray Recreation Center
15Nov
Cycle Plus
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
15Nov
Strength Training
11:15AM - 12:00PM
16Nov
RYE PRESERVE NATURE CENTER OPEN
8:00AM - 12:00PMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
16Nov
MORNINGS AT THE NEST
8:00AM - 12:00PM"The NEST" at Robinson Preserve, 840 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
16Nov
DISCOVER DUETTE WAGON TOUR: FALL WILDFLOWER TOUR
8:30AM - 12:00PMDuette Preserve, 2649 Rawls Rd, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
16Nov
HOW DO I GET STARTED AND FALL IN LOVE WITH KAYAKING
9:00AM - 11:00AMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
16Nov
RYE PRESERVE MASTER GARDENER TOUR
9:00AM - 11:00AMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
16Nov
EMERSON POINT MASTER GARDENER TOUR
9:00AM - 11:00AMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
16Nov
Rye Preserve Nature and Plant ID Tour
9:00AM - 11:00AMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
16Nov
Emerson Point Nature and Plant ID Tour
9:00AM - 11:00AMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
16Nov
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:45AMGT Bray Fitness Center
16Nov
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Nov
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
16Nov
Understanding Plant Toxicity
10:00AM - 12:00PMUF/IFAS Extension Manatee County
16Nov
Rollassage
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
16Nov
Aqua Combo
12:15PM - 1:15PMG. T. Bray Pool
17Nov
Robinson Preserve Nature and Plant ID Tour
9:00AM - 11:00AMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
17Nov
ROBINSON PRESERVE MASTER GARDENER TOUR
9:00AM - 11:00AMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
17Nov
RIDE TOM BENNETT PARK BY BIKE
10:00AM - 11:00AMTom Bennett Park, 280 Kay Rd, Bradenton, FL 34208, USA
17Nov
RISE & SHINE POWER FLOW YOGA
10:30AM - 11:45AMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA