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
18Mar
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Mar
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Mar
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Mar
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
18Mar
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
18Mar
Freedom Barre
12:00PM - 12:50PM
18Mar
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
18Mar
Power-X
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
18Mar
TRX Circuit
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Mar
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Mar
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
19Mar
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
19Mar
BANG ™
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
19Mar
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
19Mar
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
19Mar
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
19Mar
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
19Mar
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
19Mar
WILD FL 101: ANIMAL PHYSICS
6:00PM - 8:00PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
19Mar
BANG™
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Mar
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
20Mar
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Mar
MANATEE AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDING TOUR: ROBINSON PRESERVE
8:00AM - 10:30AMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
20Mar
KAYAKING FOR FIRST TIMERS
9:00AM - 12:00PMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
20Mar
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Mar
Orchid Care and Repotting
10:00AM - 11:30AMUR/IFAS Extension Manatee County
20Mar
STROLLER STROLLS: TOM BENNETT PARK
10:00AM - 11:00AMTom Bennett Park, 280 Kay Rd, Bradenton, FL 34208, USA
20Mar
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
20Mar
Balance & Mobility
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Mar
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Mar
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
20Mar
"BYOB" Bring Your Own Bulbils - An Air Potato Control Presentation
5:30PM - 7:30PMUF/IFAS Extension Manatee County
20Mar
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
20Mar
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Mar
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Mar
RYE CEMETERY PRESERVATION AND BEAUTIFICATION
8:30AM - 11:00AMRye Preserve, 905 Rye Wilderness Trail, Parrish, FL 34219, USA
21Mar
Worker Protection-Train the Trainer (Palmetto)
9:00AM - 1:30PMManatee County Agricultural Museum, 1015 6th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
21Mar
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
21Mar
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Mar
GREEN EXPLORERS: NATURE'S SYMPHONY
10:00AM - 12:00PMConservatory Park, 8027 Conservatory Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA
21Mar
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
21Mar
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
21Mar
HOMESCHOOL BIOLOGY LABS: BIOCUBES
2:00PM - 4:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
21Mar
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
21Mar
Relaxation Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
21Mar
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
21Mar
Pound
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
22Mar
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
22Mar
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
22Mar
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room