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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Coquina Beach Parking and Drainage Project
March 22, 2019
Contractors will start work on the southern parking lot April 1.Read More
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

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
23Mar
HISTORIC VALENTINE HOUSE OPEN
8:30AM - 4:30PMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
23Mar
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
23Mar
Boot Camp
9:00AM - 9:45AMGT Bray Fitness Center
23Mar
EMERSON ENHANCERS VOLUNTEER WORKDAY
9:00AM - 12:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
23Mar
NEST NATURE DAYS
9:00AM - 4:00PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
23Mar
OPEN CABIN AT JIGGS LANDING
9:00AM - 1:00PMJiggs Landing, 6106 63rd St E, Bradenton, FL 34203, USA
23Mar
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
23Mar
CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ATTENDANCE - Florida Friendly Landscaping for Coastal Environments
11:00AM - 12:30PMUF/IFAS Extension Manatee County
23Mar
Rollassage
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
23Mar
Aqua Combo
12:15PM - 1:15PMG. T. Bray Pool
23Mar
FAMILIES FLOCK TOGETHER: FANTASTIC FOSSILS
1:00PM - 3:00PMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
25Mar
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Mar
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Mar
BANG™
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Mar
Vinyasa Yoga
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
25Mar
TRX Circuit
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center multi-purpose room
25Mar
Freedom Barre
12:00PM - 12:50PM
25Mar
Power-X
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
25Mar
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
25Mar
TRX Circuit
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Mar
Strengthen & Lengthen
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Mar
EMERSON POINT MANATEE AUDUBON SOCIETY BIRDING TOUR
8:30AM - 10:30AMEmerson Point Preserve, 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
26Mar
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
26Mar
Zumba
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
26Mar
BANG ™
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
26Mar
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
26Mar
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room
26Mar
PRESERVE AMBASSADORS: UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
2:00PM - 4:30PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
26Mar
Irrigation with Water Conservation in Mind
5:30PM - 7:30PM1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221, USA
26Mar
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
26Mar
Aqua Zumba
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Pool
26Mar
Vinyasa Yoga
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
26Mar
BANG™
6:30PM - 7:30PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Mar
Boot Camp
5:45AM - 6:30AMGT Bray Fitness Center
27Mar
Wake Up Yoga
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Mar
Strengthen & Lengthen
9:00AM - 9:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Mar
FLYING WILD EDUCATOR WORKSHOP
9:00AM - 4:00PMRobinson Preserve, 10299 9th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
27Mar
ROBINSON PRESERVE PADDLE
9:00AM - 12:30PMRobinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA
27Mar
Freedom Barre
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
27Mar
Balance & Mobility
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Mar
Ballroom Dance
3:30PM - 4:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Mar
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center
27Mar
Cycle
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
27Mar
Relaxation Yoga
6:30PM - 7:20PMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Mar
Tai Chi
8:00AM - 8:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Mar
Cardio Flex
9:00AM - 9:50AMGymnasium
28Mar
Chair-obics
10:00AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center- Multipurpose Room
28Mar
Water Aerobics
10:15AM - 10:50AMGT Bray Pool
28Mar
Women & Weights
11:00AM - 11:50AMGT Bray Recreation Center-Multipurpose Room
28Mar
Boot Camp
5:30PM - 6:20PMGT Bray Fitness Center