Sandbag Distribution

The County operates several sandbag filling locations ahead of significant storm events.

Residents (ID required) are allowed to fill ten bags per household.

Sandbag Distribution Locations

Please note that not all locations will operate in every emergency. Check this page for updates to see which locations are open.

Do not underestimate the amount of work needed to fill ten bags and transport the sand bags back home. Depending on how full you fill your bag, it can weigh 35-50 pounds. Ten bags can add 500 pounds to your vehicle.

Location

Status

Bennett Park (parking lot)- (SELF-SERVICE SITE)
400 Cypress Creek Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34208
Map

CLOSED

Bradenton Area Convention Center- (SELF SERVICE DISTRIBUTION SITE)
1 Haben Blvd.
Palmetto, FL 34221
Map

CLOSED
Buffalo Creek Park- (PREFILLED DISTRIBUTION SITE)
7550 69th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221
 
 CLOSED

G.T. Bray Park (parking lot)- (SELF SERVICE DISTRIBUTION SITE)
5502 33rd Ave Dr W
Bradenton, FL 34209
Map

CLOSED

Lakewood Ranch Park
5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34211
Map

CLOSED
Manatee Beach (parking lot)- (PREFILLED DISTRIBUTION SITE)
4000 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

CLOSED
 


Myakka Community Center (SELF-SERVICE SITE)

10060 Wauchula Rd
Myakka City, FL 34251

CLOSED

Public Works Stormwater Facility
5511 39th St E
Bradenton, FL 34203

CLOSED

Rubonia Community Center- (SELF-SERVICE SITE)
1309 72nd St E
Palmetto, FL 34221

CLOSED

Coquina Beach
  (South Bayside – near the guardrail)- (PREFILLED DISTRIBUTION SITE)
2650 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
CLOSED
Bayfront Park (North end – by the recycling center)- (PREFILLED DISTRIBUTION SITE)
310 North Bay Blvd.
Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
CLOSED
Palmetto Youth Center- (PREFILLED and SELF-SERVICE DISTRIBUTION SITE)
501 17th St W
Palmetto, FL 34221
CLOSED
Robinson Preserve Extension- (PREFILLED and SELF SERVICE DISTRIBUTION SITE)
10299 9th Ave NW
Bradenton, FL 34209
CLOSED
Palma Sola Park- (PREFILLED and SELF SERVICE DISTRIBUTION SITE)
7915 40th Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34209
CLOSED
Palma Sola Causeway Park- (SELF SERVICE DISTRIBUTION SITE)
9917 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34209

CLOSED
Manatee Golf Course- (SELF SERVICE DISTRIBUTION SITE)
6415 53rd Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34210
CLOSED
Pride Park- (SELF-SERVE DISTRIBUTION SITE)
6032 9th St E
Bradenton, FL 34203

CLOSED

Need help?

Contact Manatee 311

Flooding Tips

  • Make sure inlets near your property are free and clear of debris
  • Don't drive through water on roads
  • Use caution around downed trees as power lines could be involved
  • Report issues as soon as possible

Sandbag Disposal

We recommend keeping sandbags in storage through the end of hurricane season. Sandbags can be placed at the curb alongside your trash bin for regular garbage collection.

Sandbag Location Map

View sandbag locations and status in our Emergency Information map.