Parks, Preserves & Beaches

Manatee County provides some of the best recreational activities and facilities in the state with 33 parks, 12 preserves, and miles of beaches.  The County also maintains 4 stand-alone tennis courts (listed under Parks), 3 dog parks, and 8 boat ramp facilities.

Click below to view our parks, preserves, beaches, and historical resources too!

For daily red tide conditions updated at 10 a.m and 3 p.m, go to visitbeaches.org and select a beach on the map.  Click here for more Red Tide Information & Updates

Sea turtle nesting season is May 1 to October 31.  It is against the law to touch or disturb nesting sea turtles, hatchlings, or their nests.  Help us protect these magnificent creatures.  For more information about sea turtles or to learn how you can help protect them, visit Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch.

All parks allow dogs on-leash. Dogs are not allowed at the beaches or the following preserves: Leffis Key, Moody Branch, Neal, and Perico.  Please visit our Pet Policies page or individual preserve pages for additional information.

Parks

Location Amenities
Bennett Park Bus Stop, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Fishing, Pavilion, Playground, Volleyball, Soccer, Trail
Bishop Point
Fishing, Open Space 
Blackburn Tennis Courts Bus Stop, Tennis
Blackstone Park Baseball, Bus Stop, Concessions, Grills, 3-Pavilions, Playground, Racquetball, Restrooms, Soccer, Softball
Braden River Park Baseball, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Concessions, Playground, Restrooms, Soccer
Buffalo Creek Park Baseball, Basketball, Concessions, Dog Park, Football, Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Soccer, Trail
Bunker Hill Community Park Baseball, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Fishing, Pavilion, Soccer, Trail
Conservatory Park Fishing, 2-Pavilions, Playground, Restrooms, Trail
Country Club East Park Grills, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Soccer
Crane Park Fishing, Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms 
Creekwood Park Dog Park, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Trail
East Bradenton Park Basketball, Bus Stop, Grills, Horseshoes, Lifeguards, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Softball, Splash Pad, Swimming Pool, Trail
Fort Hamer Park
Boat Ramp, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Fishing, Grills, Pavilion, Open Space, 
Greenbrook Park Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Soccer
G.T. Bray Park Amphitheater, Baseball, Basketball, Bus Stop, Concessions, Dog Park, Fitness Center, Football, Grills, Gymnasium, Horseshoes, Lifeguards, Open Space, 7-Pavilions, Pickleball, Playground, Racquetball, Recreation Center, Restrooms, Skate Park, Soccer, Softball, Splash Pad, Swimming Pool, Trail, Tennis
Holmes Beach Tennis Courts Tennis
J.P. Miller Tennis Courts Bus Stop, Tennis
John H. Marble Park Basketball, Bocce Ball, Bus Stop, Grills, Lifeguards, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Swimming Pool, Tennis
Lakewood Ranch Park Bus Stop, Baseball, Concessions, Football, Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis
Lincoln Park
Bus Stop, Basketball, Football, Grills, Open Space, 4-Pavilions, Playground, Restrooms, Soccer, Splash Pad, Trail
Manatee Palms Park Bus Stop, Grills, Open Space, 
McArthur Park Grills, Open Space
Myakka Community Park Basketball, Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Soccer, Softball, Trail
Ola Mae Sims Park Basketball, Grills, Horseshoes, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Softball, Trail, Volleyball 
Palma Sola Park Bus Stop, Concessions, Football, Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Soccer, Softball, 
Palma Sola Scenic Highway Benches, Bike Rack
Palmetto Tennis Courts Bus Stop, Tennis
Portosueno Park Open Space
Pride Park Bus Stop, Basketball, Grills, Open Space, 3-Pavilions, Playground, Restrooms, Soccer, Softball, Trail, Volleyball
Rose Park Bus Stop, Fishing, Open Space
Senrab Park Bus Stop, Open Space
Seville Park
Bus Stop, Open Space
Sunny Shores Park Grills
Sylvan Oaks Park Bus Stop, Grills, Open Space, Playground
University Place Community Park Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Tennis
Whitfield Park
Bus Stop, Grills, Open Space, 2-Pavilions, Playground, Restrooms, Softball

Preserves

Location Amenities
Duette Preserve
Camping, Fishing, Grills, Pavilion, Restrooms, Trails
Emerson Point Preserve
Beach, Fishing, Grills, 3-Pavilions, Restrooms, Trails
Headwaters at Duette Preserve Pavilion, Trails
Jiggs Landing Boat Ramp, Fishing, Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Trails
Leffis Key Trails (no dogs)
Moody Branch
Pavilion, Trails (no dogs or bikes)
Neal Preserve
Pavilion, Trails (no dogs)
Perico Preserve
Trails (no dogs)
Riverview Pointe Beach, Trails
Robinson Preserve
Beach, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Fishing, Grills, Open Space, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Trails
Rye Preserve
Camping, Canoe/Kayak Launch, Fishing, Grills, Pavilion, Playground, Restrooms, Trails
Ungarelli Preserve  Pavilion, Trails

Beaches

Lifeguards are on duty 365 days a year at both Coquina and Manatee Public Beaches.  The covered hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Labor Day thru Memorial Day and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Memorial Day thru Labor Day (summer).  Enjoy a great day at the beach - visit our Beach Safety page for more information.

Location Amenities
Anna Maria Bayfront Park
Bus Stop, Beach, Fishing, Grills, Pavilion, Restrooms, No Dogs
Coquina Beach
Bus Stop, Beach, Concession/Gift Shop, Grills, Lifeguards, Open Space, 5-Pavilions, Playground, Restrooms, Trail (no dogs), Volleyball
Manatee Beach Park
Bus Stop, Beach, Concession/Gift Shop, Lifeguards, Open Space, Playground, Restrooms, Volleyball, No Dogs
Palma Sola Causeway Park
Bus Stop, Fishing, Grills, Restrooms

Historical Resources

The Historical Resources Department of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Office promotes the preservation and protection of Manatee County’s past. Visit the Historical Resources website and discover "Where the Past Comes Alive".

 

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  • Parks & Natural Resources Department
  • (941) 742-5923
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