Picture Perfect Parks

Outdoor Beauty

Anna Maria Island

The Manatee County area is home to a virtual wonderland of parks, recreation areas and public beaches offering everything from swimming to fishing to surfing! With our moderate weather, parks can be enjoyed all year long, giving you the opportunity to bask in the beauty of the outdoors even in the dead of winter.

No matter what you are looking for, with numerous parks, golf courses, and 2.6 miles of beaches to choose from, we have something to offer everyone. Even our canine friends have the opportunity to romp and play in parks designed solely for their enjoyment.

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you will take time to unwind, enjoy your family, and be active.

Parks are organized by area of the County:

Bayfront ~ 310 North Bay Blvd.

17th Avenue West Park ~ 17th Ave. W. and 17th-22nd Streets W.
28th Street Park ~ 12th Ave. W. and 28th St. W.
Ballard Park ~ 18th St. W. and 10th Ave.
Botanical Garden ~ 9800 17th Ave. N.W.
Braden River ~ 5201 51st St. E.
De Soto National Memorial ~ 8300 DeSoto Memorial Highway
East Bradenton ~ 1119 13th St. E.
G.T. Bray ~ 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W.
Glazier Gates Park ~ Manatee Ave. E. and 10th St. E.
John H. Marble ~ 3675 53rd Ave. E.
Lewis Park ~ 3120 First Ave. W. (First Ave/30th St. W.)
Love Park ~ 11th Ave. W. and Second St. W.
Manatee Mineral Springs Park ~ Second Ave. E. and 14th St. E.
Manatee Palms ~ 6510 1st Ave. E.
Martin Luther King Jr. Park ~ 509 Ninth Ave. W.
Palma Sola Causeway ~ Manatee Ave. W. (SR 64)
Palma Sola (75th St) ~ 7915 40th Ave. W.
Park at Olde Westfield ~ Sixth Ave. W. and 30th St. W.
Pride ~ 815 63rd Ave. E.
Rossie Park ~ 101 9th St. West along the Manatee River
Whitfield ~ 7100 Madonna Pl.

Leffis Key ~ East side of Gulf Drive just north of Coquina Bayside Park

Happy Tails Canine Park ~ 51st Street West, Bradenton
Dog Leg Park at Buffalo Creek~ 7550 69th Street , Parrish

Duette ~ 2649 Rawls Rd.

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park ~ 3708 Patten Avenue
Madira Bickel Mound State Archeological Site ~ 3708 Patten Ave.

Lake Manatee State Park ~ 20007 Hwy 64 East
Lakewood Ranch ~ 5350 - Lakewood Ranch Blvd.

Crane ~ 37655 SR 70 E.
Myakka Community ~ 10060 - Wachula Rd.
Myakka River State Park ~ 13208 S.R. 72

17th Street Park ~ Two blocks west of 8th Avenue West
Blackstone~ 2112 14th Ave. W.
Buffalo Creek ~ 7550 - 69th St. E.
Emerson Point ~ 5801 17th St. W.
Hidden Lake ~ 12th Street between 17th and 20th Avenue
Hydrant Park ~ 1227 14th Avenue West
Lamb Park (with tennis courts) ~ 6th Street W. and 10th Avenue West
Lincoln ~ 715 17th St. E.
Palmetto Estuary ~ 101 -301 Rte 41
Palmetto Historical Park ~ 6th Street W. and 10th Avenue West
Riverside Park East ~ Green Bridge
Riverside Park West ( with boat ramp)~ Green Bridge
Rye Wilderness ~ 751 - Rye Wilderness Tr.
Sutton Park ~ 6th Street W. and 10th Avenue West
Taylor Park ~ 305 8th Street West

Ola Mae Sims ~ 11800 Erie Rd.

Egmont Key State Park ~ 4905 34th Street South, #5000