Manatee Mineral Springs Park

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1312 2nd Ave E
Bradenton FL, 34208

A State historical marker at Manatee Mineral Springs (formerly known as Indian Spring) Park describes the rich history of this location, named after a natural spring used by American Indians. Now a traditional neighborhood park in the heart of the Old Manatee district, the park is one of the region’s oldest parks on record – and there are plans to add to it. The park has picnic tables, a gazebo, connected story plaques, and a vacant tract attached to the park is the future site of Reflections of Manatee Inc. Historical Complex, which will pay homage to the founding of Manatee Settlement in 1842. Early pioneers came to this area to collect fresh water from the spring and get their mail from the postmaster. Recognized as a site on the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom since 2018, the park was revitalized and rededicated in 2022. A new attraction is a hand pump drawing spring water onto a relief map of the Manatee River. Enjoy picnic tables, a quaint gazebo, and a boardwalk extending into the river.

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Historical Attraction, Park Preserve, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking Nature Trails, Outdoor Recreation, Picnic Area