The University Park Recreation District was formed by Manatee County on August 2, 2018 to purchase, operate and maintain the University Park Country Club and its related facilities along with +/- 100 acres of conservation and open space land in the District.

Our Mission

Deliver to members and guests ever evolving lifestyle experiences that are engaging and inclusive by providing exemplary service, facilities and amenities.

Our Vision

To be the preeminent gathering place for members and guests to meet, socialize and enjoy lifestyle opportunities that exceed their expectations in a modern club environment, that also enhances our residential community.

Our Core Values

Values that are truly important direct the decision we make, define our character, and preserve what is special about our Club. They are:

  • Integrity, Trust & Mutual Respect – Acting ethically in the best interests of our members, staff and community.
  • Quality – Striving to be the best that can be in all that we do.
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Transparency – Openly communicating our financial position and ensuring that operating budgets and reserves are sufficient to meet the current and future needs of the Club.
  • Environmental stewardship – Commitment to preserving our natural landscape and considering the environmental impact of our decisions.