Located on the western edge of the City at 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Ponce de Leon Park overlooks the vast expanse of Charlotte Harbor. The parks amenities include a boat ramp, fishing piers, mangrove boardwalk, small playground, open air chapel area, and picnic pavilion. The park also has a sandy beach area that is popular for watching the sunset and the boats cruising in and out of the channel into Punta Gorda Isles canal system.
Ponce de Leon Park is home to the Peace River Wildlife Center (PRWC). A 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native-Florida wildlife. The PRWC treats over 2,000 furry and feathered patients annually. When a patient cannot be returned to the wild, but is otherwise healthy it becomes a permanent resident. Housed attractive habitats suggestive of their native environments these permanent residents are available for public viewing daily, Contact Peace River Wildlife Center for hours of operation.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset.
3400 Ponce De Leon Parkway
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
10 acres on Charlotte Harbor at Ponce de Leon Inlet
- ¼ mile raised boardwalk through wetland area with educational signage
- Boat ramp
- Boat trailer parking
- Fishing piers
- Pavilion / shelter area
- Peace River Wildlife Center
- Picnic tables
- Man-made beach
Other City Parks & Facilities
Baker Park is a joint venture between the School Board of Charlotte County and the City. It consists of an area on the school property which was developed by the City and is maintained by the School Board. It was completed in 2008 and is well used by the local residents, school facilitators and students.