Located at 400 W. Retta Esplanade in historic Punta Gorda, the Gilchrist Park Playground is adjacent to Charlotte Harbor and sits underneath the iconic Ficus Tree.
The Playground includes an Pirate ship where you can "walk the plank" and steer the ship! Other playground features include a swings, climbing areas, slides, and other features for an unlimited amount of fun.
The playground is geared towards children ages 5 to 12 years old. Adult supervision is recommended at all times.
The Playground in part was made possible through the generosity and support of the Friends of Gilchrist Park Playground.
400 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
- 11 acres along Charlotte Harbor
- Basketball court
- Connection to Punta Gorda Pathways
- Connection to Laishley Park
- Fishing pier
- Shelters & picnic tables
- Small beach
- Sidewalk for walking, jogging and biking
- Tennis & pickle ball courts
Other City Parks & Facilities
- Nature Trail/Preserve
- Picnic Tables
- Seating Area/Benches
The Punta Gorda Nature Park is a twenty-one (21) acre park situated in the center of Punta Gorda Isles neighborhood. The park includes pine palmetto forest and salt/high marsh habitats which include a multi-use recreational trail and observation deck. The remainder of the park is disturbed upland areas which present opportunities for the development of a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Staff works with a volunteer group to maintain and enhance the park for educational outdoor classroom training and nature lectures.