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.
Service Animals are welcome. Other pets are not permitted at Ponce Park.
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
Alligator Creek ParkAmenities:
- Horseshoe Pit
- Picnic Tables
- Service Animals Only
Alligator Creek Park is approximately two (2) acres and primarily serves the Burnt Store Isles neighborhood of the City. The site is heavily wooded and bisected by Alligator Creek. A significant portion of the park is used as a storm water retention basin for an adjacent shopping center. Picnic facilities and horseshoe pits are available; however, additional facilities could enhance its attractiveness and usability.