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
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This site was purchased in 2003 by the City of Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agency for the purpose of providing a public gathering space and additional parking for the historic Charlotte County Courthouse. The Courthouse facility underwent a complete historically accurate restoration in 2009. As a complement to this restoration the design of the site incorporated an urban plaza occupying approximately 1/5 (one fifth) of the site. The improvements include seating, landscaping and a brick path. The area hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market on Saturdays throughout the year.