Located at 120 Laishley Court, Laishley Park is a pet friendly park that contains seventeen (17) acres with amenities that include a 400 foot fishing pier, parking facilities, interactive fountain, concert area & event lawn, Veterans Memorial Garden , and walking paths along Punta Gorda Pathways - Harborwalk. Waterfront restaurant and retail services are also available in the park at the Laishley Crab House Centre.
Laishley Marina, located in Laishley Park is a 94 slip marina providing direct access to Charlotte Harbor, the second largest harbor in the State of Florida, offering premier fishing & access to the Gulf of Mexico thru Boca Grande Pass. With a public boat ramp, pump out facilities, mooring field, and day dock the marina offers a plethora of boating services. The marina building contains the harbormaster office (link to harbormaster/marina page); retail ship store; day room with shower and laundry facilities; and a community room which is available for rental.
Located near major hotels, shopping & cultural centers, Laishley Park & Marina offers a great waterfront experience in the heart of historic Punta Gorda.
Other City Parks & Facilities
- Basketball Court
- Grilling Area
- Open Space
- Pickleball Court
- Picnic Tables
- Tennis Court
- Punta Gorda Pathways
Gilchrist Park provides approximately twelve (12) acres of Charlotte Harbor waterfront just west of US 41 hosting a variety of active recreation opportunities, including, basketball, pickleball, tennis, and a children’s playground area. Additionally, passive recreational activities include picnic pavilions, waterfront gazebo, and a fishing pier. As part of the Harborwalk Project, Gilchrist Park is undergoing renovations to include a new seawall, 20’ promenades along the harbor to complete the connection between the commercial anchors, Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel and Fishermen's Village, on either side of the Park. The Harborwalk is a key factor in increasing the economic viability and sustainability through the connection of important pedestrian components to the downtown area. The connections include the small businesses, restaurants, shops and stores, which service the local residents as well as the tourist community. The completion of the Punta Gorda Pathways, a strategic series of multiuse paths encircling the City, will link key destination points, improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, and enhance economic viability of the core commercial areas.