Gilchrst Park Playground Area

Gilchrst Park Playground Pavilion Area 

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.

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400 W. Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Gilchrist Park is available to rent for private rentals or for public events & festivals!

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  • Gilchrist Park

    Gilchrist Park Harbor View
    1. Address:1000 West Retta Esplanade
      Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    Amenities:
    1. Basketball Court
    2. Beach
    3. Fishing/Pier
    4. Gazebo
    5. Grilling Area
    6. Open Space
    7. Parking
    8. Pathway
    9. Pavillion(s)
    10. Pickleball Court
    11. Picnic Tables
    12. Playground
    13. Restrooms
    14. Tennis Court
    Categories:
    1. Parks
    2. 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.

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