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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.

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
  • Parking 
  • Pavilion / shelter area
  • Peace River Wildlife Center
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Man-made beach

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

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 Other City Parks & Facilities

  • Laishley Park

    Laishley Park Marriage Point
    1. Address:Nesbit Street
      Punta Gorda, FL 33955
    Amenities:
    1. Fishing/Pier
    2. Grilling Area
    3. Observation Deck/Area
    4. Open Space
    5. Parking
    6. Pathway
    7. Pavillion(s)
    8. Pet Friendly
    9. Picnic Tables
    10. Playground
    11. Restrooms
    12. Seating Area/Benches
    Categories:
    1. Parks
    2. Punta Gorda Pathways

Laishley Park contains seventeen (17) acres originally developed in 1993 within the Downtown District.  In 2005 redevelopment of the park began with the construction of new docks, a boat ramp, parking facilities, and a marina building containing a Harbor Master’s Office and a community room.  Additionally, construction of a restaurant, open pavilions to facilitate a fresh market, and an outdoor concert area/festival space were completed in 2010.  This facility hosts a variety of festivals and events from chili bake-offs to concerts and is host to a 4th of July celebration.

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