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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Interactive Fountain

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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Other City Parks & Facilities

  • Ponce de Leon Park

    Ponce de Leon Park Sunset
    1. Address:Ponce de Leon Parkway
      Punta Gorda , FL 33950
    1. Beach
    2. Birding
    3. Boat Ramp
    4. Fishing/Pier
    5. Observation Deck/Area
    6. Open Air Chapel
    7. Open Space
    8. Parking
    9. Pavillion(s)
    10. Picnic Tables
    11. Playground
    12. Restrooms
    13. Seating Area/Benches
    14. Stationary Grills
    1. Parks

Ponce de Leon Park is a sixteen (16) acre facility located along Charlotte Harbor.  The park contains a boardwalk through a mangrove forest, a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, a fishing pier, a beach area, small children’s playground and boat ramp facilities.  The park is effectively buffered from the surrounding neighborhoods by a portion of the Charlotte Harbor State Buffer Reserve.

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