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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Trabue Park, previously identified as Mangrove Park, was renamed to give recognition to Isaac Trabue, a founding father of Punta Gorda.  The park contains ten (10) acres of mangroves and uplands located along the Peace River east of US 41. The park contains observation decks and a multi-use recreational trail.  It serves as a trailhead for the Punta Gorda Pathway section known as Harborwalk East.  Long term plans include the development of this parcel into a gateway park.

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