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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Other City Parks & Facilities


The Cooper Street Recreation Center contains approximately 3 acres and serves the youth of Punta Gorda.  As one of the City’s most intensively developed parks, Cooper Street offers a variety of educational support; cultural stimulation and recreational challenges to the City’s youth.  Recent upgrades through CDBG funding provided new playground equipment replacing the 20 year old outdated equipment.  The new equipment improves the facility dramatically making it a safer and more user friendly center.

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