Project Description:

Construction of a 20 foot Harborwalk in Gilchrist Park beginning at Harvey Street and continuing to the western extinct of Gill Street (Conquistador Statue).  The project will also include

  • Decorative seating area south of existing gazebo
  • Large & small pavilion
  • Brick courtyard area
  • Brick intersection improvements on Harvey, Durrance, & Gill St.
  • Parking enhancements
  • New Seawall
  • Stormwater management system
  • Landscape improvements & irrigation
  • Decorative site lighting
  • Park Amenities including grills, trash receptacles, picnic tables, and flag pole

Gilchrist Park Concept Plan

Project Update:

20170203 to Seawall
20170203 from Ponce Statue
20170203 from Gill
20170203 from Durrance
20170203 from Harvey


Rough site grading continues at Gilchrist Park with stormwater management areas and other site features being sculpted.  Preparations continue off site for demolition of the existing seawall with work on-site expected to commence in the coming weeks.  City of Punta Gorda Utilities is videoing the sewer pipes along this section of W Retta Esplanade to verify the condition of the existing infrastructure prior to any major contactor work within the right of way.  Please avoid driving in this area when possible if driving cannot be avoided please drive with due caution to ensure the safety of workers operating within the street.


Project Area Map:

400 W. Retta Esplanade

Punta Gorda, FL  33950

Gilchrist Park: Harvey Street to Gill Street

Gilchrist Area One

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