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


Beginning March 27, 2017 through April 28, 2017 (weather and equipment operations permitting) Utility work is scheduled on W. Retta Esplanade Street between Cross St. aka US 41 SB to Gilchrist St. The roadway will be open to local traffic only. Detours and impact to traffic are to be anticipated. Hours of operation will be between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Motorists are encouraged to drive with extreme caution and be alert for workers in the right-of-ways. For information on this project, please Sr. Project Manager (941)575-5060. The park will remain closed through Dec. 2017. Pedestrians are requested to seek alternate routes and respect the contractors work zone for their safety.


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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