Gilchrist Park, Punta Gorda

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  • Fabulous place for walking and picnics. The views are very nice and a great place for sunset watching. There are picnic benches, pavilions, barbque grills and plenty accommodations for your pets. It's...  more »
  • I know there are renovations going on, but they don't seem to make sense. For example, the driveway was recently closed and replaced by a circle drive to nowhere, without parking and not anywhere near...  more »
  • When i first moved here three years ago Gilchrist was a lovely park where people came for picnics, to walk along the river, have family reunions, watch the sun set over Charlotte Harbor, etc. The Guit...  more »
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  • All the bad reviews are coming from people who use to be able to park all over the place. Now that they re done the park and can't park everywhere they are mad making bad reviews. This park is great! They are not finished so bathrooms are not there but they do have portable ones. Playground is being built along with restrooms in the next phase. Great place for walking, biking, and watching a sunset. It's also pet friendly! More trees are also in the works there! It's a great park with a great atmosphere!
  • Inadequate parking and the bathrooms are basically glorified outhouses. This park used to be a warm, small town feeling park but has been "improved" by the city leaders by removing parking and the bathrooms. Replacing structures with steel and cement. It's lost its charm, sadly. The park also had music and a festival atmosphere on Thursday nights. Now, mostly empty with a few straggler musicians and few people. Seems the park is no longer accessible for a crowd.
  • Nice, but not what it used to be on Thursdays. Hopefully the guitar army will come back. Too much straight line hard surfaces in the new design to my liking.
  • They have made it so nice out there, been going there for years. Once the playgrounds done it will be even better. Love to go down there and go for a walk and just enjoy the peacefulness of it.
  • Very nice waterfront park. Bay not ocean , no swimming. Tennis courts, basketball I think. Children's playground. Pavilions and bbq
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