Punta Gorda’s Gilchrist Park Enhances Local Real Estate Values

gilchrist park statue448x336Gilchrist Park located on the south side of downtown Punta Gorda, is one of three premier parks that enhance the quality of living in this beautiful city. The park takes its name from Albert Gilchrist, Punta Gorda’s favorite citizen who made significant contributions to the city over the course of his life. Gilchrist made his name in real estate and land surveying but he also became active in politics.

Finding success, he graduated from local to regional politics, culminating with being elected Florida’s governor from 1908 to 1913. The most endearing part of his legacy was a gift to the children of Punta Gorda, the Mason every Halloween provide ice cream to the “trick or treaters” at the park; the perpetual funding is provided by provision from Mr. Gilchrist will. The park is flanked by Charlotte Harbor on one side and beautiful historic Victorian homes on the other. Within easy walking distance of downtown or in the other direction, you’re at Punta Gorda’s number one tourist attraction, Fishermen’s Village, with its variety of shops and restaurants.

The Gilchrist Park has an array of amenities ranging from children’s playground, harbor pier, tennis courts, picnic area and gazebo. Always bustling with activity the park has a tradition of hosting a number of fun and interesting events throughout the year.

Dating back over twenty five years, the park plays host every Thursday night to, “Open Mike Thursday”. You will find musician from around the world, congregating to share their love of music, taking turns playing on the gazebo, often culminating with a jam session.

It is only fitting, annually, Punta Gorda hosts its own “National Hibiscus Festival“ held at the park. Famous for these beautiful flowers, what makes this event so special is Punta Gorda is also known as the “City of Hibiscus”.

Gilchrist Park plays host too many other events during the year, including “Car Shows” and “Craft Fairs”. Charlotte Harbor, gleaming in the background makes this just the perfect venue for any event.

Punta Gorda’s rich history coupled with a tradition of investing in the community, translates into enhanced real estate values and long term stability. When you’re looking for that perfect piece of Florida real estate, consider the location and how it can enrich your life. When measuring real estate value coupled with quality of life Punta Gorda cannot be beat.

To learn more about the incredible real estate values available in our area, or to view Punta Gorda property for sale, please visit www.paradiseinpuntagorda.com or email me at ken@paradiseinpuntagorda.com or call 941-661-9773.


Ken Poirier

Hi, I'm Ken Poirier a local area resident and Realtor in Punta Gorda, Fl. To learn more about the incredible real estate available in the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and North Port areas, please feel free to contact me directly by phone at (941) 661-9773, email ken@paradiseinpuntagorda.com or connect with me on Facebook.

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