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PONCE DE LEON PARK

Ponce de Leon Park is a sixteen (16) acre facility located along Charlotte Harbor. The park contains a boardwalk through a mangrove forest, a non-profit wildlife sanctuary, a fishing pier, a beach area, small children’s playground and boat ramp facilities. The park is effectively buffered from the surrounding neighborhoods by a portion of the Charlotte Harbor State Buffer Reserve.

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Located on the western edge of the City at 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Ponce de Leon Park overlooks the vast expanse of Charlotte Harbor.  The parks amenities include a boat ramp, fishing piers, mangrove boardwalk, small playground, open air chapel area, and picnic pavilion.  The park also has a sandy beach area that is popular for watching the sunset and the boats cruising in and out of the channel into Punta Gorda Isles canal system.

Ponce de Leon Park is home to the Peace River Wildlife Center (PRWC).   A 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native-Florida wildlife.  The PRWC treats over 2,000 furry and feathered patients annually.  When a patient cannot be returned to the wild, but is otherwise healthy it becomes a permanent resident.  Housed attractive habitats suggestive of their native environments these permanent residents are available for public viewing daily, Contact Peace River Wildlife Center for hours of operation.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset.

Service Animals are welcome. Other pets are not permitted at Ponce Park.

10 acres on Charlotte Harbor at Ponce de Leon Inlet

  • ¼ mile raised boardwalk through wetland area with educational signage
  • Boat ramp
  • Boat trailer parking
  • Fishing piers
  • Parking 
  • Pavilion / shelter area
  • Peace River Wildlife Center
  • Playground
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Man-made beach

Ponce Park is available to rent for private events or for public events & festivals!

www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/visitors/ponce-de-leon-park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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