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Gilchrist Park
Gilchrist Park shelter photo  Gilchrist Park - Rotary All Persons Playground photo
 
HISTORY1:
Named to honor Florida Governor (1909-1913) Albert W Gilchrist who bestowed about five acres of land in the Oak Branch area of town for what would be the developmentof a city park.
1 - Sources:  Focus Magazine, Plant City Photo Archives & History Center, Plant City: It's Origins and History by Quintilla Geer Bruton and D.E. Bailey

Gilchrist Park now includes an ADA compliant playground provided in 2005 by the Plant City Rotary Club and the Plant City Daybreak Rotary Club through a $100,000 grant in recognition of the Rotary International 100th anniversary. This park offers:
  • Two picnic pavilions with tables
  • Picnic tables under the grand oak canopies
  • Two playgrounds
  • Restrooms

Location: 704 N Pennsylvaniua Avenue MAP
GPS Coordinates:  Lat: 28o 01' 13.10" N    Long: 82o 07' 06.00" W
(bordered by Pennsylvania Avenue, Gilchrist Street, Knight Street and Tomlin Street)

City of Plant City 302 W. Reynolds St P.O. Box C Plant City, Fl. 33563 Ph: (813) 659-4200
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