Gill Park

  • 825 W. Sheridan Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60613 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Dennis Gonzalez
  • Park Phone: (312) 742-7802

Located in the Lakeview community (two blocks south of Irving Park Road, on Sheridan Road slightly west of where Clarendon Avenue and Broadway Street join together), Gill Park sits on slightly more than two acres. The fieldhouse is air conditioned and contains a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, assembly hall (with portable stage), kitchen, and several clubrooms for rental. Outside, the park is equipped with a t-ball field and a playground.

Gill Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth—with special programming available on school holidays. Teens can make new friends in Teen Club, as tots can do in Play Group. On the cultural side, the park offers arts & crafts, drawing, and painting.

With Gill Park’s focus on fitness, there’s a large variety of aquatics programs—plus Pilates, yoga, walking club, and gymnastics. Sports include basketball, dodgeball, flag- and NERF-football, kickball, seasonal sports, soccer, softball,and volleyball. During the summer, there’s day camp, sports camp—plus baseball instruction/league.

History

Gill Park honors Lake View resident Joseph L. Gill (1886--1972), a Chicago Park District Commissioner, and local Democratic party leader. Gill served as 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman for more than 60 years. He was chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee from 1950 to 1953, and is said to have engineered Richard J. Daley's first nomination for mayor in 1955. Gill served the public in various capacities, including as controller of the Forest Preserve District beginning in 1919, as Illinois state representative from 1926 to 1930, and as clerk of the Municipal Court for most of the subsequent three decades. In 1960, Mayor Daley appointed Gill to the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners. Gill was serving as park district vice president at the time of his death in 1972. Two years before, the park district had decided to establish a recreational facility on West Sheridan Road in the densely-populated Lake View neighborhood. By 1972, the site had been acquired with the help of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and plans had been developed for a multi-story fieldhouse with a swimming pool, a gymnasium, and an assembly hall. Neighbors refer to the impressive structure as the "highrise fieldhouse." The park district installed a new soft surface playground at Gill Park in 1991.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Gill Diamond

Gill Diamond

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Gill Fieldhouse

Gill Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Hours: ,

Gill Fitness Center

Gill Fitness CenterAccessible

Hours: ,

Notes:

Sign up for a membership: Month, 3 Month, Year, Senior (Limited Hrs)

Descriptors: ADA Accessible Equipment

Senior Hours: Monday-Friday | 7am-12:30pm

Notice Valid From: 12/23/2016 - 11/2/2022

Please note, the fitness center will be shut down on Wednesdays from 12:30pm-1:30pm for a thorough cleaning.

Notice Valid From: 12/23/2016 - 12/11/2025

Gill Gymnasium

Gill Gymnasium

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Gill Clubrooms

Gill Clubrooms

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Gill Playground

Gill PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Click on the program name links below for program descriptions, availability information and to register online now (if available).

Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 204929InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 204928InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/13 14:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 204927InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Gill 204999InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 00:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 205063InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
$18.00
Basketball - 3 on 3 at Gill 205170InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Basketball at Gill 224197InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$0
Children's Theater at Gill 224209InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$20.00
Drawing & Painting at Gill 205891InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2017/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Gill 205892InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$33.00
Family Club at Gill 224196OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 1 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 14:15From September 11, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Monday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Tuesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10:15am
Each Thursday from 9:15am to 10:15am
$25.00
Family Swim at Gill 205961OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2017/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Gill 206081InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Gill 206082InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 22:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$12.00
Floor Hockey at Gill 224194InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2017/10/21 14:30From October 21, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Gill 224195InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2017/10/21 16:00From October 21, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$10.00
Fun and Games at Gill 224200InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$10.00
Kiddie College at Gill 206468InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2017/09/11 15:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 10:30am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 2pm
$43.00
Kiddie College at Gill 224193InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:30From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10:30am to 2pm
$43.00
Lap Swim at Gill 206503OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Each Sunday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 206588InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 206590InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2017/09/13 01:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 206586InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/13 20:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 206589InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 206587InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 19:15From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$30.00
Little Artists at Gill 224201InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 12:45pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Gill 224207InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 18:15From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:15pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 1:15pm to 2pm
$20.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 206948InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 20:30From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
$13.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 206947InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 21:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$13.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Gill 207043OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Gill 207084InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:30From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 9, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
$153.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Gill 207147Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:30From September 5, 2017 to June 8, 2018$459.00
Pilates at Gill 207215InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$42.00
Pilates at Gill 207216InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$42.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 207510InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 21:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 207511InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/19 22:15From September 19, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at Gill 207587OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Gill 207645InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 22:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$12.00
Storybook Adventures at Gill 224203InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 17:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
$20.00
Storytime at Gill 224205InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/12 16:00From September 12, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Thursday from 11am to 11:45am
$20.00
T-Ball at Gill 224198InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2017/09/09 14:30From September 9, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to Noon
$15.00
TEAM Sports at Gill 207938InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 21:30From September 11, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
$35.00
TEAM Sports at Gill 207940InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to January 6, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Saturday from 9am to 11am
$35.00
TEAM Sports at Gill 207939InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:30From September 11, 2017 to January 4, 2018
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Gill 208029InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6:30pm
$0
Teen Swim at Gill 208055OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/16 00:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 208119InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 208120InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 208162InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 22:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 208164InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 15:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 208163InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 208165InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$34.00
Tot Spot at Gill 208281OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$11.00
Weight Training at Gill 224199InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:30pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8:30pm
$0
Yoga at Gill 208651InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$42.00
Yoga at Gill 208652InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$42.00
Yoga at Gill 208653InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/16 14:30From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$42.00
Yoga at Gill 208654InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2017 to December 9, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$42.00
Youth Swim at Gill 208734OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2017/09/11 20:00From September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$0
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Gill 213342InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2018 to March 23, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$153.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Gill 219269InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:30From April 2, 2018 to June 18, 2018
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$153.00

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Located in the Lakeview community (two blocks south of Irving Park Road, on Sheridan Road slightly west of where Clarendon Avenue and Broadway Street join together), Gill Park sits on slightly more than two acres. The fieldhouse is air conditioned and contains a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, assembly hall (with portable stage), kitchen, and several clubrooms for rental. Outside, the park is equipped with a t-ball field and a playground.

Gill Park is one of the sites for the popular Park Kids after school program for youth—with special programming available on school holidays. Teens can make new friends in Teen Club, as tots can do in Play Group. On the cultural side, the park offers arts & crafts, drawing, and painting.

With Gill Park’s focus on fitness, there’s a large variety of aquatics programs—plus Pilates, yoga, walking club, and gymnastics. Sports include basketball, dodgeball, flag- and NERF-football, kickball, seasonal sports, soccer, softball,and volleyball. During the summer, there’s day camp, sports camp—plus baseball instruction/league.

Gill Park honors Lake View resident Joseph L. Gill (1886--1972), a Chicago Park District Commissioner, and local Democratic party leader. Gill served as 46th Ward Democratic Committeeman for more than 60 years. He was chairman of the Democratic County Central Committee from 1950 to 1953, and is said to have engineered Richard J. Daley's first nomination for mayor in 1955. Gill served the public in various capacities, including as controller of the Forest Preserve District beginning in 1919, as Illinois state representative from 1926 to 1930, and as clerk of the Municipal Court for most of the subsequent three decades. In 1960, Mayor Daley appointed Gill to the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners. Gill was serving as park district vice president at the time of his death in 1972. Two years before, the park district had decided to establish a recreational facility on West Sheridan Road in the densely-populated Lake View neighborhood. By 1972, the site had been acquired with the help of funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and plans had been developed for a multi-story fieldhouse with a swimming pool, a gymnasium, and an assembly hall. Neighbors refer to the impressive structure as the "highrise fieldhouse." The park district installed a new soft surface playground at Gill Park in 1991.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.