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 | 10am-12pm

Notice Valid From: 11/20/2015 - 11/20/2016

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

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. See our offerings in the Summer tab below - click on the program name links to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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 185243InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 164883InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/21 14:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 164882InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/23 14:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Gill 164957InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/22 00:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 165022InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
$17.00
Basketball - 3 on 3 at Gill 185384InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Gill 165794InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Gill 165795InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/09/21 23:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$31.00
Family Swim at Gill 165860OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/09/23 18:00From September 23, 2016 to November 27, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Gill 165972InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Gill 165973InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$11.00
Floor Hockey at Gill 165974InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$11.00
Kiddie College at Gill 166625InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
$41.00
Lap Swim at Gill 166705OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Each Sunday from 11am to 12:45pm
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 166787InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/20 20:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 166789InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/09/21 01:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 166785InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/21 20:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 166788InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/22 20:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 166786InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 19:15From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$30.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 167135InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 20:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$12.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 167134InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/21 21:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Gill 167243OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Park Kids - Fall at Gill 167285InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 19:30From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 6:30pm
$146.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Gill 167354Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 18:30From September 6, 2016 to June 16, 2017$438.00
Pilates at Gill 184629InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 16:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$0
Pilates at Gill 184630InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/24 17:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$40.00
Pre-Teen Club at Gill 167617OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 12 but less than 13Coed2016/09/29 22:30From September 29, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Gill 184635InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 21:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 167854InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 167855InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at Gill 167942OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Gill 167998InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$11.00
Stretching at Gill 184632InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
TEAM Sports at Gill 168247InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2016 to January 6, 2017
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
$28.00
TEAM Sports at Gill 168249InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to January 7, 2017
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 168248InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:30From September 19, 2016 to January 5, 2017
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Gill 168331InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Teen Swim at Gill 168355OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/09/24 00:30From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 168581InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 168582InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/22 15:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 168623InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 22:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 168625InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 15:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 168624InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$34.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 168626InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/24 18:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$34.00
Tot Spot at Gill 184627OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3Coed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$10.00
Yoga at Gill 169106InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 169107InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 169108InstructionWellness - Yoga60 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$0
Yoga at Gill 169109InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 169110InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/24 14:30From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 169111InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$40.00
Youth Swim at Gill 169190OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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

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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.