Gill Park

  • 825 W. Sheridan Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60613 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Robert Geraghty
  • 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 Center

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Notes: M-F, 6:30am-9:30pm; Sa/Su, 9am-4:30pm; ADA accessible equipment Sign up for a membership

Gill Gymnasium

Gill Gymnasium

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Gill Clubrooms

Gill Clubrooms

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Gill Playground

Gill PlaygroundAccessible

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Gill Park Pool

Gill Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)742-5807

9/15-12/7 Gill Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 9/12/2014 - 12/8/2014

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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 91904InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/17 14:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 91903InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2014/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Gill 91980InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2014/09/18 00:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 92052InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 92050InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 92051InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Basketball at Gill 92273InstructionSports - Basketball60 and upCoed2014/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Flag Football at Gill 92879InstructionSports - FootballAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2014/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Flag Football at Gill 92881InstructionSports - FootballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2014/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Flag Football at Gill 92880InstructionSports - FootballAt least 13 but less than 14Coed2014/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Gill 111644PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$35.00
Gym Wheel - Beginner Partnership at Gill 111645PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2014/09/19 22:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$35.00
Gymnastics at Gill 93089InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2014/09/16 21:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 93592InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 93594InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2014/09/17 01:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 93535InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 93593InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 93591InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/20 18:00From September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 93973InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2014/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$10.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 93974InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 19:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$10.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Gill 94051InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 18:30From September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
$140.00
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Gill 111622Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/02 18:30From September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
$420.00
Pre-Teen Club at Gill 94240OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2014/09/25 22:00From September 25, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gill 94364InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Gill 94365InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2014/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 94647InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 20:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 94648InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2014/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$0
Skateboarding at Gill 92156InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2014/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
TEAM Sports at Gill 94801InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 17Coed2014/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2014 to January 2, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
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 94803InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2014/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2014 to January 3, 2015
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 94802InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2014/09/16 00:30From September 15, 2014 to January 1, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Gill 94889InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2014/09/18 22:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 95117InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 95118InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/18 15:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 95154InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 22:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 95156InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 95155InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 22:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Volleyball at Gill 95390InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2014/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Gill 95389InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Walking Club at Gill 95447OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2014/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Yoga at Gill 112264InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 112265InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/16 18:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 112266InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 112267InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 112268InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$38.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 98505InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/07 15:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 98504InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Gill 98581InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/08 01:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$28.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 98669InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 98667InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 98668InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
$15.00
Basketball at Gill 98928InstructionSports - Basketball60 and upCoed2015/01/05 18:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Bitty Basketball at Gill 99076InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/01/05 23:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Circus Arts at Gill 114088InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$35.00
Circus Arts at Gill 114089InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/01/09 23:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$35.00
Dodgeball at Gill 99432InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$7.00
Gymnastics at Gill 99754InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 100188InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 100190InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/01/07 02:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 100186InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 100189InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/08 21:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$22.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 100187InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/10 19:00From January 10, 2015 to March 21, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$22.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 100539InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 20:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$10.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 100538InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 7Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:45pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Park Kids - Winter Session at Gill 100920InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 19:30From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 6:30pm
$140.00
Pre-Teen Club at Gill 101057OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gill 101182InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2015/01/06 22:30From January 6, 2015 to March 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports at Gill 101183InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2015/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2015 to March 10, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$7.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 101272InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2015/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 101273InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2015/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Skateboarding at Gill 114094InstructionSports - SkatingAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2015/01/08 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 22, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Soccer at Gill 101466InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$7.00
Strength & Conditioning at Gill 114095InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
TEAM Sports at Gill 101638InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2015 to March 27, 2015
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- Masters at Gill 101658InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 28, 2015
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- Polo at Gill 101659InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/01/06 01:30From January 5, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Gill 101721InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 101854InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 101853InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/08 16:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 101891InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 23:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 101893InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$28.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 101892InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 23:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$28.00
Tot Spot at Gill 114087OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2Coed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$7.00
Volleyball at Gill 102134InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2015/01/09 22:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5pm
$7.00
Volleyball at Gill 102135InstructionSports - VolleyballAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2015/01/09 23:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
Walking Club at Gill 102195OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2015/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Yoga at Gill 114090InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/06 19:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 114091InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/07 00:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 114092InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 114093InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$38.00

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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.