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

Hours: , ,

Notes: 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

6/29-8/9 Gill Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 6/24/2015 - 8/9/2015

Check with the pool/park for adjusted July 3rd & 4th hours.

Notice Valid From: 6/26/2015 - 7/4/2015

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30.
View programs online beginning Monday, July 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

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 117954InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/17 14:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 131568InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/18 14:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 117953InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/06/19 14:00From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Gill 118082InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2015/06/15 23:00From June 15, 2015 to August 3, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Baseball at Gill 118108InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 9Coed2015/06/18 23:00From June 18, 2015 to August 6, 2015
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
Circus Arts at Gill 133554InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 12Coed2015/07/03 21:30From July 3, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$60.00
Day Camp at Gill 118383CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 14:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 3pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 3pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 3pm
Each Friday from 9am to 3pm
$340.00
Family Swim at Gill 118761OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/06/19 18:00From June 19, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Gill 119308OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/06/15 20:00From June 15, 2015 to August 23, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Sunday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Friday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 119567InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/17 20:00From June 17, 2015 to August 19, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 119566InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/18 20:00From June 18, 2015 to August 20, 2015
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 119565InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Pilates at Gill 120814InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/06/09 16:00From June 9, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$39.00
POST Family Swim at Gill 131186OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/08/28 18:00From August 28, 2015 to September 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
POST Lap Swim at Gill 131188OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Sunday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Monday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Wednesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Friday from 7am to 8:30am
Each Friday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:45pm
$40.00
POST Senior Swim at Gill 131187OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/08/24 14:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
POST Teen Swim at Gill 131189OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/08/29 00:30From August 28, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Gill 131185OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/24 20:00From August 24, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Gill 132180OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/10 15:00From August 10, 2015 to September 7, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm
$0
POST Youth Swim at Gill 132194OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/08/28 15:00From August 28, 2015 to September 4, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Senior Swim at Gill 120076OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/06/15 14:00From June 15, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 9am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Sports Camp at Gill 121071CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/29 20:00From June 29, 2015 to August 7, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 5:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm
$54.00
T-Ball at Gill 121133InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$11.00
TEAM Sports - Masters at Gill 121198InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/06/08 23:00From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 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 121171InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/06/08 21:30From June 8, 2015 to September 7, 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 5:45pm
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$28.00
Teen Swim at Gill 120090OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/06/20 00:30From June 19, 2015 to August 21, 2015
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Yoga at Gill 121516InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/09 18:00From June 9, 2015 to August 11, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 121517InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/09 19:30From June 9, 2015 to August 11, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 131508InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/16 23:00From June 16, 2015 to August 18, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 121520InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/11 16:00From June 11, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 121515InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/11 18:00From June 11, 2015 to August 13, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 121514InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/13 14:30From June 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 121518InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/06/13 16:30From June 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015
Each Saturday from 11:30am to 12:30pm
$39.00
Youth Swim at Gill 120083OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/06/15 20:00From June 15, 2015 to August 22, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:45pm
$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.