Chicago Park District
Gill Park Indoor Pool
 
Gill Park Indoor Pool - Lap Swimmer

Gill Park Indoor Pool - Lap Swimmer

 
Gill Park Fieldhouse

Gill Park Fieldhouse

 
Gill Park Playground

Gill Park Playground

 
Gill Park Fitness Center

Gill Park Fitness Center

 

Gill Park

825 W Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60613

Hours: +Park: 6am - 11pm

Fieldhouse: M-F 6:30am - 10pm Sa-Su 9am - 5pm

Park Supervisor:
Robert Geraghty

(312) 742-7802

 
 
 

Description

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.

 

SPRING PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park begins Tuesday, February 25 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, March 1.  Spring programs run the week of March 31 through the week of June 2. 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:
Online registration for our park’s summer programs begins Tuesday, April 8 at 9 am, and in-person registration begins Saturday, April 12.  Our traditional 6-week summer camp program runs June 23 through August 1.  Most other summer programs run the week of June 16 through the week of August 18.

Join us! 

 

 
 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 825 W. Sheridan Rd. 1
Fieldhouse 825 W. Sheridan Rd. 0
Fitness Centers 825 W. Sheridan Rd. 1 M-F, 6:30am-9:30pm; Sa/Su, 9am-4:30pm; ADA accessible equipment Sign up for a membership
Gymnasiums 825 W. Sheridan Rd. 1
Meeting/Event Space 825 W. Sheridan Rd. 8
Playgrounds 825 W. Sheridan Rd. Rubberized Surface 1
Swimming Pools - Indoor 825 W. Sheridan Rd. 0 Spring Season Pool Schedule Accessibility features: ADA Stairs & Lift
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.

 

 

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