Gill Park

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

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

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Gill Park Pool

Gill Park PoolAccessible (1)

Location Notes: 825 W. Sheridan Rd.

Hours: , ,

Phone: (312)742-5807

1/4-3/13 Gill Park Pool Schedule

Notice Valid From: 12/1/2015 - 3/13/2016

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
.

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, February 27, 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
Park Kids - Fall Winter Spring at Gill 127406Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 18:30From September 1, 2015 to June 10, 2016
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
$429.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 151312InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/04 15:00From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 9am to 10am
$30.00
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 136290InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/06 15:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 136289InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Gill 136370InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/07 01:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Art & ABCs at Gill 136448InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$16.00
Basketball at Gill 136700InstructionSports - Basketball60 and upCoed2016/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Basketball at Gill 138911InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Bitty Basketball at Gill 136850InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 23:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$8.00
Circus Arts at Gill 137078InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$60.00
Dodgeball at Gill 137214InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/01/04 22:15From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$8.00
Drawing & Painting at Gill 150383InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/01/04 19:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Gill 150382InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/01/07 00:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Family Swim at Gill 137288OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2016 to March 13, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Gymnastics at Gill 137497InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2016/01/05 22:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Kiddie College at Gill 150381InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
$40.00
Lap Swim at Gill 137856OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 27, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Sunday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Monday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
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 137936InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/05 21:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 137938InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2016/01/06 02:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 137934InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/06 21:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 137937InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/07 21:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 137935InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 20:15From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3:15pm
$28.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 138257InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2016/01/05 21:00From January 5, 2016 to March 15, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
$11.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 138256InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$11.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Gill 138338OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 14, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Park Kids - Winter Session at Gill 138379InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/01/04 19:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 2016
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
$143.00
Pre-Teen Club at Gill 138518OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 138717InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 7 but less than 11Coed2016/01/07 22:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 138718InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2016/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at Gill 138812OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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 11am to Noon
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
TEAM Sports at Gill 139115InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 22:30From January 4, 2016 to March 25, 2016
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 139105InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2016/01/05 00:00From January 4, 2016 to March 26, 2016
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 139106InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2016/01/05 01:30From January 4, 2016 to March 24, 2016
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Gill 139190InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2016/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$0
Teen Swim at Gill 139215OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/01/09 01:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 139344InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/05 16:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 139343InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 139383InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/05 23:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 139385InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 16:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 139384InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/07 23:30From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 151301InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$32.00
Tot Spot at Gill 139495OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3Coed2016/01/04 17:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$8.00
Walking Club at Gill 139684OpenWellness - Walking60 and upCoed2016/01/04 16:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$0
Yoga at Gill 139769InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/05 19:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 139770InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 139771InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 139772InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 150386InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 150387InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2016 to March 12, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Yoga/Pilates at Gill 150384InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Youth Swim at Gill 139843OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/01/04 21:00From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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

Documents

There are no documents available.

Photos & Videos

Reviews

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.

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.