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

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

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.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Adult Swim at Gill 159318OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Adult Swim at Gill 159318OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 18:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1pm to 2:30pm
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 155990InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/22 14:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 155991InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/23 14:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 155989InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/24 14:00From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Gill 156114InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 5 but less than 7Coed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 8, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Gill 159070InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 10Coed2016/06/23 23:00From June 23, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Day Camp at Gill 156413CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$357.00
Family Swim at Gill 156700OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2016/06/24 18:00From June 24, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Lap Swim at Gill 156979OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2016/06/20 16:00From June 20, 2016 to August 28, 2016
Each Sunday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Sunday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Monday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Tuesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Friday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4pm
$40.00
Leadership Camp at Gill 159071CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 14:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 157143InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/22 20:00From June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 157142InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/23 20:00From June 23, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Thursday from 3pm to 4pm
$30.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 157141InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/25 18:00From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$30.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Gill 159179OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Parent and Tot Swim at Gill 159179OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2016/06/20 15:00From June 20, 2016 to July 4, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Friday from 10am to 11am
$0
Pilates at Gill 157437InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/14 16:00From June 14, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$40.00
Pilates at Gill 159464InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/06/25 17:30From June 25, 2016 to August 27, 2016
Each Saturday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$40.00
Senior Swim at Gill 158142OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2016/06/20 14:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
$0
Sports Camp at Gill 158226CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 20:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$55.00
Stretching at Gill 159465InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/06/21 19:30From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$0
T-Ball at Gill 158281InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 4 but less than 5Coed2016/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$12.00
TEAM Sports - Masters at Gill 158296InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2016/06/20 23:00From June 20, 2016 to August 27, 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 158316InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2016/06/20 21:30From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
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 158418OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2016/06/25 00:30From June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Yoga at Gill 158702InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/14 18:00From June 14, 2016 to August 16, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 158706InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/21 23:00From June 21, 2016 to August 23, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 158705InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/16 16:00From June 16, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 158701InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/16 18:00From June 16, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 158700InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/18 14:30From June 18, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$40.00
Yoga at Gill 158704InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/06/18 16:00From June 18, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$40.00
Youth Swim at Gill 158751OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/20 20:00From June 20, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 2pm to 2:45pm
From June 21, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
From August 16, 2016 to August 25, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:30pm
From July 5, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm
$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.