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

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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

8/24-9/7 Closed for Regular Maintenance

Notice Valid From: 7/7/2015 - 9/7/2015

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 14 and run through the week of November 30, for most parks.

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
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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 125000InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/16 14:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise II - Low Impact at Gill 124999InstructionAquatics - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/09/18 14:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 9am to 10am
$0
Aquatic Exercise III - High Impact at Gill 125077InstructionAquatics - Fitness18 and upCoed2015/09/17 00:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 125158InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 10:45am
Each Wednesday from 10am to 10:45am
$16.00
Arts & Crafts at Gill 125156InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$16.00
Basketball at Gill 125413InstructionSports - Basketball60 and upCoed2015/09/14 17:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from Noon to 1pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1pm
$0
Circus Arts - Beginner Partnership at Gill 126236PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/18 21:00From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$35.00
Circus Arts - Beginner Partnership at Gill 126237PartnershipGroupCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/18 22:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm
$35.00
Drawing & Painting at Gill 147830InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 1pm to 3pm
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm
$0
Drawing & Painting at Gill 147831InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2015/09/16 23:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30.00
Family Swim at Gill 125957OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Floor Hockey at Gill 147314InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 20:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Gill 147315InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$10.00
Floor Hockey at Gill 147316InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/09/14 22:30From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$10.00
Gymnastics at Gill 126251InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 9 but less than 13Female2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Gill 148684InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
$40.00
Kiddie College at Gill 148786InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2015/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 1pm
$30.00
Lap Swim at Gill 126734OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to December 6, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Sunday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$40.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 126807InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/15 20:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 148785InstructionAquatics - Lessons18 and upCoed2015/09/16 01:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 126805InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/16 20:30From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 126808InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/17 20:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Learn to Swim at Gill 126806InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 2pm to 3pm
$28.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 127219InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/09/16 20:15From September 16, 2015 to November 25, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$11.00
NERF Soccer at Gill 127218InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/16 21:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$11.00
Parent and Tot Swim at Gill 127298OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/14 15:00From September 14, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
$0
Park Kids - Fall Session at Gill 127336InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/09/01 18:30From September 1, 2015 to December 18, 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
$143.00
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
PRE Adult Swim at Gill 148333OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/10 00:30September 9, 2015
Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
PRE Family Swim at Gill 148328OpenAquatics - OpenAnyCoed2015/09/11 18:00From September 11, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Sunday from 1pm to 2:45pm
Each Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
PRE Lap Swim at Gill 148330OpenAquatics - Open18 and upCoed2015/09/08 16:00From September 8, 2015 to September 13, 2015
Each Sunday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Sunday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Each Monday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Monday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Monday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Tuesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Wednesday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Thursday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 7am to 8:45am
Each Friday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:45pm
Each Saturday from 3:15pm to 4:30pm
$40.00
PRE Parent and Tot Swim at Gill 148335OpenAquatics - OpenLess than 6Coed2015/09/08 15:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$0
PRE Senior Swim at Gill 148329OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/09/08 14:00From September 8, 2015 to September 11, 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
PRE Teen Swim at Gill 148332OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/12 00:30September 11, 2015
Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
PRE Youth Swim at Gill 148331OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 20:00From September 8, 2015 to September 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:30pm
Each Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Each Saturday from 2:15pm to 3pm
$0
Pre-Teen Club at Gill 127545OpenSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2015/09/24 22:00From September 24, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Gill 127676InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports at Gill 127677InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$8.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 127781InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/09/17 21:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Gill 127782InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$0
Senior Swim at Gill 127260OpenAquatics - Open60 and upCoed2015/09/14 14:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 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 Thursday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$0
Skateboarding at Gill 127894InstructionSports - SkatingAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2015/09/16 23:00From September 16, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$8.00
Soccer - 3 on 3 at Gill 147312InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 10 but less than 14Coed2015/09/16 22:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$7.00
TEAM Sports at Gill 128154InstructionAquatics - SpecializedAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/08 21:30From September 8, 2015 to December 4, 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 at Gill 128156InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/09/08 23:00From September 8, 2015 to December 5, 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 128155InstructionAquatics - Specialized18 and upCoed2015/09/11 00:30From September 10, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Monday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Each Thursday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm
$35.00
Teen Leadership Club at Gill 128225InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2015/09/17 22:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5pm to 8pm
$0
Teen Swim at Gill 127262OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2015/09/19 00:30From September 18, 2015 to December 4, 2015
Each Friday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$0
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 128452InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level I at Gill 128453InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/09/17 15:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 128497InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/15 22:30From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 128499InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/16 15:00From September 16, 2015 to December 2, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 128498InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/17 22:30From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
$32.00
Tiny Tot Swim - Level II at Gill 147309InstructionAquatics - LessonsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm
$28.00
Tot Spot at Gill 128617OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 2Coed2015/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2015 to November 23, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 11:45am
Each Wednesday from 11am to 11:45am
$8.00
Yoga at Gill 128956InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/15 18:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 128957InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 128958InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 128959InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2015 to December 3, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$39.00
Yoga at Gill 147317InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/19 14:30From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 10:30am
$38.00
Yoga at Gill 147318InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2015 to December 5, 2015
Each Saturday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Yoga/Pilates at Gill 147320InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2015 to December 1, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$38.00
Youth Swim at Gill 127261OpenAquatics - OpenAt least 6 but less than 18Coed2015/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2015 to December 4, 2015
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

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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.