New Gill Park Playlot

New Gill Park Playlot

The brand new Gill Park playlot is open to the public! Alderman Cappleman, First Lady Amy Rule, the Park District and Cubs Charities held a ribbon cutting on October 3, 2018 at the park, 825 W. Sheridan, and the revamped playlot looks simply amazing!

The new playground features:

  • Varied terrain, including brightly colored, poured-in-place rubber and artificial turf climbing mounds;
  • Maze columns;
  • 4 new slides, including a rail slide;
  • 6 new swings (three belt swings, two tot swings and one ADA swing)
  • A multi-deck play structure with monkey bars;
  • A “parkour” play structure;
  • Play house;
  • Balance posts, balance beams and a spinner seat;
  • Nature play elements including log beams, log stumps and upside down trees.

The area around the playlot also received upgrades, with a new four-foot ornamental fence and gate, outcropping stone seating areas and a picnic table.

We owe a big thanks to community members, including Alan Bell, who fundraised for years to make this project a reality. 46th Ward menu funds and donations from Cubs Charities also made this project possible.

Alderman Cappleman was so excited to unveil this engaging new space that not only serves as a gathering place for families, but also beautifies the community.