Mayfair Park

  • 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60630 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Maria McDorman
  • Park Phone: (773) 685-3361

Tucked away one block north of the intersection at Kilbourn and Montrose at the Kennedy Expressway, this approximately 2.5-acre park features a soft-surface playground, spraypool, basketball court, and two junior baseball fields. The fieldhouse contains one clubroom, a dedicated preschool room, a kitchen, and an auditorium with a stage.

Mayfair Park offers a variety of programming which reaches out across age groups, with toddler classes such as kiddie college and moms, dads, tots gymnastics and youth classes such as, arts & crafts,soccer, floor hockey and tumbling. We also have Dino Diggers and Young Scientist for those looking for nonsports related programs.

If you're looking for some fitness programs we have Yoga/Sculpt and Mommy & Me Yoga, plus Conditioning for Seniors. On the cultural side we offer oil painting for seniors. Stop by and check us out!

History

Named for its surrounding neighborhood, Mayfair Park lies within the old suburb of Montrose, which had been renamed Mayfair by the early twentieth century. Plans for the park began in 1913 when the Irving Park District ordered a survey of a small area along Sunnyside Avenue. Three years later, the district made its first land purchases, however acquisition took several years. By 1930, the two-and-a-half acre park included a playfield, separate boys' and girls' playgrounds, a wading pool, and a fieldhouse designed by Clarence Hatzfeld. Having been trained in the office of Chicago architect Julius Huber, Hatzfeld became known for numerous north- and northwest-side park fieldhouses, commercial buildings, and residences. During the Depression, he began working for the Chicago Park District, which formed in 1934 through the consolidation of the city's 22 independent park agencies. As a park district employee, Hatzfeld was responsible for rehabilitating and altering the Mayfair Park Fieldhouse in 1936. This project included enclosing the building's entry loggia to provide more interior space.

By 1947, the park district had added more recreational features to Mayfair Park including horseshoe, shuffle board, and tennis courts. The park's landscape was redesigned in order to expand its athletic fields in 1970. In 1989, the park district installed a new soft surface playground in Mayfair Park. In 2007, the park received a state-of-the-art ADA accessable playground.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Mayfair Softball

Mayfair Softball

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Basketball

Mayfair Basketball

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Park Community Garden

Mayfair Park Community Garden

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Mayfair Fieldhouse

Mayfair Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Hours: , , ,

Mayfair Auditorium & Clubroom

Mayfair Auditorium & Clubroom

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Picnic Area

Mayfair Picnic Area

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Playground

Mayfair PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Rubberized Surface

Mayfair Water Feature Interactive

Mayfair Water Feature Interactive

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  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 Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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
Archery at Mayfair 222195InstructionSports - ArcheryAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/09/14 21:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$24.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 202264InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/13 14:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 9:15am to 10am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 202265InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/13 15:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:15am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 224303InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/13 16:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11:15am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 202263InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/14 14:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 9:30am to 10:15am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$28.00
Basketball Skills at Mayfair 202515InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/15 21:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$19.00
Color Theory & Oil Painting at Mayfair 203542InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting60 and upCoed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$0
Conditioning at Mayfair 202651InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:30From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$0
Dino Diggers at Mayfair 202736InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 20:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$19.00
Dodgeball at Mayfair 222193InstructionSports - DodgeballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2017/09/14 22:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$19.00
Floor Hockey at Mayfair 222194InstructionSports - Floor HockeyAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2017/09/12 22:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$19.00
Gymnastics at Mayfair 203060InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/13 22:15From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$24.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Mayfair 203207InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$147.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Mayfair 224399Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 16:30From September 11, 2017 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
$441.00
Little Artists at Mayfair 203408InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$24.00
Little Artists at Mayfair 222191InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 20:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3pm to 3:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$24.00
Little Yogis at Mayfair 222196InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/14 20:15From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$24.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Mayfair 203459InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$24.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Mayfair 222192InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/15 15:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$28.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mayfair 203569InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/13 15:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$28.00
Soccer League at Mayfair 204132Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/09 14:30From September 9, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$34.00
Soccer League at Mayfair 204133Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/09 16:00From September 9, 2017 to November 4, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$34.00
Storytime at Mayfair 204219InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$19.00
Team Gymnastics at Mayfair 204268InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$24.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mayfair 204454InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 18:30From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$24.00
Tot Spot at Mayfair 204487OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/11 15:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$24.00
Tot Spot at Mayfair 204486OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3y 1m Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$24.00
Winter Break Camp at Mayfair 204685CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$44.00
World Art at Mayfair 204717InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$24.00
Young Scientist at Mayfair 204785InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2017/09/12 21:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$19.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Winter at Mayfair 224397InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 17:30From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$147.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Kiddie College - Spring at Mayfair 224398InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/04/02 16:30From April 2, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$147.00

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Tucked away one block north of the intersection at Kilbourn and Montrose at the Kennedy Expressway, this approximately 2.5-acre park features a soft-surface playground, spraypool, basketball court, and two junior baseball fields. The fieldhouse contains one clubroom, a dedicated preschool room, a kitchen, and an auditorium with a stage.

Mayfair Park offers a variety of programming which reaches out across age groups, with toddler classes such as kiddie college and moms, dads, tots gymnastics and youth classes such as, arts & crafts,soccer, floor hockey and tumbling. We also have Dino Diggers and Young Scientist for those looking for nonsports related programs.

If you're looking for some fitness programs we have Yoga/Sculpt and Mommy & Me Yoga, plus Conditioning for Seniors. On the cultural side we offer oil painting for seniors. Stop by and check us out!

Named for its surrounding neighborhood, Mayfair Park lies within the old suburb of Montrose, which had been renamed Mayfair by the early twentieth century. Plans for the park began in 1913 when the Irving Park District ordered a survey of a small area along Sunnyside Avenue. Three years later, the district made its first land purchases, however acquisition took several years. By 1930, the two-and-a-half acre park included a playfield, separate boys' and girls' playgrounds, a wading pool, and a fieldhouse designed by Clarence Hatzfeld. Having been trained in the office of Chicago architect Julius Huber, Hatzfeld became known for numerous north- and northwest-side park fieldhouses, commercial buildings, and residences. During the Depression, he began working for the Chicago Park District, which formed in 1934 through the consolidation of the city's 22 independent park agencies. As a park district employee, Hatzfeld was responsible for rehabilitating and altering the Mayfair Park Fieldhouse in 1936. This project included enclosing the building's entry loggia to provide more interior space.

By 1947, the park district had added more recreational features to Mayfair Park including horseshoe, shuffle board, and tennis courts. The park's landscape was redesigned in order to expand its athletic fields in 1970. In 1989, the park district installed a new soft surface playground in Mayfair Park. In 2007, the park received a state-of-the-art ADA accessable playground.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.