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 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 162151InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/10/19 14:30From October 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$27.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 162152InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/10/19 15:30From October 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 162150InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/10/20 15:00From October 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$27.00
Basketball Skills at Mayfair 162444InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/09/23 21:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
$17.00
Conditioning at Mayfair 162576InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:30From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$0
Dino Diggers at Mayfair 184542InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 20:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$17.00
Flag Football at Mayfair 162796InstructionSports - FootballAt least 8 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 22:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$22.00
Fun and Games at Mayfair 184539InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$17.00
Gymnastics at Mayfair 163834InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/21 22:15From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$22.00
Kiddie College - Fall at Mayfair 163126InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$140.00
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Mayfair 163130Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:30From September 19, 2016 to June 9, 2017$420.00
Little Artists at Mayfair 163357InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/10/19 18:30From October 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Mayfair 163393InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/10/20 21:00From October 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Oil Painting at Mayfair 163494InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting60 and upCoed2016/10/20 17:00From October 20, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mayfair 163529InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/21 15:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Skateboarding at Mayfair 184543InstructionSports - SkatingAt least 7 but less than 15Coed2016/09/22 22:00From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
Soccer League at Mayfair 164167Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/17 14:30From September 17, 2016 to November 19, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11am
$32.00
Soccer League at Mayfair 184541Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2016 to November 19, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm
$32.00
Step Aerobics at Mayfair 185130InstructionWellness - Aerobics18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$22.00
Storytime at Mayfair 184538InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 19:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$17.00
Team Gymnastics at Mayfair 164288InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2016/09/19 21:00From September 19, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$22.00
Tiny Tot Sports at Mayfair 164380InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 20:15From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$17.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mayfair 164472InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/23 18:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Tot Spot at Mayfair 164505OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/20 15:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$22.00
Tot Spot at Mayfair 184540OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 10m but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/09/23 15:30From September 23, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$22.00
Winter Break Camp at Mayfair 164673CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/12/26 16:00From December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$42.00
World Art at Mayfair 164703InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/10/19 21:00From October 19, 2016 to December 7, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Yoga/Pilates at Mayfair 164751InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$22.00
Young Scientist at Mayfair 164766InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/09/20 21:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00

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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.