Mayfair Park

  • 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60630 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Maria McDorman
  • 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 the 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. If you're looking for some fitness programs we have Zumba, Yoga/Pilates, Yoga/Sculpt and Mommy & Me Yoga. On the cultural side we offer oil painting for our teens and 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: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Basketball

Mayfair Basketball

Location: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Park Community Garden

Mayfair Park Community Garden

Location: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Notes: Community Garden

Descriptors: Ornamental

Mayfair Fieldhouse

Mayfair Fieldhouse

Location: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Auditorium & Clubroom

Mayfair Auditorium & Clubroom

Location: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Picnic Area

Mayfair Picnic Area

Location: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Playground

Mayfair PlaygroundAccessible

Location: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Water Feature Interactive

Mayfair Water Feature Interactive

Location: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

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
16" Softball League at Mayfair 80744Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemaleFrom June 2, 2014 to August 18, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
$200.00
16" Softball League at Mayfair 80744Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemaleFrom June 2, 2014 to August 18, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
$200.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Mayfair 80803InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom June 11, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Free
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Mayfair 80803InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom June 11, 2014 to August 13, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Free
Day Camp at Mayfair 80985CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$333.00
Extended Camp at Mayfair 81093CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$115.00
Fitness Camp at Mayfair 86294InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom August 26, 2014 to September 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 89446InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$25.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 89445InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
$25.00
Badminton at Mayfair 110369InstructionSports - Badminton18 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$15.00
Conditioning at Mayfair 110374InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$30.00
Conditioning at Mayfair 89816InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2:45pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Free
Dino Diggers at Mayfair 110368InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$15.00
Kiddie College - Fall, Winter, Spring at Mayfair 62356InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm
$400.00
Little Artists at Mayfair 89448InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$20.00
Little Artists at Mayfair 89448InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$20.00
Mommy & Me Yoga at Mayfair 110372InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mayfair 90604InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$25.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Mayfair 90604InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$25.00
Music and Movement at Mayfair 90689InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 20, 2014
$20.00
Oil Painting at Mayfair 90749InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting60 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Free
Soccer League at Mayfair 91260Individual_LeagueSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 7CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to November 22, 2014
Each Saturday from 10am to Noon
$30.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mayfair 91532InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 24, 2014
$20.00
Tot Spot at Mayfair 91572OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 3y 1m CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$20.00
Yoga/Pilates at Mayfair 91803InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 23, 2014
$30.00
Young Scientist at Mayfair 91814InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
$15.00

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Description

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

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. 1
Community Gardens 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. Ornamental 1 Community Garden
Fieldhouse 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. 2
Picnic Groves 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. 1
Playgrounds 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. 0
Water Playgrounds 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave. 1

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.