Mayfair Park

  • 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60630 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , ,
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  • 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.

Events

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22. Click on the program name links below to register now. Registration is on-going while spots are available. 

  

 

Fall Programs

Fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, August 1.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

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 154325Team_LeagueSports - Softball18 and upFemale2016/05/23 23:00From May 23, 2016 to August 15, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Monday, July 4, 2016
$208.00
Art Camp at Mayfair 159481CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/07/06 15:30From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
$75.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 159482InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/07/06 19:30From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$25.00
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Mayfair 154415InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2016/06/08 23:30From June 8, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
$0
Day Camp at Mayfair 154644CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$357.00
Extended Camp at Mayfair 154750CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$119.00
Sports Camp at Mayfair 159306CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$35.00

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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.