Mayfair Park

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

Descriptors: Ornamental

Mayfair Fieldhouse

Mayfair Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Hours: , , , ,

Please Note: Temporary hrs 3/29 - 4/26 M & W: 9am-6pm | T & Th: 9am-6:30pm | F: 9am-5:30pm | Sa: 9am-12pm | S: closed

Notice Valid From: 3/27/2015 - 4/26/2015

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

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Water Feature Interactive

Mayfair Water Feature Interactive

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Spring Programs

Click on the Spring tab below. Most activities run the week of March 30 through the week of June 1. Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 29 - August 7.  Specialty camp dates vary.
Most other programs start the week of June 15 and run through the week of August 17.
View programs online beginning Monday, March 30.  
Registration dates for our park are:
  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, April 20, 2015.

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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Mayfair 111912Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 16:30From September 15, 2014 to June 12, 2015
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 102517InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 14:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$26.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 121997InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 102516InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/02 15:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$26.00
Basketball at Mayfair 102709InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/03 21:15From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Conditioning at Mayfair 121992InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2015/03/30 19:30From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$0
Kickball at Mayfair Cancelled103265InstructionSports - KickballAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2015/04/04 17:00From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from Noon to 1pm
$16.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Mayfair 111085InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 16:30From March 30, 2015 to June 5, 2015
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, May 25, 2015
$136.00
Little Artists at Mayfair 103482InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/01 18:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$21.00
Mighty Fit Kids at Mayfair Cancelled130170InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2015/04/02 21:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Mayfair 102518InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2015/04/02 21:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Mom, Pop & Tot Yoga at Mayfair 103544InstructionWellness - YogaAt least but less than 5Coed2015/04/03 15:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Music and Movement at Mayfair 103647InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/03/30 18:30From March 30, 2015 to June 1, 2015
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 25, 2015
$21.00
Nature Fun at Mayfair 130169InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/02 20:15From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$16.00
Oil Painting at Mayfair 103672InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting60 and upCoed2015/04/02 17:00From April 2, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Outdoor Soccer at Mayfair 103738InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 20:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$16.00
Outdoor Soccer at Mayfair 103737InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2015/03/31 21:15From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mayfair 103564InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/04/01 15:30From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Recreational Tumbling at Mayfair 103908InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/04/01 22:15From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$21.00
T-Ball at Mayfair 104312InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/04 14:30From April 4, 2015 to June 6, 2015
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$31.00
Team Gymnastics at Mayfair 104357InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2015/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mayfair 104502InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2015 to June 5, 2015
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Mayfair 104533OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2015/03/31 15:30From March 31, 2015 to June 2, 2015
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$21.00
Track & Field at Mayfair 104554InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/03/31 22:15From March 31, 2015 to June 4, 2015
Each Tuesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$21.00
World Art at Mayfair 102515InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2015/04/01 21:00From April 1, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00

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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.