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

Descriptors: Ornamental

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

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Mayfair Water Feature Interactive

Mayfair Water Feature Interactive

Location Notes: 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.

Winter Programs

Winter programs start the week of January 4 and run through the week of March 7.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Spring Programs

Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  View programs online beginning Monday, February 8.  
Registration dates for our park are:
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  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Monday, February 29, 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
Kiddie College - Fall Winter Spring at Mayfair 123353Activity_PackageEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/09/14 16:30From September 14, 2015 to June 3, 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
$411.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 133777InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/06 15:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$26.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 133776InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/06 16:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$26.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 133778InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3Coed2016/01/07 16:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$26.00
Conditioning at Mayfair 134202InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/01/04 20:30From January 4, 2016 to March 11, 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
Fitness Boot Camp at Mayfair 151128InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/01/06 00:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$21.00
Kiddie College - Winter at Mayfair 134739InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 17:30From January 4, 2016 to March 18, 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
$137.00
Little Artists at Mayfair 134945InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$21.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Mayfair 134993InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/01/07 22:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Music and Movement at Mayfair 135061InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/04 19:30From January 4, 2016 to March 7, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$21.00
Oil Painting at Mayfair 135091InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting60 and upCoed2016/01/07 18:00From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Recreational Tumbling at Mayfair 135325InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/01/06 23:15From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$21.00
Soccer at Mayfair 135582InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/01/07 22:15From January 7, 2016 to March 10, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Team Gymnastics at Mayfair 135730InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2016/01/04 22:00From January 4, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
$21.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mayfair 135900InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2016 to March 11, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$21.00
Tot Spot at Mayfair 135936OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4y 1m Coed2016/01/05 16:30From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$21.00
World Art at Mayfair 133779InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/01/06 22:00From January 6, 2016 to March 9, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$21.00
Yoga/Pilates at Mayfair 151133InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/01/06 01:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$21.00
Young Scientist at Mayfair 136177InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/01/05 22:15From January 5, 2016 to March 8, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$16.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 140054InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/30 14:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 9:30am to 10:15am
$27.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 140055InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Arts & Crafts at Mayfair 140053InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/31 15:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 10am to 10:45am
$27.00
Basketball Skills at Mayfair 154142InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 6 but less than 10Coed2016/04/01 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Conditioning at Mayfair 140440InstructionWellness - Fitness60 and upCoed2016/03/28 19:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 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
Fitness Boot Camp at Mayfair 154128InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/03/29 23:15From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
$22.00
Fun and Games at Mayfair 153292InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 6 but less than 11Coed2016/03/31 22:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 5pm to 5:45pm
$16.00
Kiddie College - Spring at Mayfair 140870InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 16:30From March 28, 2016 to June 3, 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
$137.00
Little Artists at Mayfair 141074InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/30 18:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Mixed Media - Painting at Mayfair 141124InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 9 but less than 13Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Music and Movement at Mayfair 141187InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/28 18:30From March 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Oil Painting at Mayfair 141227InstructionCulture and Arts - Painting60 and upCoed2016/03/31 17:00From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from Noon to 3pm
$0
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Mayfair 141275InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2016/03/30 15:30From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 10:30am to 11:15am
$27.00
Recreational Tumbling at Mayfair 141545InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/03/30 22:15From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6pm
$22.00
Soccer at Mayfair 141237InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/03/29 20:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:15pm to 4pm
$17.00
Soccer at Mayfair 141236InstructionSports - SoccerAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/29 21:15From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:15pm to 5pm
$17.00
Storytime at Mayfair 153293InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/03/31 19:30From March 31, 2016 to June 2, 2016
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 3:15pm
$16.00
T-Ball at Mayfair 154143InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/02 14:30From April 2, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Saturday from 9:30am to 11:30am
$32.00
Team Gymnastics at Mayfair 141997InstructionGymnastics - CompetitiveAt least 6 but less than 17Female2016/03/28 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, May 30, 2016
$22.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Mayfair 142169InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/04/01 18:30From April 1, 2016 to June 3, 2016
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:15pm
$22.00
Tot Spot at Mayfair 142196OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 5Coed2016/03/29 15:30From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am
$22.00
Track & Field at Mayfair 142221InstructionSports - Track & FieldAt least 8 but less than 15Coed2016/03/29 22:00From March 29, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
$22.00
World Art at Mayfair 142398InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/03/30 21:00From March 30, 2016 to June 1, 2016
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5pm
$22.00
Yoga/Pilates at Mayfair 154129InstructionWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/03/30 00:15From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$22.00
Young Stargazers at Mayfair 153291InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2016/03/31 21:00From March 28, 2016 to June 4, 2016
Each Thursday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$16.00

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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.