Free Community Bonfire at Mayfair Park
When: Friday, Oct 22, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Mayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Spend the evening in the park meeting your neighbors, learning about wildlife and warming up next to a fire. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to provide marshmallows or roasting stick, but you are welcome to bring your own. Join us within the first 15 minutes of the event for a brief lesson on campfire building.
History of Mayfair Park (redacted from Chicago Park District website)
Mayfair Park is a 3 acre park located at Kilbourn and Montrose at the Kennedy Expressway.
Mayfair Park lies within the old suburb of Montrose.
Plans for the park began in 1913 when the Irving Park District ordered a survey of a small area along Sunnyside Avenue.
In 1916 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 field house designed by Clarence Hatzfeld.
In 1934 the park was consolidated into the Chicago Park District.
By 1947, the park district had added more recreational features to Mayfair Park and the park’s landscape was redesigned.