Edison Park

  • 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.   Chicago, Illinois 60631 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Notes: Park: 6am - 11pm
  • Park Supervisor: Eileen Cirone
  • Phone: (773) 631-3988

Located on Northwest Highway in the heart of its namesake community, Edison Park features a quaint, historic fieldhouse that serves primarily as a community and cultural arts center. Edison Park offers such art classes as: mixed media, drawing, painting, and ceramics.

The park serves a large number of preschool-age children with programs such as storytime, crafts, as well as Moms, Pops & Tots, an interactive class that involves the parent and child. With its outdoor, soft-surface playground, Edison Park entertains the little ones with their popular and affordable 6-week summer play camp.

Many seniors gather at Edison Park weekly for an active social club always welcoming new members.

Upstairs, the Northwest Society of Model Railroaders meets and works on a public display of an electric model train that twists and turns along a massive, elaborately designed track.

We invite you to stop by and checkout this great neighborhood gathering place!

History

Edison Park takes its name from the surrounding Edison Park community, named in 1892 for American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931). The area's first settler, Rev. Christian Ebinger (1812-1879), Sr., headed west from Detroit with his family in 1833. When their horse fell dead from a rattle snake bite 15 miles northwest of Chicago, the Ebingers decided to settle on the spot. In 1907, the Village of Edison Park built a new public school, naming it for Christian Ebinger. After Chicago annexed Edison Park in 1910, Ebinger School came under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Board of Education. The financial pressures of the Great Depression necessitated the consolidation of Chicago's 22 independent park boards into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Two years later, the park district began leasing Ebinger School and its site from the Board of Education. Though the park district inherited more than 100 parks from the 22 independent boards, the Ebinger School property was the first park to be developed by the new agency. Renaming the property Edison Park in 1937, the park district began rehabilitating the school building and its grounds to provide fieldhouse facilities and an attractive surrounding greenspace. The fieldhouse soon offered a library; game and club rooms; and spaces for wood working, weaving, and other crafts. In 1988, a new soft surface playground was installed adjacent to the historic fieldhouse.

Parking/Directions

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.

Edison Fieldhouse

Edison Fieldhouse

Location: 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.

Edison Clubrooms

Edison Clubrooms

Location: 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.

Edison Playground

Edison Playground

Location: 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.

Summer
Online registration for our park began Monday, April 7. 

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 12, 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
Arts & Crafts at Edison 80780InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 5CoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Edison 86091InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 10CoedFrom June 20, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Ceramics - Family at Edison 80895InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAnyCoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$25.00
Ceramics at Edison 80903InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$50.00
Ceramics at Edison 80902InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$33.00
Ceramics at Edison 80901InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$50.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 81031InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 81032InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom June 17, 2014 to August 5, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 81030InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$14.00
Drawing at Edison 81033InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:15pm
$15.00
Drawing at Edison 81034InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Edison 81208InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 20, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$15.00
Knitting at Edison 81239InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 7 but less than 14CoedFrom June 20, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Lil' Campers at Edison 81363CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 4 but less than 6CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 1pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1pm
$165.00
Painting at Edison 86089InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 1y 8m but less than 6CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Sculpture at Edison 81510InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$20.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 81519OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom June 12, 2014 to August 28, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Free
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 81520OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoedFrom June 13, 2014 to August 29, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
Free
Sewing at Edison 81526InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 16CoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$20.00
Sewing at Edison 81529InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoedFrom June 16, 2014 to August 4, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 81525InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 15CoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$20.00
Sewing at Edison 81528InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoedFrom June 18, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 81527InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoedFrom June 20, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$25.00
Toddler Camp at Edison 86086CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 3 but less than 4CoedFrom June 23, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Friday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$35.00
T-Shirt Tye Dye at Edison 81611InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 7 but less than 13CoedFrom June 20, 2014 to August 8, 2014
Each Friday from 3pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 81798PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoedFrom June 19, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$80.00

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Description

Located on Northwest Highway in the heart of its namesake community, Edison Park features a quaint, historic fieldhouse that serves primarily as a community and cultural arts center. Edison Park offers such art classes as: mixed media, drawing, painting, and ceramics.

The park serves a large number of preschool-age children with programs such as storytime, crafts, as well as Moms, Pops & Tots, an interactive class that involves the parent and child. With its outdoor, soft-surface playground, Edison Park entertains the little ones with their popular and affordable 6-week summer play camp.

Many seniors gather at Edison Park weekly for an active social club always welcoming new members.

Upstairs, the Northwest Society of Model Railroaders meets and works on a public display of an electric model train that twists and turns along a massive, elaborately designed track.

We invite you to stop by and checkout this great neighborhood gathering place!

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Fieldhouse 6755 N. Northwest Hwy. 1
Meeting/Event Space 6755 N. Northwest Hwy. 2
Playgrounds 6755 N. Northwest Hwy. 1
Edison Park takes its name from the surrounding Edison Park community, named in 1892 for American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931). The area's first settler, Rev. Christian Ebinger (1812-1879), Sr., headed west from Detroit with his family in 1833. When their horse fell dead from a rattle snake bite 15 miles northwest of Chicago, the Ebingers decided to settle on the spot. In 1907, the Village of Edison Park built a new public school, naming it for Christian Ebinger. After Chicago annexed Edison Park in 1910, Ebinger School came under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Board of Education. The financial pressures of the Great Depression necessitated the consolidation of Chicago's 22 independent park boards into the Chicago Park District in 1934. Two years later, the park district began leasing Ebinger School and its site from the Board of Education. Though the park district inherited more than 100 parks from the 22 independent boards, the Ebinger School property was the first park to be developed by the new agency. Renaming the property Edison Park in 1937, the park district began rehabilitating the school building and its grounds to provide fieldhouse facilities and an attractive surrounding greenspace. The fieldhouse soon offered a library; game and club rooms; and spaces for wood working, weaving, and other crafts. In 1988, a new soft surface playground was installed adjacent to the historic fieldhouse.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.