Edison Park

  • 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.   Chicago, Illinois 60631 [View Map]
  • Park Hours:
  • Park Supervisor: Eileen Cirone
  • Park 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 Notes: 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.

Edison Clubrooms

Edison Clubrooms

Location Notes: 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.

Edison Playground

Edison PlaygroundAccessible

Notes: Renovated Winter 2015, Chicago Plays! Renovation Program

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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
Cartooning at Edison 176154InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$18.00
Ceramics at Edison 176261InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Edison 176258InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/06 21:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Edison 176257InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$59.00
Dino Diggers at Edison 176391InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
$18.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 176151InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 21:45From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$18.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 176152InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/04/05 00:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 176150InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/04/06 18:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:15pm
$19.00
Fun and Games at Edison 177004InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 18:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$17.00
Groovin' Groceries at Edison 176848InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 17:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$17.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Edison 176110InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 20:45From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Junior Detectives at Edison 176950InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 17:30From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$17.00
Kiddie College at Edison 176467InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 14:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 11am
Each Tuesday from 9am to 11am
Each Wednesday from 9am to 11am
Each Thursday from 9am to 11am
Each Friday from 9am to 11am
$127.00
Knitting at Edison 176274InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/03/27 19:00From March 27, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
$17.00
Mighty Munchkins at Edison 177896InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/03 16:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$17.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Edison 176373InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4Coed2017/04/03 17:15From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$18.00
Music and Movement at Edison 175987InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 16:15From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$17.00
Painting at Edison 176244InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/03 17:30From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$18.00
Play School at Edison 176978InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/04/05 16:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$18.00
Science of Superheroes at Edison 176942InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$17.00
Seasonal Sports at Edison 177528InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 16:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$17.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 176934OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 176933OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/04/07 15:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 176275InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 4m but less than 16Coed2017/03/27 21:00From March 27, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison 176276InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/03/27 23:00From March 27, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 193783InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 193784InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 4m but less than 16Coed2017/04/04 20:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison 176273InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/03/29 18:30From March 29, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 176278InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 4m but less than 16Coed2017/03/29 21:00From March 29, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison 176279InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/03/29 23:00From March 29, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 193787InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/03/30 18:30From March 30, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 193785InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 4m but less than 16Coed2017/04/06 21:00From April 6, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison Cancelled178096InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 193786InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/03/30 23:00From March 30, 2017 to June 1, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 176280InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/03/31 16:00From March 31, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 3:30pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 176277InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 4m but less than 16Coed2017/03/31 21:00From March 31, 2017 to July 7, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$26.00
Where the Wild Things Roam at Edison 176102InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 19:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$17.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 178119PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/04/07 00:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
You Build It at Edison 176966InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 18:30From April 4, 2017 to June 6, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Young Scientist at Edison 176953InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/04/06 17:30From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$18.00

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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!

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.