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

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 register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  View programs online & create your wishlist beginning  Monday, April 10.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 29, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Edison 193851InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1y 9m but less than 5Coed2017/06/21 17:45From June 21, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Edison 193852InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2017/06/23 17:45From June 23, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Ceramics at Edison 193999InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/22 21:15From June 22, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$37.00
Ceramics at Edison 193998InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/06/23 00:00From June 22, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$55.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 194139InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/20 18:30From June 20, 2017 to August 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 194140InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/20 21:00From June 20, 2017 to August 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 194137InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/06/21 00:00From June 20, 2017 to August 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 194138InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/06/22 18:00From June 22, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$16.00
Drawing at Edison 194143InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/19 19:00From June 19, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:15pm
$17.00
Drawing at Edison 194144InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/19 20:30From June 19, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Family Ceramics at Edison 194218InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAnyCoed2017/06/21 20:30From June 21, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$28.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Edison 194327InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/23 19:00From June 23, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$16.00
Knitting at Edison 194349InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2017/06/30 19:30From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Painting at Edison 194584InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 1y 8m but less than 6Coed2017/06/19 17:45From June 19, 2017 to August 7, 2017
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$15.00
Play Camp at Edison 194646CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 6y 10m Coed2017/06/26 15:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 10am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$180.00
Play Camp at Edison 201599CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 5y 1m Coed2017/06/26 16:00From June 26, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
$170.00
Sculpture at Edison 194705InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/06/21 19:00From June 21, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$17.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 194715OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/06/09 00:00From June 8, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 194715OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/06/09 00:00From June 8, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Plus the following dates:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 194716OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/06/09 15:00From June 9, 2017 to August 25, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 194728InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least but less than 16Coed2017/06/26 19:30From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Sewing at Edison 194731InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/06/26 23:00From June 26, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison 199231InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 9m but less than 16Coed2017/06/27 19:30From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison 200012InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/06/27 23:00From June 27, 2017 to August 1, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison 194727InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least but less than 16Coed2017/06/28 19:30From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Sewing at Edison 194730InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/06/28 23:00From June 28, 2017 to August 2, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison Cancelled199232InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 9m but less than 16Coed2017/06/29 19:30From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 2:30pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Sewing at Edison 199062InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/06/29 23:00From June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$26.00
Sewing at Edison 194729InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/06/30 15:00From June 30, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$26.00
T-Shirt Tie Dye at Edison 194832InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/06/23 20:30From June 23, 2017 to August 11, 2017
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$15.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 195052PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/06/23 00:30From June 22, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$80.00

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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.