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

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Arts & Crafts at Edison 154386InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2016/06/29 17:45From June 29, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$14.00
Arts & Crafts at Edison 154387InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2016/07/01 17:45From July 1, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Friday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$14.00
Ceramics at Edison 154533InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/06/30 21:15From June 30, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:15pm to 5:45pm
$35.00
Ceramics at Edison 154532InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/07/01 00:00From June 30, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$52.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 154683InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/06/28 18:30From June 28, 2016 to August 16, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 154684InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/06/28 21:00From June 28, 2016 to August 16, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 154534InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/06/29 00:00From June 28, 2016 to August 16, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 154682InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2016/06/30 18:00From June 30, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4pm
$15.00
Drawing at Edison 154686InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/27 19:00From June 27, 2016 to August 15, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:15pm
$16.00
Drawing at Edison 154687InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/06/27 20:30From June 27, 2016 to August 15, 2016
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$16.00
Family Ceramics at Edison 154758InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAnyCoed2016/06/29 20:30From June 29, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$27.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Edison 154893InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/01 19:00From July 1, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$15.00
Knitting at Edison 154919InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2016/07/08 19:30From July 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Painting at Edison 155155InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least 1y 8m but less than 6Coed2016/06/27 17:45From June 27, 2016 to August 15, 2016
Each Monday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, July 4, 2016
$14.00
Play Camp at Edison 155081CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 4 but less than 6y 11m Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
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
$171.00
Sculpture at Edison 155518InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/06/29 19:00From June 29, 2016 to August 17, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$16.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 155524OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/06/17 00:00From June 16, 2016 to September 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 155525OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/06/17 15:00From June 17, 2016 to September 2, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 155534InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2016/07/11 19:30From July 11, 2016 to August 15, 2016
Each Monday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$22.00
Sewing at Edison 155537InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/07/11 23:00From July 11, 2016 to August 15, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 155533InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 9 but less than 16Coed2016/07/06 19:30From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 2:30pm to 5pm
$22.00
Sewing at Edison 155536InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/07/06 22:30From July 6, 2016 to August 10, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 155535InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/07/08 15:00From July 8, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$25.00
T-Shirt Tie Dye at Edison 155655InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2016/07/01 20:30From July 1, 2016 to August 19, 2016
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$14.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 155863PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/07/01 00:30From June 30, 2016 to August 18, 2016
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!

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.