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

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 19 and run through the week of November 21. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now. 

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 162512InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 20:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Ceramics at Edison 162517InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6y 9m but less than 14Coed2016/09/20 21:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Edison 162518InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2016/09/22 21:30From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Edison 162519InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$58.00
Dino Diggers at Edison 162645InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
$15.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 162692InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 21:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 162690InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$15.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 162691InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:15pm
$16.00
Family Arts and Crafts at Edison 163347InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1y 8m but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 19:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Fun and Games at Edison 162891InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 18:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$14.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Edison 163087InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/20 20:45From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$14.00
Junior Detectives at Edison 163096InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 17:30From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$14.00
Kiddie College at Edison 163148InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 14:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
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
$119.00
Knitting at Edison 163211InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/19 19:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$14.00
Mighty Munchkins at Edison 163385InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$14.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Edison 163415InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Edison 163449InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 5Coed2016/09/20 16:15From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$14.00
Painting at Edison 163507InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 5Coed2016/09/19 17:30From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Science of Superheroes at Edison 162211InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$14.00
Seasonal Sports at Edison 163907InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$14.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 163995OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 163994OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2016/09/23 15:00From September 23, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 164022InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 9m but less than 14Coed2016/09/19 20:45From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$22.00
Sewing at Edison 164023InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$27.00
Sewing at Edison 164017InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/21 18:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3:30pm
$27.00
Sewing at Edison 164019InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 9m but less than 14Coed2016/09/21 20:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5:30pm
$22.00
Sewing at Edison 164021InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/21 22:45From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 8:15pm
$27.00
Sewing at Edison 164020InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2016/09/23 16:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 11am to 3:30pm
$27.00
Sewing at Edison 164018InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 9m but less than 15Coed2016/09/23 21:00From September 23, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$22.00
Weather, Weather, Everywhere at Edison 162210InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$14.00
Yoga at Edison 162637InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$14.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 164740PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2016/09/23 00:30From September 22, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
You Build It at Edison 164714InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 18:30From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$14.00
Young Scientist at Edison 164758InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/22 18:00From September 22, 2016 to November 17, 2016
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00

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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.