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 11 and run through the week of December 4.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available. 


Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 8, 2018  and run through the week of March 12, 2018.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 20.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 9, 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
Ballet - Beginner at Edison 225868InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 3Coed2018/01/12 18:15From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 12:15pm to 1pm
$15.00
Cartooning at Edison 209341InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:45From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$17.00
Ceramics at Edison 209352InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
$41.00
Ceramics at Edison 209353InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2018/01/11 22:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
$41.00
Ceramics at Edison 209354InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2018/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$61.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Edison 225871InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 22:45From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
$15.00
Dance - Modern at Edison 225872InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/12 22:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Dino Diggers at Edison 209462InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1y 7m but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 209512InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/01/08 22:45From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 209510InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2018/01/10 01:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 209511InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2018/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:15pm
$18.00
Fun and Games at Edison 211118InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$16.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Edison 209003InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2018/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$15.00
Junior Detectives at Edison 209853InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$17.00
Kiddie College at Edison 209898InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 15:00From January 8, 2018 to March 16, 2018
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 209950InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/08 20:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 2pm to 5pm
$16.00
Mighty Munchkins at Edison 210116InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$16.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Edison 210153InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 18:15From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$17.00
Music and Movement at Edison 210189InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 5Coed2018/01/09 17:15From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$16.00
Painting at Edison 210235InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 5Coed2018/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$17.00
Play School at Edison 209707InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/10 17:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Science of Superheroes at Edison 210449InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6y 5m Coed2018/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
$16.00
Seasonal Sports at Edison 210466InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$16.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 210540OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/12 01:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 210539OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2018/01/12 16:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 210565InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/09 00:00From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 210568InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/09 15:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9:30am to 1pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 210564InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 4:30pm
$24.00
Sewing at Edison 210559InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 210561InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 10m but less than 16Coed2018/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Sewing at Edison 210563InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/11 00:00From January 10, 2018 to March 14, 2018
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 210567InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 10m but less than 16Coed2018/01/11 22:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$24.00
Sewing at Edison 210566InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$29.00
Sewing at Edison 210562InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/12 15:30From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 9:30am to 1pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 210560InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2018/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 1pm to 4:30pm
$25.00
Sport Art & Dart at Edison 209646InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/08 19:30From January 8, 2018 to March 12, 2018
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Storytime & Crafts at Edison 211124InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 1y 7m but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 20:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$17.00
Tap & Ballet at Edison 225869InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/12 20:00From January 10, 2018 to March 16, 2018
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
$15.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 211176PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2018/01/12 01:30From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$110.00
You Build It at Edison 211200InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2018/01/09 19:30From January 9, 2018 to March 13, 2018
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$17.00
Young Scientist at Edison 211211InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2018/01/11 18:45From January 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018
Each Thursday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$17.00

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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.