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 view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 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 202590InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/11 20:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$16.00
Ceramics at Edison 202597InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5y 10m but less than 14Coed2017/09/12 21:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$41.00
Ceramics at Edison 202598InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 5y 10m but less than 15Coed2017/09/14 21:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:45pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$41.00
Ceramics at Edison 202599InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$61.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Edison 221904InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:45From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4:45pm to 5:30pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$10.00
Dance - Jazz at Edison 221903InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$10.00
Dino Diggers at Edison 202731InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 202782InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/09/11 21:45From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 202780InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/09/13 00:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 202781InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/09/14 18:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Fun and Games at Edison 202976InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/09/11 18:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$15.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Edison 203159InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 20:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$15.00
Junior Detectives at Edison 203169InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/09/13 17:30From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$15.00
Kiddie College at Edison 203220InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/09/11 14:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 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
$125.00
Knitting at Edison 203275InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/11 19:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 4pm
$15.00
Little Yogis at Edison 221896InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/09/15 17:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from Noon to 1pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$10.00
Mighty Munchkins at Edison 203448InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/09/11 16:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$15.00
Mommy and Me Ballet at Edison 202251InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 2 but less than 4y 8m Coed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 11:45am
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Edison 203479InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4y 8m Coed2017/09/11 17:15From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$16.00
Music and Movement at Edison 203515InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 5Coed2017/09/12 16:15From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$15.00
Painting at Edison 203552InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 5Coed2017/09/11 17:30From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 23, 2017
$16.00
Play School at Edison 204729InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/13 16:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
$15.00
Science of Superheroes at Edison 203857InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/09/12 17:45From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Edison 203877InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$15.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 203953OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 203952OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/15 15:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 203977InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 9m but less than 14Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Sewing at Edison 203978InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 4, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 221906InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 3pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 221907InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 10m but less than 14Coed2017/09/12 20:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 203972InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/13 18:30From September 13, 2017 to November 29, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison Cancelled203974InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 9m but less than 14Coed2017/09/13 21:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Sewing at Edison 203976InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/13 23:00From September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 221908InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 9m but less than 14Coed2017/09/14 21:00From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 221905InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/14 23:00From September 11, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 9pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 203975InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 3:30pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 203973InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 9 but less than 15Coed2017/09/15 21:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$23.00
Storytime & Crafts at Edison 223901InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 19:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Tap & Ballet at Edison 221902InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 2pm to 3pm
Except the following dates:
Friday, October 27, 2017
$10.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 204753PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/09/15 00:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 23, 2017
$132.00
You Build It at Edison 204775InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 18:30From September 12, 2017 to December 5, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
$15.00
Young Scientist at Edison 204779InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6y 5m Coed2017/09/14 17:30From September 14, 2017 to December 7, 2017
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, October 26, 2017
$16.00

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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.