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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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 189236InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 9Coed2017/01/04 18:00From January 4, 2017 to January 5, 2017
Each Wednesday from Noon to 1:30pm
Each Thursday from Noon to 1:30pm
$5.00
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Arts & Crafts at Edison 169341InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 21:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Cartooning at Edison 169691InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$16.00
Ceramics at Edison 169696InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/10 22:45From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Edison 169697InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 6 but less than 14Coed2017/01/12 22:30From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$39.00
Ceramics at Edison 169698InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$57.00
Dino Diggers at Edison 169813InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 169854InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2017/01/09 22:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 169852InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$16.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 169853InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing18 and upCoed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:15pm
$17.00
Fun and Games at Edison 170002InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/16 19:30From January 16, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$14.00
Groovin' Groceries at Edison 171610InstructionWellness - NutritionAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Junior Detectives at Edison 170242InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/11 18:30From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$16.00
Kiddie College at Edison 170287InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 15:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$121.00
Knitting at Edison 170341InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/09 20:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Mighty Munchkins at Edison 170501InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Edison 170530InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 4y 1m Coed2017/01/09 18:15From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 12:15pm to 1:15pm
$16.00
Music and Movement at Edison 170561InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 5Coed2017/01/10 17:15From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$15.00
Painting at Edison 170607InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 5Coed2017/01/09 18:30From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$16.00
Science of Superheroes at Edison 170853InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Edison 170870InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 170951OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 170950OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/01/13 16:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 170975InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 4m but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 21:45From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$23.00
Sewing at Edison 170976InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 170970InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/11 19:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3:30pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 170972InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 4m but less than 16Coed2017/01/11 21:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5:30pm
$23.00
Sewing at Edison 170974InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/11 23:45From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 8:15pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 170973InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2017/01/13 17:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 11am to 3:30pm
$28.00
Sewing at Edison 170971InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8y 4m but less than 16Coed2017/01/13 22:00From January 13, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$23.00
Weather, Weather, Everywhere at Edison 170035InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 18:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Where the Wild Things Roam at Edison 169340InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 20:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$16.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 171634PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2017/01/13 01:30From January 12, 2017 to March 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
You Build It at Edison 169339InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 19:30From January 10, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$16.00
Young Scientist at Edison 171656InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/12 19:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 1pm to 2pm
$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.