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 Playground

Location Notes: 6755 N. Northwest Hwy.

Fall Programs

View our fall program schedule below.  Most activities run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.


Winter Programs

Most activities run the week of January 5, 2015 through the week of March 16, 2015.  
View programs online beginning Monday, November 17.

  • Online registration begins on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 6, 2014.

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
Art & ABCs at Edison 110704InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Edison 89421InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 18:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$15.00
Arts & Crafts at Edison 89418InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2014/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$15.00
Ballet - Beginner at Edison 110861InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 18:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$12.00
Ballet - Beginner at Edison 111175InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2014/09/16 20:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Ceramics at Edison 89771InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2014/09/16 21:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6:30pm
$43.00
Ceramics at Edison 89774InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2014/09/17 00:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$56.00
Ceramics at Edison 89772InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2014/09/18 21:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6:15pm
$43.00
Ceramics at Edison 89773InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$56.00
Dino Diggers at Edison 89869InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2014/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
$15.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 89922InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2014/09/15 21:45From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$17.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 89921InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2014/09/18 18:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:15pm
$14.00
Fun and Games at Edison 110857InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 16:00From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Fun with Food at Edison 90144InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 18:45From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$15.00
Jewelry Making/Lapidary at Edison 110848InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 12Coed2014/09/16 20:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Kiddie College at Edison 90366InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 14:00From September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
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
$115.00
Knitting at Edison 110842InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2014/09/15 19:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Knitting at Edison 90421InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2014/09/19 20:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Mighty Munchkins at Edison 110824InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/15 16:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Moms, Dads & Tots Gymnastics at Edison 110844InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2014/09/18 17:30From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Edison 110826InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1 but less than 4Coed2014/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Music and Movement at Edison 110863InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 14:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$12.00
Music and Movement at Edison 110828InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least but less than 5Coed2014/09/16 16:15From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$12.00
Painting at Edison 90779InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 5Coed2014/09/15 17:30From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$15.00
Play School at Edison 110829InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 1y 9m but less than 4Coed2014/09/16 17:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$12.00
Sculpture at Edison 110850InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2014/09/16 19:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$15.00
Seasonal Sports at Edison 110843InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/18 16:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 91107OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:00From September 18, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 91106OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2014/09/19 15:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 91128InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2014/09/15 20:45From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Sewing at Edison 91129InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2014/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 111898InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2014/09/17 18:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3:30pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 91125InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2014/09/17 20:45From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Sewing at Edison 91127InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2014/09/17 23:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 91126InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2014/09/19 16:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 91124InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2014/09/19 21:30From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$20.00
Storytime at Edison 91329InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 19:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$15.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Edison 110859InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 17:45From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$12.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Edison 110837InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/16 18:30From September 16, 2014 to December 2, 2014
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$12.00
Yoga at Edison 110840InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/17 16:00From September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 91776PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2014/09/19 00:30From September 18, 2014 to December 11, 2014
Each Thursday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
$100.00
Young Scientist at Edison 110846InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2014/09/19 18:00From September 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$15.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Acting at Edison 112481InstructionCulture and Arts - TheaterAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 15:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 9:45am to 10:45am
$12.00
Art & ABCs at Edison 97041InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm
$12.00
Arts & Crafts at Edison 95896InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 5Coed2015/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$12.00
Arts & Crafts at Edison 96833InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Arts & Crafts at Edison 95895InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Ballet - Beginner at Edison 112450InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 19:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$12.00
Ballet - Beginner at Edison 113822InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 10Coed2015/01/06 21:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 3:45pm to 5:15pm
$12.00
Cartooning at Edison 96424InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 4:45pm
$12.00
Ceramics at Edison 96254InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/06 22:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$43.00
Ceramics at Edison 96257InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/01/07 01:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$56.00
Ceramics at Edison 96255InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 7 but less than 13Coed2015/01/08 22:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$43.00
Ceramics at Edison 96256InstructionCulture and Arts - Sculpture18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9:30pm
$56.00
Dino Diggers at Edison 96372InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 5Coed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to 12:15pm
$12.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 96421InstructionCulture and Arts - DrawingAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2015/01/05 22:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 4:45pm to 6:15pm
$12.00
Drawing & Painting at Edison 96420InstructionCulture and Arts - Drawing60 and upCoed2015/01/08 19:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 1pm to 4:15pm
$14.00
Fun and Games at Edison 112449InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 17:00From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Fun with Food at Edison 96641InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/12 19:45From January 12, 2015 to March 23, 2015
Each Monday from 1:45pm to 2:45pm
$12.00
Kiddie College at Edison 96889InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 4 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 15:00From January 5, 2015 to March 20, 2015
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
$115.00
Knitting at Edison 112445InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/01/05 20:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 2pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Knitting at Edison 96949InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 7 but less than 14Coed2015/01/09 21:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
$12.00
Little Artists at Edison 97949InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 20:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 2pm to 3pm
$12.00
Mighty Munchkins at Edison 97083InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/05 17:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Edison 97170InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least but less than 3y 1m Coed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$12.00
Music and Movement at Edison 97205InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 1y 3m but less than 4Coed2015/01/06 17:15From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 11:15am to 12:15pm
$12.00
Painting at Edison 97427InstructionCulture and Arts - PaintingAt least but less than 5Coed2015/01/05 18:30From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$12.00
Parent & Tot Gymnastics at Edison 97111InstructionGymnastics - RecreationalAt least but less than 4Coed2015/01/08 18:30From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
$12.00
Sculpture at Edison 97649InstructionCulture and Arts - SculptureAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 20:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$12.00
Seasonal Sports at Edison 112448InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/08 17:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 97768OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:00From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7pm to 9pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Edison 97767OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2015/01/09 16:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Sewing at Edison 97790InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 18Coed2015/01/05 21:45From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Sewing at Edison 97791InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/01/06 00:00From January 5, 2015 to March 16, 2015
Each Monday from 6pm to 9pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 112446InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/01/07 19:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 1pm to 3:30pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 97787InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/01/07 21:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 3:45pm to 5:45pm
$20.00
Sewing at Edison 97789InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/01/07 23:45From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 5:45pm to 8:15pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 97788InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles18 and upCoed2015/01/09 17:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 11am to 3pm
$25.00
Sewing at Edison 97786InstructionCulture and Arts - TextilesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2015/01/09 22:30From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm
$20.00
Tiny Tot Dance at Edison 98082InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 18:45From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
$12.00
Tiny Tot Tumbling at Edison 98137InstructionGymnastics - TumblingAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/06 19:30From January 6, 2015 to March 17, 2015
Each Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
$12.00
Yoga at Edison 112447InstructionWellness - YogaAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/07 17:00From January 7, 2015 to March 18, 2015
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$12.00
Yoga Partnership at Edison 98375PartnershipGroupWellness - Yoga18 and upCoed2015/01/09 01:15From January 8, 2015 to March 19, 2015
Each Thursday from 7:15pm to 8:15pm
$100.00
Young Scientist at Edison 96888InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2015/01/09 19:00From January 9, 2015 to March 20, 2015
Each Friday from 1pm to 2pm
$12.00

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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.