The City of Edwardsville is located in southwest Wyandotte County, just north of the Kansas River and just south of the Kansas Speedway. With a population of about 4,500 folks, Edwardsville offers a small-town feel with close proximity to metropolitan amenities and attractions. Edwardsville was first surveyed in 1869 and was located on land owned by Delaware Indian Chief Half Moon.  Our most famous resident was Junius  Groves, a freed slave known as the Potato of the World in the early 20th Century due to the fact that his western Wyandotte County farm produced more bushels of potatoes per acre than any of his international competitors. The city was officially incorporated in 1915. With an active Parks & Recreation Department and highly-regarded public safety employees, the City of Edwardsville is a great town to raise a family. We're happy you've visited us and encourage you to reach out to Edwardsville City Hall at 913-356-6000 if you have any questions!

  1.   summer movies

    Edwardsville Parks & Rec is bringing outdoor movie screenings back to town! Every second Friday in June, July, and August, the City will host FREE outdoor movie nights in various locations around town. June 10 will be held at the Edwardsville City Park, July 8 at the Edwardsville Community Center, and August 12 at the Edwardsville Methodist Church. Titles will be revealed as the screening dates get closer and will be announced on the official event Facebook page HERE. All screenings are free to attend. Participants should bring their own chairs and snacks for the screenings (though the Park Concession Stand will be open for the June 10 screening). Come enjoy movies under the stars with all your friends and neighbors as part of the 2022 Summer Movie Series!