Robichaux Park

  • 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60620 [View Map]
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  • Park Supervisor: Chanel Sims
  • Phone: (312) 747-6648

Located in the Washington Heights community, Robichaux Park totals 13.30 acres and features a gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers basketball/tennis courts, baseball fields, a playground and a walking track. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program and seasonal sports. On the cultural side, the park offers modern dance. During the summer, youth can participate the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Robichaux Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our annual talent showcase and other holiday-themed events.

History

Chicago's south side Washington Heights neighborhood experienced significant residential growth after World War II. By the mid-1960s, members of the neighborhood's Greenwood Park Community Council were urging the Chicago Park District to set aside vacant land along the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad tracks for parkland. Within a few years, the park district had purchased more than 13 acres of property with the help of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding made available through the Urban Beautification Act. Improvements began in 1970. The new park was soon equipped with basketball and tennis courts, an athletic field, a playground, and a brick fieldhouse designed by Dubin, Dubin, Black and Moutoussamy. The park honors Joseph J. Robichaux (1919-1971), a businessman and community organizer. Beginning in 1967, Robichaux served as executive director of the Baldwin Ice Cream Company, the first African-American-owned ice cream producer in the nation. Robichaux was active in the political life of Chicago, serving as a Cook County Commissioner and as a 21st Ward Committeeman. He also participated in various charitable and civic organizations, including the Catholic Youth Organization, the United Servicemen's Organization, and the National Amateur Athletic Union.

Parking/Directions

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Robichaux Baseball Fields

Robichaux Baseball Fields

Location: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Basketball Courts

Robichaux Basketball Courts

Location: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Fieldhouse

Robichaux Fieldhouse

Location: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Gymnasium

Robichaux Gymnasium

Location: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Clubrooms

Robichaux Clubrooms

Location: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Tennis Courts

Robichaux Tennis Courts

Location: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Spray Feature

Robichaux Spray Feature

Location: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Fall Programs

Click on the fall tab below to view our park's offerings.
Programs run the week of September 15 through the week of December 1.

Registration dates for our park are listed below.
Go here to check registration dates for other parks. 

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 9, 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
Basketball - Open at Robichaux 93741OpenSports - BasketballAt least 21 but less than 50MaleFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to 1:30pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 1:30pm
Each Friday from 10am to 1:30pm
$72.00
Basketball Camp at Robichaux 111198CampsCamps - SportsAt least 10 but less than 17CoedFrom September 20, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
$5.00
Boys Mentoring Program at Robichaux 95420InstructionSpecial Interest - Educational/Self-HelpAt least 12 but less than 16MaleFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Free
Kiddie College at Robichaux 94860InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 23, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 10:30am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10:30am to Noon
$5.00
Park Kids - Fall Session at Robichaux 94079InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to December 19, 2014
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$20.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Robichaux 94140Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 6 but less than 13CoedFrom September 2, 2014 to June 12, 2015
Each Monday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 3pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 3pm to 6pm
$60.00
Quilting at Robichaux 94253InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles50 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 11am to 2pm
Each Wednesday from 11am to 2pm
Each Friday from 11am to 2pm
Free
Seasonal Sports Club at Robichaux 94663InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 16CoedFrom September 16, 2014 to December 4, 2014
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Free
Teen Leadership Club at Robichaux 94881InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18CoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 3:30pm to 6:30pm
$5.00
Tot Spot at Robichaux 110362OpenEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5CoedFrom September 17, 2014 to December 3, 2014
Each Wednesday from 10am to 11:30am
$2.00
Walking Club at Robichaux 111197OpenWellness - Walking18 and upCoedFrom September 15, 2014 to December 5, 2014
Each Monday from 10am to Noon
Each Tuesday from 10am to Noon
Each Wednesday from 10am to Noon
Each Thursday from 10am to Noon
Each Friday from 10am to Noon
$5.00

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Description

Located in the Washington Heights community, Robichaux Park totals 13.30 acres and features a gymnasium and multi-purpose rooms. Outside, the park offers basketball/tennis courts, baseball fields, a playground and a walking track. Many of these spaces are available for rental including our gymnasium, fields, and multi-purpose rooms.

Park-goers can participate in the Park Kids after school program and seasonal sports. On the cultural side, the park offers modern dance. During the summer, youth can participate the Chicago Park District’s popular six-week day camp.

In addition to programs, Robichaux Park hosts fun special events throughout the year for the entire family, such as our annual talent showcase and other holiday-themed events.

 

FACILITIES

FACILITY TYPE ADDRESS DESCRIPTOR QTY NOTES
Baseball Field 9247 S. Eggleston Ave. 2
Basketball Court - Outdoor 9247 S. Eggleston Ave. 2
Fieldhouse 9247 S. Eggleston Ave. 0
Gymnasiums 9247 S. Eggleston Ave. 1
Meeting/Event Space 9247 S. Eggleston Ave. 4
Tennis Courts 9247 S. Eggleston Ave. 2
Water Spray Features 9247 S. Eggleston Ave. 1
Chicago's south side Washington Heights neighborhood experienced significant residential growth after World War II. By the mid-1960s, members of the neighborhood's Greenwood Park Community Council were urging the Chicago Park District to set aside vacant land along the Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad tracks for parkland. Within a few years, the park district had purchased more than 13 acres of property with the help of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding made available through the Urban Beautification Act. Improvements began in 1970. The new park was soon equipped with basketball and tennis courts, an athletic field, a playground, and a brick fieldhouse designed by Dubin, Dubin, Black and Moutoussamy. The park honors Joseph J. Robichaux (1919-1971), a businessman and community organizer. Beginning in 1967, Robichaux served as executive director of the Baldwin Ice Cream Company, the first African-American-owned ice cream producer in the nation. Robichaux was active in the political life of Chicago, serving as a Cook County Commissioner and as a 21st Ward Committeeman. He also participated in various charitable and civic organizations, including the Catholic Youth Organization, the United Servicemen's Organization, and the National Amateur Athletic Union.

For directions using public transportation visit www.transitchicago.com.