Robichaux Park

  • 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60620 [View Map]
  • Fieldhouse Hours: , , ,
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  • Park Supervisor: Chanel Sims
  • Park 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

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

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Location Notes: south of 93rd St. adjacent to playgroung

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Robichaux Baseball Fields

Robichaux Baseball Fields

Location Notes: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Basketball Courts

Robichaux Basketball Courts

Location Notes: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Fieldhouse

Robichaux Fieldhouse

Location Notes: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

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Robichaux Gymnasium

Robichaux Gymnasium

Location Notes: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Clubrooms

Robichaux Clubrooms

Location Notes: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Playground

Robichaux PlaygroundAccessible

Descriptors: Engineered Wood Fiber Surface

Robichaux Tennis Courts

Robichaux Tennis Courts

Location Notes: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Robichaux Spray Feature

Robichaux Spray Feature

Location Notes: 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.

Events

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. 

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 184075OpenSports - Basketball18 and upCoed2016/09/20 17:30From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Each Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
$10.00
Basketball Camp at Robichaux 184995CampsCamps - SportsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/21 00:00From September 20, 2016 to November 22, 2016
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:15pm
$7.00
Basketball League at Robichaux Cancelled167803Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 21, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 8pm
$52.00
Boot Camp Partnership at Robichaux 165453PartnershipGroupWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 23:00From September 20, 2016 to December 6, 2016
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$0
Cardio Conditioning at Robichaux 165105InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2016/09/20 00:00From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$10.00
Cheer and Dance Camp at Robichaux 184074CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 5 but less than 14Coed2016/09/24 16:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 11am to 2:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 15, 2016
$15.00
Crazy Crafter's Club at Robichaux 184076InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/09/24 14:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$2.00
Fun and Games at Robichaux 185497InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 14Coed2016/09/09 14:00From September 9, 2016 to December 9, 2016
Each Friday from 9am to 12:30pm
$2.00
Fun and Games at Robichaux 184073InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 8 but less than 16Coed2016/09/24 20:00From September 24, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Each Saturday from 3pm to 4:30pm
Except the following dates:
Saturday, October 15, 2016
$0
Inner City Flag Football at Robichaux 185712InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2016/09/10 14:00From September 10, 2016 to November 5, 2016
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
$0
Kiddie College at Robichaux 166680InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2016/09/20 15:00From September 20, 2016 to December 1, 2016
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$7.00
Leadership Camp at Robichaux 165701CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/09/19 20:00From September 19, 2016 to December 9, 2016
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
Except the following dates:
Monday, October 10, 2016
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Robichaux 184072InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 6Coed2016/09/21 16:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
$4.00
Nutrition at Robichaux 165004InstructionWellness - Nutrition18 and upCoed2016/09/19 23:30From September 19, 2016 to December 5, 2016
Each Monday from 6:30pm to 7pm
$5.00
Park Kids - Fall at Robichaux 167312InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to December 23, 2016
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
$22.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Robichaux 167393Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/09/06 20:00From September 6, 2016 to June 20, 2017$66.00
Quilting Open Studio at Robichaux 167624OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles50 and upCoed2016/09/22 16:00From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$0
Scrap Booking at Robichaux 184077InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 10 but less than 17Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to November 23, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Robichaux 185499InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 11Coed2016/09/20 21:00From September 20, 2016 to November 24, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Robichaux 167802InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 11 but less than 15Coed2016/09/22 00:00From September 21, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Friday from 7pm to 8pm
$0
Sports Camp at Robichaux 165548CampsCamps - SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/09/19 23:00From September 19, 2016 to November 25, 2016
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Thursday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$5.00
Sports Conditioning at Robichaux 165495InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/22 22:30From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$2.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Robichaux 168339InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2016/09/21 23:00From September 21, 2016 to December 2, 2016
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Volleyball - Open at Robichaux 165208OpenSports - Volleyball16 and upCoed2016/09/22 23:45From September 22, 2016 to December 8, 2016
Each Thursday from 6:45pm to 8:15pm
Except the following dates:
Thursday, November 24, 2016
$5.00
Winter Break Camp at Robichaux 165328CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Each Monday from 9am to 5pm
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$10.00

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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.

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.