Robichaux Park

  • 9247 S. Eggleston Ave.   Chicago, Illinois 60620 [View Map]
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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.

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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.

Spring Programs

See our offerings in the Spring tab below.  Spring programs start the week of March 28 and run through the week of May 30.  Click on the program name links below to register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Summer Programs

The standard 6-week day camp runs July 5 - August 12. Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other programs start the week of June 20 and run through the week of August 22.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wish list.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, April 9, 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
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Robichaux 156120InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 9 but less than 11Coed2016/07/05 18:00From July 4, 2016 to August 9, 2016
Each Monday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Robichaux 156121InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 11 but less than 13Coed2016/07/07 19:00From July 4, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Monday from 2pm to 3pm
Each Thursday from 2pm to 3pm
$0
Baseball - Cubs Care Rookie at Robichaux 156119InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 6 but less than 9Coed2016/07/05 18:00From July 5, 2016 to August 11, 2016
Each Tuesday from 1pm to 2pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 11am
$0
Basketball - Teen League at Robichaux 159455Team_LeagueSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/12 21:00From July 12, 2016 to August 18, 2016
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 8pm
$0
Day Camp at Robichaux 156459CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 6Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$188.00
Day Camp at Robichaux 156458CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 15:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$188.00
Early Bird Camp at Robichaux 156568CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 10am
Each Tuesday from 8am to 10am
Each Wednesday from 8am to 10am
Each Thursday from 8am to 10am
Each Friday from 8am to 10am
$32.00
Extended Camp at Robichaux 156656CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/07/05 21:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 6pm
Each Friday from 4pm to 6pm
$32.00
Leadership Camp at Robichaux 157064CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2016/07/05 13:00From July 5, 2016 to August 12, 2016
Each Monday from 8am to 6pm
Each Tuesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Wednesday from 8am to 6pm
Each Thursday from 8am to 6pm
Each Friday from 8am to 6pm
$27.00
Sports Camp at Robichaux 158240CampsCamps - SportsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2016/08/15 15:00From August 15, 2016 to August 26, 2016
Each Monday from 10am to 4pm
Each Tuesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm
Each Thursday from 10am to 4pm
Each Friday from 10am to 4pm
$27.00

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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.