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

Notes: Chicago Plays! Renovation, Spring 2015

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.

Summer Programs

See our offerings in the Summer tab below.  The standard 6-week day camp runs June 26 through August 4.  Specialty camp dates vary.  Most other summer programs start the week of June 19 and run through the week of August 21.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.

 

Fall Programs

Most fall programs start the week of September 11 and run through the week of December 4.  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, August 8, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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 Camp at Robichaux 205385CampsCamps - SportsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to November 14, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$8.00
Cardio Conditioning at Robichaux Cancelled205588InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/09/12 00:00From September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
Cheer and Dance Camp at Robichaux 205642CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/09/11 23:00From September 11, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$16.00
Dance - African at Robichaux 205738InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 5 but less than 16Coed2017/09/15 23:00From September 15, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$3.00
Fun and Games at Robichaux 206180InstructionSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/12 23:00From September 12, 2017 to December 15, 2017
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
$8.00
Inner City Flag Football at Robichaux 206369InstructionSports - FootballAt least 9 but less than 13Male2017/09/02 14:00From September 2, 2017 to October 28, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 1pm
$0
Kiddie College at Robichaux 206479InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/09/12 15:00From September 12, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$8.00
Leadership Camp at Robichaux 206516CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017
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
$11.00
Park Kids - Fall at Robichaux 207110InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to December 22, 2017
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
$35.00
Park Kids - Fall, Winter, Spring at Robichaux 208792Activity_PackageOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/09/05 20:00From September 5, 2017 to June 15, 2018$105.00
Quilting Open Studio at Robichaux 207296OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles50 and upCoed2017/09/14 16:00From September 14, 2017 to November 30, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Robichaux 207459InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/09/11 21:00From September 11, 2017 to November 13, 2017
Each Monday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Robichaux 207458InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/09/13 22:00From September 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Robichaux 206872OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs60 and upCoed2017/09/11 17:00From September 11, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Sports Camp at Robichaux 207809CampsCamps - SportsAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/09/12 23:30From September 12, 2017 to November 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8pm
Each Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm
$0
Sports Conditioning at Robichaux Cancelled207814InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/15 22:00From September 15, 2017 to December 1, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$3.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Robichaux 208050InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/09/14 23:00From September 14, 2017 to November 23, 2017
Each Thursday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Winter Break Camp at Robichaux 208578CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/12/26 15:00From December 26, 2017 to January 5, 2018
Each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Wednesday from 9am to 5pm
Each Thursday from 9am to 5pm
Each Friday from 9am to 5pm
$15.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Winter at Robichaux 213368InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/01/08 21:00From January 8, 2018 to March 30, 2018
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
$35.00
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Park Kids - Spring at Robichaux 219295InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2018/04/02 20:00From April 2, 2018 to June 19, 2018
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
$35.00

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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.