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

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.

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.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Winter Programs

Most winter programs start the week of January 9 and run through the week of March 13, 2017.  View programs online & create your wish list beginning Monday, November 21.  Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, December 10, 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
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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Basketball Skills at Robichaux 172541InstructionSports - BasketballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 14, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7pm
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 7pm
$2.00
Cheer and Dance Camp at Robichaux 189427CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 6 but less than 15Coed2017/01/21 17:00From January 21, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm
$15.00
Dance - Hip Hop at Robichaux 189433InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2017/01/21 00:00From January 20, 2017 to March 24, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7pm
$3.00
Fitness and Nutrition at Robichaux 187187InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/01/03 01:00From January 2, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8:15pm
$10.00
Game Room at Robichaux 172990OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 00:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$5.00
Kiddie College at Robichaux 173452InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 6Coed2017/01/10 16:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$7.00
Leadership Camp at Robichaux 187185CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 17, 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
$10.00
Moms, Pops & Tots Interaction at Robichaux Cancelled173801InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 2 but less than 5Coed2017/01/11 17:00From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 11am to Noon
Each Friday from 11am to Noon
$5.00
Nature Fun at Robichaux 189431InstructionOutdoor & Environment - EducationAt least 7 but less than 12Coed2017/01/21 20:30From January 21, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
$2.00
Park Kids - Winter at Robichaux 174030InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 24, 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
$22.00
Quilting at Robichaux 174144InstructionCulture and Arts - Textiles50 and upCoed2017/01/12 17:00From January 12, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Thursday from 11am to 2pm
$0
Scrap Booking at Robichaux 189428InstructionCulture and Arts - Decorative ArtsAt least 10 but less than 16Coed2017/01/12 00:00From January 11, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$2.00
Seasonal Sports Club at Robichaux 174366InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/01/10 22:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports Club at Robichaux 174367InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 17Coed2017/01/10 23:00From January 10, 2017 to March 16, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Sports Conditioning - Basketball at Robichaux 188614InstructionWellness - FitnessAt least 11 but less than 18Coed2017/01/11 01:00From January 10, 2017 to March 15, 2017
Each Tuesday from 7pm to 8:15pm
Each Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm
$2.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Robichaux 174837InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 19Coed2017/01/11 23:30From January 11, 2017 to March 17, 2017
Each Wednesday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Each Friday from 6pm to 8pm
$0
Tiny Tot Dance at Robichaux 189435InstructionCulture and Arts - DanceAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/01/21 15:00From January 21, 2017 to March 25, 2017
Each Saturday from 9am to 10:30am
$3.00

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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.