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

Winter Programs

See our offerings in the Winter tab below.  Most winter programs start the week of January 9, 2017 and run through the week of March 31. Click on the program name links below to view a program and register now.  Registration is on-going while spots are available.
 

Spring Programs

Most spring programs start the week of April 3 and run through the week of June 5.  Click on the program name links below to view a program and save it to your wishlist.    Registration dates for our park are:

  • Online registration begins on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:00am.
  • In-person registration begins on Saturday, March 4, 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
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
Leadership Camp at Robichaux 187185CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/01/09 21:00From January 9, 2017 to March 31, 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
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 31, 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
Name Number Type Category Ages Gender Dates Fee
Baseball at Robichaux 178872InstructionSports - BaseballAt least 8 but less than 12Coed2017/04/08 16:00From April 8, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 11am to 1pm
$0
Basketball - 3 on 3 at Robichaux 178706OpenSports - BasketballAt least 12 but less than 16Coed2017/04/08 18:00April 8, 2017
Saturday from 1pm to 4pm
$0
Basketball - Open at Robichaux 192940OpenSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/04/15 20:00From April 15, 2017 to June 10, 2017
Each Saturday from 3pm to 5pm
$0
Basketball Tournament at Robichaux 178741TournamentSports - BasketballAt least 13 but less than 15Male2017/03/21 23:00From March 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017
Each Tuesday from 6pm to 8:30pm
$55.00
Cheer and Dance Camp at Robichaux 178944CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 5 but less than 8Coed2017/04/03 23:00From April 3, 2017 to June 5, 2017
Each Monday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Cheer and Dance Camp at Robichaux 178931CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 8 but less than 11Female2017/04/05 23:00From April 5, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$14.00
Cheer and Dance Camp at Robichaux 179070CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 11 but less than 16Coed2017/04/07 23:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 6pm to 7:30pm
$13.00
Cheerleading - Recreational at Robichaux 179108CampsSports - CheerleadingAt least 8 but less than 11Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$11.00
Game Room at Robichaux 179362OpenSpecial Interest - Fun & GamesAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 23:00From April 4, 2017 to June 9, 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
$6.00
Kiddie College at Robichaux 179804InstructionEarly Childhood - RecreationAt least 3 but less than 5Coed2017/04/04 15:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am
Each Thursday from 10am to 11:30am
$9.00
Leadership Camp at Robichaux 181179CampsCamps - Special InterestAt least 13 but less than 16Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 20, 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 - Spring at Robichaux 180396InstructionOut of School Programs - After SchoolAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/03 20:00From April 3, 2017 to June 20, 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 Open Studio at Robichaux 180652OpenCulture and Arts - Textiles60 and upCoed2017/04/06 15:00From April 6, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Robichaux 180785InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 6 but less than 13Coed2017/04/04 21:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm
Each Thursday from 4pm to 5pm
$0
Seasonal Sports at Robichaux 180786InstructionSports - Seasonal SportsAt least 13 but less than 15Coed2017/04/04 22:00From April 4, 2017 to June 8, 2017
Each Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm
Each Thursday from 5pm to 6pm
$0
Senior Citizens Club at Robichaux 193756OpenSpecial Interest - Clubs50 and upCoed2017/04/03 17:00From April 3, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Monday from Noon to 2pm
Each Wednesday from Noon to 2pm
Each Friday from Noon to 2pm
$0
Spring Break Camp at Robichaux 193754CampsCamps - General InterestAt least 5 but less than 13Coed2017/04/10 14:00From April 10, 2017 to April 14, 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
$7.00
Strength and Conditioning at Robichaux 181993InstructionWellness - Fitness18 and upCoed2017/04/04 00:00From April 3, 2017 to June 7, 2017
Each Monday from 7pm to 8pm
Each Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm
$11.00
Teen Leadership Connection at Robichaux 181446InstructionSpecial Interest - ClubsAt least 13 but less than 18Coed2017/04/07 22:00From April 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
Each Friday from 5pm to 6pm
$0

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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.