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Welcome to the Medinah Park District

We welcome you to the website of the Medinah Park District.  We are excited to be able to provide the Medinah community with up to date and relevant information regarding the programs and services offered by the District.

Front Entrance Temporarily Relocated

We have passed the midway point in Thorndale Recreation Center building renovations.  At this time, the front entrance has been temporarily relocated to the North side of the building through the preschool room.  Signs have been placed around the building to guide you to the temporary entrance.  We will keep this entrance until further notice.  We appreciate your patience with the construction and hope to be complete in early-October!

Family Fest Raffle Winners!

Click here and scroll down to view winners of all raffle prizes.  You can claim your prizes Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am-5 pm.  Please bring an ID.

Now Hiring!  Morning Supervisor

The Medinah Park District is now hiring for a Morning Supervisor on Wednesday and Friday's.  Click here for additional information and job description.

2014 Fall Program Guide and Registration (click here for brochure)

The Medinah Park District's 2014 Fall Program Guide will be delivered to resident mailboxes beginning on August 1st.  Individuals can register for their favorite programs via a number of different formats beginning on this date.  Resident and non-residents may register as follows:

  • On-line Registration (please click on the Programs link at the top of the home page to begin this process).
  • Over the Counter/Drop In Registration at the Thorndale Recreation Center, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah.
  • Mail-In Registration - Mail to Medinah Park District, 22W130 Thorndale, Medinah, IL  60157.
  • Fax in your registration to 630-893-0932.

Over the Counter registration is accepted during regular Thorndale Recreation Center facility hours of 8:30 am-10 pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-8 pm on Friday, 7:30 am-3 pm on Saturday and 9 am-12 pm on Sunday.  All registrations for programs is on a first come, first serve basis and all registration fees MUST be paid in advance of all program starting dates.  Non-resident registration begins on Monday, August 18, 2014.

Please call 630-893-2560 regarding specific questions related to our programs and services or read your present 2014 Fall Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs. 

2014 Fall Program Guide features, Preschool, Dance, Youth Basketball, Fall Special Events, Trips & more!

We Need Old Park District Pictures!

In 2015, the Medinah Park District will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary!  We have assembled a committee of community and board members as well as staff to plan for this big year.  Part of this planning consist of collecting pictures from 1965-present to include in various marketing pieces throughout next year.  If you have any pictures that highlight the Medinah Park District in some way during that time frame, please send or drop off to Joe Donaldson at the Medinah Park District and include a brief caption of the picture.  Thank you for your support!

Mrs. D Tree/Bench Fund

In June, we lost an extremely important person to our Park District and community; Carol Drozdowski passed away suddenly.  At the park district, she worked as a preschool teacher as well as a building supervisor amongst many other tasks she completed to make this Park District an integral part of our community.  The Park District has established a "tree/bench fund" that will be dedicated in her honor sometime this Fall.  You can help by donating money to the Medinah Park District.  We have a box at our registration window for donations or you can mail your donation to us.  Thank you for your support as she will definitely be missed!

Thorndale Recreation Center Building Renovations and Springhill Park Renovation to begin July 7.

Beginning on Monday, July 7, our long-awaited building renovations and park renovation will begin.  Over the next 2-3 months, Thorndale Recreation Center and Springhill Park will be going through major overhauls as part of the Master Plan Facility Upgrades.  Please be patient with us during this time as these areas will become construction zones.  At some point during our Thorndale Recreation Center renovation, the front entrance will be temporarily moved to the North side of the building through the pre-school room.  We will have signage and information about this when this happens.  We would like to thank all of the Medinah Park District residents for your ongoing support of these projects and of the District's mission.  We think you'll be quite happy with the finished product come September!

Medinah Park District to Begin Master Plan Facility Upgrades.

Over the next 36 months, and starting as early as late Spring of 2014, the residents of the Medinah Park District will see an ambitious and necessary transformation of both indoor and outdoor facilities within the district's boundaries.  Please click here to read more.

Thorndale Recreation Center 2014 Fall Facility Hours

The Medinah Park District's Thorndale Recreation Center will operate under the following hours during the Fall 2014 season:

  • Monday-Thursday       6:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Friday                          6:00 am-8:00 pm
  • Saturday                      7:30 am-3:00 pm 
  • Sunday                        9:00 am-12:00 pm

In addition, the Thorndale Recreation Center and administrative offices will be closed on the following days during the Summer:

August 31, September 1, November 27, December 25

Athletic Field Conditions

Be aware that weather conditions surfacing after the reporting time of 3:00 pm may cause certain fields and games to be cancelled or delayed.  Contact your youth or adult league in these instances for condition updates.

Date:  Leagues and Games are complete for the year
  • Manary Park ballfield - No games scheduled
  • Riha Park ballfield - No games scheduled
  • Thorndale Park Field #1 - No games scheduled
  • Thorndale Park Field #2 - No games scheduled
  • Thorndale Park Field #3 - No games scheduled
  • Thorndale Park Field #4 - No games scheduled
  • Thorndale Park Field #5 - No games scheduled
  • Thorndale Park T-ball Field North - No games scheduled
  • Thorndale Park T-ball Field South - No games scheduled