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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.

Supper with Santa Holiday Event scheduled for Friday, December 9 from 6:30-8:30 pm

Eat dinner, visit with santa, and participate in a quiet evening of fun with the family! Click here for event website and additional information.  Pre-registration is required by December 2; there will be no registrations at the door.

Teen Ski Trip to Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort!

Sunday, January 8, 2017, from 8 am-5 pm.  Grab your friends and join teens from across the area as we take over Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort in Wilmot, WI.  Free ski and snowboard lessons for beginners will be running all day.  When you're ready for a break from the cold, stop inside to hang out in the video game room and snack bar.  All costs are included except snacks, so teens should bring money for food.  Fees include lift ticket, a complimentary lesson for all skill levels, as well as transportation.  Check out our brochure for pricing info.  Registration Deadline: December 27.

2017 Winter/Spring Program Guide

The Medinah Park District's 2017 Winter/Spring Program Guide will be delivered to resident mailboxes beginning on November 17.  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 Connolly 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 Connolly Recreation Center facility hours of 6:30 am-9:30 pm Monday-Thursday, 6:30 am-8 pm on Friday, 7:30 am-2 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, November 28, 2016.

Please call 630-893-2560 regarding specific questions related to our programs and services or read your  2016 Winter/Spring Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs. 

2017 Winter/Spring Program Guide features: Dance, Spring Youth Soccer, Supper w/ Santa, Mother/Son Trivia Night, Daddy/Daughter Date Night, Fitness Festival, Preschool Registration, Video Game and Drawing Classes, Fitness, Athletics, Trips & more!

New!  Medinah's Got Talent!

This is your chance to show the Medinah community what you can do!  Come with your best skills and talents to see if you have what it takes to rock the stage and win the crowd.  Grand Prize recipient will earn a chance to perform at Family Fest in 2017.  All acts are welcome, but must be approved beforehand.  Sign-up sheets will be available at the Connolly Recreation Center.

Auditions will be held in the Connolly Recreation Center Gym on February 10 from 5-8 pm and on February 11 from 12-3 pm.  All acts must be limited to two minutes for tryouts and you must supply your own equipment.  Division 1 ages 6-12, Division 2 ages 13+.

Main event will take place on Thursday, April 6 beginning at 5:30 pm at the Medinah Middle School.  Everyone attending this event to watch must purchase a ticket for $5, children 3 and under are free.


Park Board Candidates May Begin Circulating Nominating Petitions

Medinah Park District residents, who have an interest in running for Park Commissioner as part of the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Elections, may begin circulating nominating petitions starting September 20, 2016. The Medinah Park District will have three (3) vacancies available (all being 4 year terms) for Park Commissioner.  A candidate must be a registered voter and have resided in the Park District for one year prior to the election.  Candidate packets are available to be picked up at the Connolly Recreation Center, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah, IL, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.

Additional information can be attained by contacting the Executive Director, Bruce Baum at 630-893-2560.

Thorndale Park Tennis Court Construction

Beginning the week of September 16, the Thorndale Park tennis court complex's construction project will begin and could continue through the mid-spring months of 2017.  The court complex will be completely revamped to include new asphalting, new court coloring and stripping and new nets.  This work is part of the Park Districts' 2013 Master Plan park construction capital project work.  Please use our courts at Goodenough Park and Nordic Park in the interim.  Please contact Bruce Baum, Executive Director at 630-893-2560 with any questions related to this project.

Club Kindergarten

Club Kindergarten is for participants who have A.M. Kindergarten at the Medinah Primary School.  Kindergartners will enjoy a variety of activities ranging from creative craft projects, computer activities, to active sports and other games.  Club Kindergarten will also incorporate themes and curriculum from Medinah Primary School into the program.  Students will be transported by school bus from the Medinah Primary School to the Connolly Recreation Center.  Please access our Autumn brochure for dates, times and cost.  You can register online or in person.  Please contact Carol Healy at 630-893-2560 for additional information.

Athletic Field Conditions

Soccer Field Conditions

Date: There are no scheduled games for the remainder of 2016.

  • U6 - Medinah Intermediate School Field: None
  • U8 - Medinah Middle School Field: None
  • U10 - Medinah Middle School Field: None

Baseball/Softball 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: There are no scheduled games for the remainder of 2016.
  • 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