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Medinah Park District Receives $50,000 Grant to upgrade Thorndale Park with Outdoor Fitness Court

The Medinah Park District is excited to announce, in conjunction with the National Fitness Campaign, a mid-year 2023 installation of an Outdoor Fitness Court at Thorndale Park.  The Fitness Court offers an easy to learn, scientifically designed "7 minute full body movement system" for adults of all ages and fitness levels that will be FREE to the community.  The outdoor infrastructure is supported by a digital toolkit to encourage people in communities to come outdoors and remain active and engaged.  Grant funding totaling $50,000.00 was secured by the Park District through BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois to help offset a large portion of the overall cost of the Fitness Court.  The 38' x 38' outdoor pod will provide a myriad of exercise equipment functions that will entice people to come outdoors for daily movement and exercise.  The National Fitness Campaign was launched in 1979 and has served millions of individuals who see the value of coming outdoors to walk, job or cycle to a nearby Fitness Court, which becomes an active local hub for health living.  The estimated installation of the Court will be late spring/early summer of 2023.

Medinah Park District Awarded GFOA Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Medinah Park District for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.  The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive "spirit of full disclosure" to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate users and user groups to read the report.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.  This is the fourth consecutive year that the Medinah Park District has achieved this GFOA award with earlier awards coming for its fiscal years of 2018, 2019 and 2020.  



The Medinah Park District's 2023 SUMMER Program Guide will be available for registrants to peruse starting Friday, April 21, 2023 via our website.  MPD resident registration for SUMMER programs will begin on April 24, 2023.  Non-resident registration will begin on May 1, 2023.  All Medinah Park District residents will receive a copy of the SUMMER brochure in your mailbox starting April 14, 2023 with information for Summer, 2023 Programs, Events and Services.  For the Summer 2023 season, individuals can register for their favorite programs via four different formats. Resident and non-residents may register as follows:

  • On-line Registration starts April 21 for residents (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 is available for residents as of April 24 on Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • Mail-In Registration - Mail your registration(s) to Medinah Park District, 22W130 Thorndale, Medinah, IL  60157.
  • Fax in your registration with credit card payment to 630-893-0932.

All registrations for programs will be on a first come, first serve basis and all registration fees MUST be paid in advance of all program starting dates.  Call 630-893-2560 if you do not receive your SUMMER Program Guide at your home or P.O. Box.

Please call 630-893-2560 regarding specific questions related to our programs and services or read your 2023 SUMMER Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs and events.   

Athletic Field Conditions    

Soccer Field Conditions/Matches  

Date:   Field conditions/playing schedule for the date of:  Spring, 2023 Soccer information will be available in late March, 2023    

  • PreK & K - Medinah Intermediate School Field:   No Activity
  • 1st & 2nd - Medinah Intermediate School Field:   No Activity
  • 3rd & 4th - Medinah Middle School East Field:     No Activity
  • 5th & 6th - Medinah Middle School East Field:     No Activity
  • MANARY Park Soccer Field - No Activity
  • Riha Park Soccer Field - No Activity                                      


Baseball/Softball Field Conditions/Games

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 league in these instances for field condition updates. 

ALL PARK DISTRICT BALL FIELDS are currently retired from use until Spring, 2023.  The RMSBO 2023 baseball/softball season will begin in early April, 2023.  The General public may contact the Park District for available field usage.

DATE - Ballfield conditions/games for:  TBA   

  • Manary Park ballfield -         
  • Riha Park ballfield -              
  • Thorndale Park Field #1 -        
  • Thorndale Park Field #2 -    
  • Thorndale Park Field #3 -       
  • Thorndale Park Field #4 -        
  • Thorndale Park Field #5 -    
  • Thorndale Park T-ball Field North -