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Welcome to the Medinah Park District



On November 17, 2020, the state of Illinois announced it will officially enter into Phase 4, Tier 3 of the Restore Illinois Phased Recovery Approach issued by the Office of the Governor, J.B. Pritzker starting at 12:01am on Friday, November 20.  The Medinah Park District has the following updates to announce:   

 ALL PARK DISTRICT PLAYGROUNDS CONTINUE TO BE OPEN FOR USE.  Please follow all IDPH and DCEO social distancing guidelines.  A maximum of 50 individuals per playground site are allowed.  Enjoy your neighborhood playgrounds.


The Connolly Recreation Center's front desk operations remain open to the public with front desk lobby hours consisting of Monday & Wednesday 7:00am to 6:00pm; Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm; Fridays from 7:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Registration desk hours will be until 5:00pm.  For the immediate future, there will be NO SUNDAY facility hours.  We still strongly encourage on-line program registration via   


All Park District PLAYING COURTS and ATHLETIC FIELDS (baseball, softball, tennis, pickleball, basketball and soccer) at various park sites are open for use.  However, due to Phase 4 restrictions, Tier 3, groups are limited to 10 people or less.  Youth sport activities are permitted at 50% capacity of given facilities.  Social distancing of 6 feet is to be maintained.     


Our open spaces, trails and fishing areas remain open for use but please use the required social distancing guidelines when enjoying our parks.


All indoor recreation programming, with exception of Preschool and Club Kindergarten, WILL BE SUSPENDED until MINIMALLY December 4, 2020.  All outdoor recreation programming is limited to a maximum attendance of 10 individuals.  Indoor and outdoor facility rentals are SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  Park District staff continue to explore options that will provide rental opportunities that meet social distancing protocols now that the region has attained PHASE 4, Tier 3 Mitigation of the Restore Illinois program, as well as developing safe facility guidelines for groups of 10 or less.


The Connolly Recreation Center's FITNESS CENTER remains open with restrictions for members as of Friday, November 20.  Fitness Center hours are Mon.,Wed. from 7:00am - 6:00PM ; Tue.,Thu. from 9:00am - 7:00pm; Friday from 7:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  Contact the Park District at 630-893-2560 to make an appointment to use the facility if you wish, or call for additional information.  Non-members may reserve a 45 minute workout time with a $5.00 non-refundable fee per time slot.


PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FOR UPDATES.  More information about the Restore Illinois Plan can be found online at


What the public can continue to do to stay safe:  1) Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 2) Stay home when you are sick 3) Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands 4) Avoid close contact with people who are sick 5) Cover your cough and sneeze with tissues or your arm and 6) Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

As a Park District, we continue to monitor local and regional agencies for guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and rely on their expertise and recommendations to continue to inform you on our decisions. 

PARK DISTRICT Tennis Courts remain open as of November 20, 2020 !!!

The Medinah Park District tennis court complexes remain open as of Friday, November 20, 2020.  The Courts at Thorndale Park, Nordic Park & Goodenough Park are open with the following sets of rules/regulations in place:

- Tennis/Pickleball Courts are open to SINGLES & DOUBLES PLAY.

- Maximum of 4 people on a court at any given time.  Thorndale Park courts (4 total) allow a maximum of 16 people inside the fenced courts area, Nordic Park courts (1 total) allow a maximum of 4 people inside the fenced courts area & Goodenough Park (2 total) allow a maximum of 8 people inside the court area.

- If Tennis Courts are fully occupied, stay outside the fenced area until such time that a court opens up.  Remain 6 feet apart (proper social distancing guidelines) inside and outside the fenced courts.

- There shall be NO OTHER ACTIVITIES or GATHERINGS other than tennis inside the fenced Tennis Court areas.

- DO NOT USE TENNIS COURTS if you have any symptoms related to COVID-19.  Wash hands immediately after use of the tennis courts.

- THORNDALE PARK Tennis Court Lights will BE AVAILABLE through published hours of operation.

THE MEDINAH PARK DISTRICT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CLOSE DOWN ALL TENNIS COURTS at any time should incorrect/improper activity warrant or if RULES ARE NOT BEING FOLLOWED.  USE COURTS RESPONSIBLY and practice proper Social Distancing.


Welcome to our "Customer Loyalty Program"

Incentives tied to Fitness Center memberships, Facility rentals and Program registrations will provide residents and non-residents alike with opportunities to utilize our services year round and attain varying levels of Medinah Cash to be used toward future programs, memberships and rentals.  We welcome all to join.  Customer Loyalty Program

"Medinah Cash"

Spend $100 = $5 Medinah Cash

Spend $150 = $10 Medinah Cash

Spend $200 = $15 Medinah Cash

Spend $250 = $20 Medinah Cash

Spend $300+ = $25 Medinah Cash

Medinah Cash is redeemed by Program Registrations only!!


The Medinah Park District's 2020 AUTUMN Program Guide will be made available to registrants to view via an ON-LINE VERSION ONLY starting Friday, August 21, 2020.  MPD resident registration for Autumn programs will begin on August 24, 2020.  Non-resident registration begins August 31, 2020.  All Medinah Park District residents will receive a POST CARD in your mailbox beginning August 20, 2020 explaining how to register for Autumn, 2020 Programs, Events and Services.  For the Autumn 2020 season, individuals can register for their favorite programs via three different formats. 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 is available as of August 24 on Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Mail-In Registration - Mail to Medinah Park District, 22W130 Thorndale, Medinah, IL  60157.
  • Fax in your registration to 630-893-0932.

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.  Call 630-893-2560 if you did not receive your AUTUMN Program Guide Post Card at your home or P.O. Box.

Please call 630-893-2560 regarding specific questions related to our programs and services or read your  2020 AUTUMN Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs.  All Autumn 2020 programs and events will remain fluid with possible changes to start dates and times at any given time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic challenges we face. 

Athletic Field Conditions    

Soccer Field Conditions/Matches  

Date:   Field conditions/playing schedule for the date of:  The 2020 FALL Youth Soccer season is CANCELLED. Specific fields are closed to organized, competitive use through the Fall season, 2020.   

  • PreK & K - Medinah Inter. School Field:  FIELD CLOSED TO USE.
  • 1st & 2nd - Medinah Inter. School Field:  FIELD CLOSED TO USE. 
  • 3rd & 4th - Medinah Middle School East Field: Contact Dist. #11 for use permit.
  • 5th & 6th - Medinah Middle School East Field: Contact Dist. #11 for use permit.
  • MANARY SOCCER FIELDFIELD CLOSED DURING BASEBALL SEASON.                                         

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 league in these instances for condition updates. 

ALL PARK DISTRICT BALL FIELDS are OPEN for Association (RMSBO & RAMPAGE/RAGE organizations) use.  General public may contact the Park District for available field usage.

DATE:  August 31, 2020

  • Manary Park ballfield -        Rampage/Rage organization use only.
  • Riha Park ballfield -             RMSBO organization use only.
  • Thorndale Park Field #1 -    No game or practice use allowed.  
  • Thorndale Park Field #2 -    Rampage/Rage organization use only. 
  • Thorndale Park Field #3 -    RMSBO organization use only.
  • Thorndale Park Field #4 -    By PERMIT ONLY for Public.
  • Thorndale Park Field #5 -    No game or practice use allowed. 
  • Thorndale Park T-ball Field North -  No game or practice scheduled.