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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.

September 26 Teen Night CANCELED

Due to construction and for the safety of the children, we are having to CANCEL our first Teen Night of the 2014-15 school year on Friday, September 26.  We will resume Teen Night on Friday, October 17 from 7-9 pm at the Thorndale Recreation Center.  All Medinah Middle School students are welcome and must have a student id to enter.  Parents must sign their child in and out and cost to attend is $6.  Please see additional information in our Fall brochure.

Construction Update......

Over the past two months we have been under major renovations at Thorndale Recreation Center and Springhill Park.  These renovations are entering their last month and we hope to have everything wrapped up in early October.  Demo and work is being completed on the back hallways, Heritage Room, Arts & Crafts Room, women's & men's locker room, front desk, kitchen, front entrance and North Thorndale Park, at the Thorndale Recreation Center.  Springhill Park has seen the transformation of it's playground equipment, grading, new path and soon-to-be parking lot.  Please contact our Executive Director, Bruce Baum with any questions related to our renovations.  Thank you for your patience as we are excited to debut our "new" facilities.

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.

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!

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