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Welcome to the Medinah Park District

2018 Park District Strategic Plan (A Public Invitation)

​The Medinah Park District's Board of Park Commissioners continues to move forward with its scheduled plan to create a 5-year Strategic Plan.  As part of the timeline toward achieving this important goal, it is vital to get input from the community who use our services, parks and programs for their benefit.  During the summer of 2018, the Board of Commissioners will be hosting multiple opportunities for the public to provide input on the future of the Medinah Park District.  We welcome and encourage all district residents to attend one or more of these informational meetings.

Location - Connolly Recreation Center, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah

​Dates & Times:   June 23 - 10:00am;  July 11 - 7:00pm;  July 14 - 10:00am


Metra has announced that the grade crossing at Medinah Road (Train Station) will be CLOSED from Wednesday, June 20 through Saturday, June 30 for track repairs.  Individuals who travel from the south on Medinah Road WILL NOT BE ABLE to access Metra parking lots or get to the Connolly Recreation Center from Medinah Road.  Please find alterate routes (from the north, east or west) in order to get to your required destination and give yourself EXTRA TIME as there is certain to be traffic congestion during this timeframe.  METRA parkers will only be able to access daily and permit parking lots traveling from the north of the tracks on Medinah Road.



​The Medinah Park District's 2018 Summer Day Camp registration process is currently underway.  There are camp opportunities for a variety of ages beginning with our Adventure Day Camp (for kids entering grades Kindergarten - 8th Grade).  The Camp will begin the week of June 11, 2018.  Campers may register for all 9 weeks of camp or for specific weeks of their choosing.  Those who register for a single week at a time must register for that week by the Wednesday preceding the specified week. Before and After Camp care is also available.  For more information regarding our Camp options, please contact the Park District at 630-893-2560.  Registration MUST BE DONE IN PERSON at the Connolly Recreation Center, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah.  THE CAMP WEEKS OF JUNE 18 and JUNE 25 are completely full.  We are presently accepting weekly registrations for weeks 4 - 9 (July 2 - Aug. 10) only at this time.


The Medinah Park District's 2018 Summer Program Guide was delivered to resident mailboxes  on April 20, 2018.  Individuals can register for their favorite programs via a number of 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.
  • 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 office hours of 8:30 am-9:30 pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-8:00 pm on Friday and 7:30 am-2:00 pm on Saturday.  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.

Please call 630-893-2560 regarding specific questions related to our programs and services or read your  2018 Summer Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs.

Free Little Library

​In cooperation with Medinah Elementary School District #11, the Medinah Park District's Connolly Recreation Center now houses a Free Little Library just to the north of the main entrance doors near the outdoor flagpole.  Please feel free to stop by during the upcoming summer months and choose a book or two for your summer reading pleasure (or contribute a novel to the collection).  Once you have completed your reading, simply return the book(s) to the Little Library at the Connolly Recreation Center.  The Park District also houses a Free Little Library near the playground entrance at Springhill Park for your enjoyment.

Athletic Field Conditions    

Soccer Field Conditions/Matches

Date: All youth soccer matches for the Spring, 2018 season have been completed.  Autumn youth soccer will begin in late August, 2018 with matches beginning September 8, 2018.

  • U6 - Medinah Intermediate School Field:       No matches scheduled
  • U8 - Medinah Intermediate School Field:       No matches scheduled
  • U10 - Medinah Middle School North Field:     No matches scheduled
  • U12 - Medinah Middle School East Field:       No matches scheduled 
  • U14 - Manary Park Field:                                No matches scheduled

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. 

Date: Field information for ​Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Manary Park ballfieldPLAYABLE
  • 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