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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.

Preschool Registration for 2017-18 Begins on Monday, February 27

The Medinah Park District Preschool program offers your child a comfortable, safe and fun environment for learning.  Our program is semi-structured and focuses on developing socialization, self-confidence, fine and large motor skills as well as pre-kindergarten and kindergarten readiness skills.  The children will develop these skills at their own pace through play, craft projects, stories, songs and special activities.  Our main goal is to help your child acquire the joy of learning by attending school.  Children must be toilet trained and be the appropriate age by September 1, 2017.  Click here for additional information.

Family Fitness Festival slated for Saturday March 4, from 9 am-Noon

The Medinah Park District is hosting its 2nd annual Family Fitness Festival!  This free event open to all ages will provide families with a morning of free fitness demo's, health vendors/screenings, blood drive, nature walk, fitness room use and more.  Click here for additional information. 

Spring Youth Soccer Registration Now Open

Medinah Park District is now taking registrations for the 2017 Spring Youth Soccer League.  Children between the ages of 4-14 are eligible to register.  Teams are coached by a volunteer parent with 1-2 practices per week and games on Saturday's.  Practices begin in early April with games beginning on April 22, concluding by June 17.  Register online or in person.  If you do not have a jersey from a prior season or need a new one, please make sure to note this on your registration form and pay appropriate jersey fee.  Registration Deadline: Friday, March 3 (a late fee is assessed if registered after this date).

Tentative 2017 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance

The Medinah Park Districts' tentative 2017 Budget and Appropriation Ordinance is available for viewing at the Connolly Recreation Center's administrative offices through March 15, 2017.  Individuals may view the information Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5 pm.  Copies of the Ordinance, by law, may not leave the facility.  Appointments are not necessary.

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.

2017 Summer Program Guide

The Medinah Park District's 2017 Summer Program Guide will be delivered to resident mailboxes beginning on April 24, 2017.  Individuals can register for their favorite programs via a number of different formats as of 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.

Please call 630-893-2560 regarding specific questions related to our programs and services or read your  2017 Summer Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs. 

2017 Summer Program Guide features: TBA

Thorndale Park Tennis Court Construction

As of last September, 2016 the Thorndale Park tennis court complex construction project began and will continue through the mid-spring months of 2017.  During the fall, the court complex was completely re-asphalted.  This spring, new court coloring, striping and new nets will be installed.  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.

Athletic Field Conditions

Soccer Field Conditions

Date: Games begin in April 2017

  • 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: Games begin in April 2017
  • 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