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2nd Annual HARVEST FEST scheduled for Saturday, September 23

The Medinah Park District's 2nd Annual "HARVEST FEST" kicks off at 12:00PM on Saturday, September 23 at Thorndale Park with the entire community invited to attend.  The Fest includes live entertainment, carnival games, a petting zoo, climbing wall, inflatables, food trucks, community business vendors, contests, raffle drawings and more.  The "Jolly Ringwalds" band will be entertaining fest goer's starting at 2:00pm with your favorite 1980's tunes.  We look forward to seeing everyone at Harvest Fest 2023 !!!!  Harvest Fest is brought to you in large part by Itasca Bank & Trust !!     



The Medinah Park District's Board of Commissioners invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director.  Please click on "About Us" and "Employment Opportunities" above to attain complete information on the search process that has an application deadline date of September 27, 2023.


Community Invited to Attend Thorndale Park "Outdoor Fitness Court" Grand Opening - September 23

The Medinah Park District is excited to announce the official GRAND OPENING of our OUTDOOR FITNESS COURT, in conjunction with the National Fitness Campaign, at Thorndale Park on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 12:00pm.  The Fitness Court, located at the far western end of the park just south of Thorndale Avenue, 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 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.  We look forward to seeing everyone on September 23 at 12 NOON to kick off our latest health and wellness facility for the Medinah community !!!

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 AUTUMN Program Guide is available for registrants to peruse via our website.  MPD resident registration for AUTUMN programs began on July 31, 2023.  Non-resident registration began on August 7, 2023.  All Medinah Park District residents received a copy of the AUTUMN brochure in mailboxes starting July 21, 2023 with information for Autumn, 2023 Programs, Events and Services.  For the Autumn 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 July 31 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 July 31 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 AUTUMN 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 AUTUMN 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:  Fall Youth Soccer practices will begin in late August, 2023.  Initial Fall matches will begin on Saturday, September 9, 2023 for all age levels.

  • PreK & K - Medinah Intermediate School Field:   
  • 1st & 2nd - Medinah Intermediate School Field: 
  • 3rd & 4th - Medinah Middle School East Field:    
  • 5th & 6th - Medinah Middle School East Field:    
  • MANARY Park Soccer Field - 
  • Riha Park Soccer Field - Not Used this Fall.                                      


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 BALLFIELDS are currently prepared for play.  The General public may contact the Park District for available field usage.

DATE - Ballfield conditions for:  Friday, September 15, 2023 

  • Manary Park ballfieldNot in Use       
  • Riha Park ballfield -       Playable
  • Thorndale Park Field #1 -   Not in Use     
  • Thorndale Park Field #2 -    Playable
  • Thorndale Park Field #3 -    Playable  
  • Thorndale Park Field #4 -    Playable     
  • Thorndale Park Field #5 -   Not in Use 
  • Thorndale Park T-ball Field North -  Not is Use