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Welcome to the Medinah Park District



On May 29, 2020, the state of Illinois will announce it has officially entered Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Phased Recovery Approach issued by the Office of the Governor, J.B. Pritzker.  The Medinah Park District has the following updates to announce:   

The following facilities remain closed to the public but are tentatively scheduled to be open at a date to be determined:  1) Connolly Recreation Center, 2) Maintenance Facility at 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, 3)  ALL PARK DISTRICT PLAYGROUNDS.


All Park District TENNIS COURTS and ATHLETIC FIELDS (baseball, softball and soccer) at various park sites will be open for use.  However, due to Phase 3 restrictions, groups are limited to 10 people and NO COMPETITIVE SPORTS are allowed.  Youth sport activities are limited to drills, practices and lessons that do not involve contact between individuals and allow for 6 feet of social distancing to be maintained.  NO COMPETITIVE GAMES ARE ALLOWED.   


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


All facility rentals are suspended until further notice.  Park District staff are exploring options that would provide rental opportunities that will meet social distancing protocols once the region attains PHASE 4 of the Restore Illinois program, as well as developing safe facility guidelines for groups of 50 or less.


The Connolly Recreation Center's FITNESS CENTER may re-open with restrictions at a date to be determined.  One-on-one personal training opportunities are available during the month of June.  Contact the Park District for further information.


The Park District's NEW "Summer Fun 2020" Camp opportunity for youth is being finalized by staff and will be ready for registration no later than June 5, 2020.  This NEW camp program is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 6 and will run through August 7, 2020.  The original Adventure Day Camp program that was scheduled to start on June 15, 2020 has been CANCELLED.  Individual families who registered for the Adventure Camp program will receive pertinent information from the Park District no later than May 30, 2020 on various options just for them.  The "Summer Fun 2020" program will be restructured to incorporate small group sizes and physical distancing restrictions.  This new program is still a work in progress as the District awaits Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) approved guidelines.  Additional registration information will be ready, as mentioned, by June 5, 2020.   


During the continued closure, there is NO in-person registration.  Please register on-line.  VERY limited registration staff will be present to answer questions and concerns via OVER THE PHONE message at 630-893-2560 (NOT IN PERSON):  


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 to Reopen MAY 20, 2020 !!!

The Medinah Park District will re-open tennis court complexes on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  The Courts at Thorndale Park, Nordic Park & Goodenough Park will open with the following sets of rules/regulations in place:

- Tennis/Pickleball Courts are open to SINGLES MATCHES ONLY !!  NO DOUBLES PLAY ALLOWED.

- Maximum of 2 people on a court at any given time.  Thorndale Park courts (4 total) allow a maximum of 8 people inside the fenced courts area, Nordic Park courts (2 total) allow a maximum of 4 people inside the fenced courts area & Goodenough Park (2 total) allow a maximum of 4 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 NOT BE AVAILABLE for use upon setting of dusk.

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 Summer Program Guide will be available to registrants via an ON-LINE VERSION ONLY starting the week of April 27, 2020.  MPD resident registration for Summer programs will begin on April 27, 2020.  Non-resident registration will begin no sooner than May 4, 2020.  All Medinah Park District residents will receive a POST CARD in your mailbox starting April 24, 2020 explaining how to register for Summer, 2020 Programs, Events and Services.  For the Summer 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 NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE SUMMER REGISTRATION PERIOD until such time that the Connolly Recreation Center re-opens to the public !!!
  • 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 do not receive your SUMMER 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 Summer Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs.  All Summer, 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 SPRING Soccer season is CANCELLED. All fields are closed to use through minimally May 30, 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: FIELD CLOSED TO USE.
  • 5th & 6th - Medinah Middle School East Field: FIELD CLOSED TO USE.
  • MANARY SOCCER FIELD -  FIELD CLOSED TO USE.                                         

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: Fields are presently CLOSED for public use.  ALL PARK DISTRICT BALL FIELDS CLOSED UNTIL MINIMALLY MAY 30, 2020.
  • Manary Park ballfield -        No game or practice scheduled.
  • Riha Park ballfield -             No game or practice scheduled.
  • Thorndale Park Field #1 -    No game or practice scheduled.  
  • Thorndale Park Field #2 -    No game or practice scheduled.
  • Thorndale Park Field #3 -    No game or practice scheduled.
  • Thorndale Park Field #4 -    No game or practice scheduled.
  • Thorndale Park Field #5 -    No game or practice scheduled 
  • Thorndale Park T-ball Field North -  No game or practice scheduled