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Winter/Spring 2018 Programming Opportunities

With winter in our front windshield and the Christmas holiday season soon to be in the rearview mirror, what better time to check into the Park District’s Winter/Spring offerings and register for a program or two.  This Winter/Spring Program Guide offers a wide variety of programs, special events and services for all ages. 

Start your holiday family event planning with two great special events…Supper with Santa and the Home Decorating Contest.  The Santa event creates a fun-filled evening of activities, crafts, music and food.  Decorate your home and register to try and win prizes at the best house on the block.  What a wonderful way to spend the holiday season with your family! 

Aside from our ongoing, traditional seasonal program offerings, these NEW options are worth a look……Family Fitness Festival on January 13, Computer Explorers programs, spring tennis lessons, ballroom dance and some of our always popular adult day trips to Drury Lane Theatre, the Chicago Auto Show, a day trip to Milwaukee and our annual multi-day trip to South Dakota to see the Badlands, Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills.  It's also never to early to think about registering your children for our always popular Summer Day Camps.  

We invite you to spend some time with us during the frigid days of winter and upcoming warmth of spring….take a class, enjoy our neighborhood parks with over 1.8 miles of NEW walking/biking trails, bring the family to a special event or improve your health in our Fitness Center.  We look forward to seeing you and thank you for your ongoing patronage of the Medinah Park District. 

Park District to embark on 5-year Strategic Plan

The Medinah Park District, having recently completed its 2014-2017 capital improvement Master Plan, now will turn its attention and efforts toward the completion of a 5 year Strategic Plan.  Strategic Planning is an organization’s process of defining its direction and making decisions to allocate its resources to pursue this strategy.  All agencies rely upon a well thought out, sound and precise set of directives that allow them to move toward the future with the community’s best interests at the forefront of the parks & recreation planning process.  A successful agency is one that tailors its services to meet the needs and demands of its community.

Over the next 12 months, the Medinah Park District will engage its Park Board of Commissioners, administrative staff, the community and local business associates to create a set of strategies that will take us into the future.  We will be communicating a time-line in the near future and calling upon interested community members to help us achieve this important task.  The Park District, as we hope all in the community will, looks forward to what we hope will be a highly anticipated future.