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Autumn Programming Opportunities

With our youth preparing to return to school in mid August and Family Fest and the Labor Day holiday soon to be in the rearview mirror, what better time to check into the Park District’s fall offerings and register for a program or two.  This Autumn Program Guide offers a wide variety of programs, special events and services for all ages. 

Start your autumn family event planning with two great special events…Autumn Happenings and Supper with Santa.  Each of these annual events creates a fun-filled evening of activities, crafts, outdoor nature, music and food.  What a wonderful way to spend the harvest season and holiday season with your family! 

Aside from our ongoing, traditional seasonal program offerings, these NEW options are worth a look……School “Day Off” Club, Tiny Tot Olympics, 50+ Gourmet Supper Club, Beginner and Advanced Pickleball, Youth Fall Tennis Lessons and some of our always popular adult day trips to Arlington Park Race Track, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and a guided tour of Wrigley Field with lunch included.  

We invite you to spend some time with us during the crisp days of autumn….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.