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2019 FAMILY FEST - Saturday, August 24 at Thorndale Park

​The Medinah Park District's 2019 Family Fest is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, August 24 from 11:00am through 4:00pm at Thorndale Park.  The day will include food vendors, community business vendors, entertainment from the "Pirates Over 40" band, climbing walls, inflatables, touch-a-truck, a petting zoo, games and contests, giveaways and silent auction, program demonstrations and lots of fun, fun, fun !!!  We welcome the entire community to celebrate the end of summer with the Medinah Park District.  SEE YOU ON THE 24TH !!!


IN MEMORIAM: Long time MPD Park Ranger Tim Marino passes away.

Tim Marino, age 68, of Medinah passed away at his home on Sunday, June 9, 2019.  Mr. Marino served as a Park Police Officer and Park Ranger with the Park District for 34+ years, having started his employ with the District in December of 1984.  He oversaw all evening and weekend park and facility security during his employ and played an integral role in the daily operations of the Park District.  Park District Executive Director Bruce Baum called Marino's passing "a tremendous loss, not only to the Park District, but to the entire community of Medinah.  Tim always had time for the residents of the District who used our facilities and park sites.  We send our condolences to his wife Nancy and the entire Marino family".  Mr. Marino's visitation and services information can be found on The Oaks Funeral Home website at



​Grab your Family and Friends and join the Medinah Park District for some summer fun at the Connolly Recreation Center and Thorndale Park celebrating Parks and Recreation Month during the entire month of July, 2019.  We will be publicizing a vast array of events in the coming weeks so visit this site often to check in on what is in store at the Park District.  There will be all sorts of events, programs and promotions.  GAME ON !!!!! (SEE OUR SUMMER BROCHURE FOR SPECIFICS on these events)

July 1 - Art Day in the Park   5:30-6:30pm  - Bring sidewalk chalk to decorate our paths

July 11 - Bike Rodeo   5:30-7:00pm - Bring your own bike

July 17 - National Hot Dog Day     6:00-7:00pm  - free hotdogs to first 50 people

July 23 - National Vanilla Ice Cream Day   4:00-5:00pm - Make your own Sundaes

July 26 - Camp Fire Night at the Park   7:00-9:00pm - S'mores, games and crafts

July 31 - Dog Day at Thorndale   5:00-6:30pm


The Medinah Park District's 2019 Summer Program Guide was delivered to resident mailboxes the week of April 22, 2019.  MPD resident registration for Summer programs began on April 22, 2019.  Non-resident registration began on April 29, 2019.  Individuals can register for their favorite programs via a number of 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.
  • 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 office hours of 8:30 am-9:30 pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-8:00 pm on Friday and 7:30 am-2:00 pm on Saturday.  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 at your home or P.O. Box.

Please call 630-893-2560 regarding specific questions related to our programs and services or read your  2019 Summer Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs. 

Athletic Field Conditions    

Soccer Field Conditions/Matches  

Date:   Home and Away matches for the 2019 Spring season have concluded.  Registration is currently taking place for the 2019 Fall season.   

  • PreK & K - Medinah Inter. School Field:  
  • 1st & 2nd - Medinah Inter. School Field:
  • 3rd & 4th - Medinah Middle School East Field:
  • 5th & 6th - Medinah Middle School East Field: 
  • MANARY SOCCER FIELD -                                         

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: Field conditions for the date of:  Thursday, June 20, 2019.  
  • Manary Park ballfield No game or practice scheduled
  • Riha Park ballfield - ​No game or practice scheduled
  • Thorndale Park Field #1 -   NOT Playable 
  • Thorndale Park Field #2 -   NOT Playable
  • Thorndale Park Field #3 -   NOT Playable
  • Thorndale Park Field #4 -   NOT Playable
  • Thorndale Park Field #5 -   No game or practice scheduled 
  • Thorndale Park T-ball Field North -  No game or practice scheduled

Prevailing Wage Notice

 Notice is hereby given that the Board of Park Commissioners of the Medinah Park District, DuPage County, Illinois on the 20th day of June, 2018, did ascertain and make effective their determination of the prevailing rate of wages as defined in the Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/0.01, et seq.), as amended, said rates having been certified by the Illinois Department of Labor.  Copies of said determination of such prevailing rate of wages are available for inspection by any interested party in the offices of the Secretary of the Medinah Park District at 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah, IL  60157 or by the following hyperlink to the prevailing wage schedule for DuPage County in the official website of the Department of Labor:  Prevailing Wage Noticelinks to external site