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On February 3, 2021, the state of Illinois announced that Region 8 (DuPage and Kane Counties) will UPGRADE to Phase 4 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:   

 ALL PARK DISTRICT PLAYGROUNDS CONTINUE TO BE OPEN FOR USE.  Please follow all IDPH and DCEO social distancing guidelines.  A maximum of 50 individuals per playground site are allowed.  Enjoy your neighborhood playgrounds.


The Connolly Recreation Center's front desk operations remain open to the public with front desk lobby hours consisting of Monday & Wednesday 7:00am to 6:00pm; Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm; Fridays from 7:00am to 5:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Registration desk hours will be until 5:00pm.  For the immediate future, there will be NO SUNDAY facility hours.  We still strongly encourage on-line program registration via   


All Park District PLAYING COURTS and ATHLETIC FIELDS (baseball, softball, tennis, pickleball, basketball and soccer) at various park sites are open for use.  However, due to Phase 4 restrictions, groups are limited to 50 people or less.  Youth sport activities are permitted at 50% capacity of given facilities.  Social distancing of 6 feet is to be maintained.     


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


All indoor organized recreation programming, including Preschool and Club Kindergarten, WILL BE ALLOWED TO TAKE PLACE ON-SITE as of January 18, 2021. Programs are now limited in size to the lesser of 50 participants or 50% of overall room capacity.  Indoor and outdoor facility rentals are allowed, with limitations to group size, based upon 50% of individual room capacities.  Park District staff continue to explore options that will provide rental opportunities that meet social distancing protocols now that the region has re-attained PHASE 4 Mitigation of the Restore Illinois program.  Face Coverings are required for all indoor activities in Phase 4.


The Connolly Recreation Center's FITNESS CENTER remains open with restrictions for members as of Wednesday, February 3.  Fitness Center hours are Mon.,Wed. from 7:00am - 6:00PM ; Tue.,Thu. from 9:00am - 7:00pm; Friday from 7:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  All members may drop in to the facility for use,  may contact the Park District at 630-893-2560 to make an appointment to use the facility, if you wish, or call for additional information.  Non-members may reserve a 45 minute workout time with a $5.00 non-refundable fee per time slot.  Face Coverings are required in the FItness Center.


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 and 5) Keep your 6 foot social distance.

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 DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and rely on their expertise and recommendations to continue to inform you on our decisions. 


The Medinah Park District's 2021 SUMMER Program Guide will be made available to registrants to view via an ON-LINE VERSION ONLY starting Friday, April 23, 2021.  MPD resident registration for SUMMER programs will begin on April 26, 2021.  Non-resident registration begins May 3, 2021.  All Medinah Park District residents will receive a POST CARD in your mailbox beginning April 23, 2021 explaining how to register for SUMMER, 2021 Programs, Events and Services.  For the SUMMER 2021 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 available as of April 26 on Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.
  • 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 did 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  2021 SPRING Virtual Program Guide for specific starting times of your favorite programs.  All SUMMER 2021 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/Kickball Field Conditions/Matches  

Date:   Field conditions/playing schedule for the date of:  May 8, 2021. Specific fields are currently open for Park District youth soccer teams. Contact the Park District for rental information.   

  • PreK & K - Medinah Inter. School Field:   All Games away on May 8.
  • 1st & 2nd - Medinah Inter. School Field:  All Games away on May 8. 
  • 3rd & 4th - Medinah Middle School East Field:  All Games away on May 8.
  • 5th & 6th - Medinah Middle School East Field:  All Games away on May 8.
  • MANARY Park Soccer Field -  Field Rental on Wednesdays/Fridays 5:30-7:00pm thru 6/11/21
  • Riha Park Soccer Field - MPD Kickball @ 5:00pm on May 7                                        

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. 

ALL PARK DISTRICT BALL FIELDS are currently OPEN for Association (RMSBO & RAMPAGE/RAGE organizations) use for the spring/summer seasons.  General public may contact the Park District for available field usage.

DATEMay 6, 2021   

  • Manary Park ballfield -         Field is playable.   (Rage 9U game - 6:00PM)
  • Riha Park ballfield -              Field is playable.
  • Thorndale Park Field #1 -     Field is playable.  
  • Thorndale Park Field #2 -     Field is playable. 
  • Thorndale Park Field #3 -     Field is playable.   (RMSBO Girls Travel game)  
  • Thorndale Park Field #4 -     Field is playable.
  • Thorndale Park Field #5 -     Field is playable. 
  • Thorndale Park T-ball Field North -  MPD T-ball on May 8 @ Itasca Franzen Park - 10am