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Who can I talk to regarding a specific recreation program area?

Park District staff members are responsible for specific areas of programming. Please refer to the following list when requesting information:

Program Name
Early Childhood Programs Brooks Wogelius, Marissa Nowotarski
Youth Programs Brooks Wogelius
Teen Programs Brooks Wogelius
Athletics Josh Novelli
Adult Programs Jim Huetson
Senior Programs Jim Huetson
Special Events/Harvest Fest Brooks Wogelius, Jim Huetson
Cultural Arts Programs Brooks Wogelius
Youth & Teen Trips Brooks Wogelius
Adult Trips Jim Huetson
Summer Camps Brooks Wogelius
Fitness Room Josh Novelli
Health & Wellness Josh Novelli

Who can I talk to about District services?

Service Name
Rental Facilities Jim Huetson
Commuter Parking Hope Rapp, Maria Ameneiro
NEDSRA Steven Muenz
Employment Opportunities Jim Huetson, Vince DeGrado
Customer Service Jim Huetson
Transportation Steven Muenz

Who can I refer to regarding questions about Park District operational matters?

Department Name
Board of Commissioners Steven Muenz
Connolly Recreation Center Jim Huetson, Josh Novelli
Parks & Park Maintenance Vince DeGrado
Vandalism & Graffiti Vince DeGrado
Risk Management Mark Goode, Steven Muenz
Security Steven Muenz
Finance Maria Piworski, Steven Muenz

How do I get a copy of the Park District seasonal program guides?

The District’s seasonal program guides are delivered by mail to all park district residents three (3) times per year. A Winter/Spring guide is delivered in mid-November, a Summer guide is delivered in mid-April and an Autumn guide is delivered in early August. Should you miss a particular guide via mail, copies are available at the Connolly Recreation Center or online.

How do I know if I am a resident of the Medinah Park District?

The easiest way is to review your annual property tax bill or statement. The Medinah Park District will appear as one of the local government taxing bodies on your bill should you be a resident. You may also contact us at 630-893-2560 and let us know your particular street address. We will be able to let you know if you are a resident based on your address.

How do I register for a program that is of interest to me or a member of my family?

There are three (3) convenient ways to register for a program:

  1. You may bring your registration form directly to the Connolly Recreation Center, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue in Medinah.
  2. You may mail in your registration form to the Medinah Park District, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah, IL  60157.
  3. You may register via online registration on the district website.

Registration forms can be found at the back of each seasonal program guide, at the Connolly Recreation Center or you may download a form from this website. We accept cash, check, money order, or Visa, MasterCard & Discover as payment for program fees, membership fees, and rental services. Registration will NOT be accepted via telephone and we do not reserve registration spots without proper payment.

Who can I contact if I have a specific concern or question relating to the Park District?

The staff list at the top of this page will provide a great deal of guidance although general concerns may be addressed to any staff member. Please contact us at 630-893-2560 or stop by the Connolly Recreation Center and we will be happy to help you.

Will I be contacted should a particular program or event be canceled?

The Park District decides whether a particular program will take place based on minimum registration numbers. Should a class be canceled due to low enrollment, all registered participants will be contacted, two business days prior to the program start date. Please be aware that certain programs have special registration deadlines. The Park District will make every effort to offer an alternative opportunity when available. Otherwise, we will provide a refund or give credit to your family account.

Why do programs have minimum and maximum registration requirements?

Class minimums are established to make sure programs have enough registration support to justify holding the program. Maximum numbers are established to maintain the safety and quality of a program. We keep student/instructor ratios low to ensure high quality programs. Room capacity and ratios are primary considerations for the maximum number listed.

Can Park District facilities be rented for functions, parties, etc.?

Yes, the Medinah Park District has both indoor and outdoor facilities that can be rented by the hour. Please visit the Facility Rentals page for additional information on how to book a facility.

How do I secure a permit to park at the Medinah Metra train station commuter parking lot?

Presently, there is available space for multi-month parking permits. If interested in being placed on a waiting list, please call 630-893-2560 or stop by the Connolly Recreation Center. There is currently no wait time for a permit. Permit parking fees are presently set at $30.00 per month or $87.50 per quarter or $175.00 per six months. During any wait, you may take advantage of the daily fee lot located west of Medinah Road at the train station. The daily fee is $1.50 (cash), $1.75 (credit card), and $2.10 (pay app) and is paid at the automated collection box located on the north platform as you exit the west parking lot. Your parking space number will be entered in the collection box during payment. The Pay App website is via Passport, Inc. with a Zone # of 60157.

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