3 Easy and Convenient Ways to Register
- WALK-IN: You may bring your registration form directly to the Registration window at the Connolly Recreation Center, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah.
- MAIL-IN: You may mail your registration form to the Medinah Park District, 22W130 Thorndale Avenue, Medinah, IL 60157.
- ON-LINE: Go to our Brochure/Online Registration page and click on the On-line Registration button to begin the online registration process.
Walk-in program registration will be accepted during regular Connolly Recreation Center office hours of 7:00 am-9:00 pm Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am-8:00 pm on Friday, and 7:30 am-12:00 pm on Saturday. The Connolly Recreation Center is closed on Sundays.
Medinah Park District residents receive preference during program enrollment periods and may register for programs upon receipt of the seasonal program guide. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-residents registration begins one (1) week after residents begin registration. Non-resident registration rates are 1.75 times the resident fee with additional fees not to exceed $15.00.
All registration fees MUST be paid at the time of registration. Persons enrolling after the start date of a program will be required to pay the ENTIRE program fee. Pro-rating of class entry fees will not be accepted.
Are You a Resident?
The Medinah Park District has definitive boundaries that take in portions of Roselle (60172), unincorporated Itasca (60143), and Medinah (60157). In fact, you may be a resident of the Medinah Park District, and your neighbor next to you or across the street from you may not be a resident of the district.
Why is this important? In a word, Medinah Park District residents support the district by paying property taxes to the district while non-residents do not. Residents are thus afforded special privileges and benefits.
How do you know if you are a resident? If you are a property owner, look at a copy of your most recent tax bill. If the Medinah Park District is listed, you are a resident. If you rent, call us at 630-893-2560 and give us your address and we will be able to tell you if you are a resident of the district.
What about those privileges? To begin, residents receive the first opportunity to register for our seasonal program offerings (non-residents have to wait). Secondly, residents who register for our programs and services are charged a lower user fee than non-residents and facility rental charges are also less expensive for residents. Now, it’s not like we dislike non-residents. In fact, we appreciate their patronage. There are often times when resident program registration alone does not allow a program to run and non-residents pick up the difference, which then allows a program to take place.
Cash, personal checks, money orders, and Visa, MasterCard, and Discover may be used to pay for Park District registration fees, membership fees, rental charges, or services. Checks and money orders must be made payable to the Medinah Park District.
Class Cancellations / Changes
Most programs have a minimum and maximum number of openings. If your class is canceled due to low enrollment, the park district will make every attempt to offer an alternative class when available, provide a full refund or credit a family account. A class is generally canceled 7 days prior to its start date. Please be aware that certain programs have special registration deadlines that will be listed if different than the general 7-day period.
Minimums and Maximums
A class minimum is established to make sure that a program has enough registration support to justify holding the program. Since most instructors are paid per class period, running classes with less than the minimum of registrants would be a drain on the financial network of the district. A vast majority of our recreation programs are self-sufficient. If a class does not meet the minimum number of participants, it may be canceled. In these cases, registrants will be notified.
Maximum numbers are established to maintain the safety and quality of a program. The more students, the less individual attention. We keep student/instructor ratios low to ensure you get what you pay for…a higher-quality program. Room capacity and ratios are primary considerations for the maximum number listed.
Waiver Forms Required
A signature is required on the waiver portion of all registration forms. Please read the waiver in full before signing. Registrations can not be processed without the waiver portion signed. Insurance requirements dictate the need for signatures.
Return Check Policy
We gladly accept personal checks as payment for registration fees. If, for any reason, a check is returned to our office marked “NSF” we will contact you. You will be required to submit a full cash payment, as well as the current bank service charge, in order to maintain your registration in your particular program of interest. Class privileges will be suspended and new registration will not be accepted until payment is received.
Refunds for programs will not be made once a program has begun unless the program is canceled by the Park District, the participant moves from the district or the participant provides a medical document from his/her physician. Trip refunds will not be made after the registration deadline unless the ticket can be resold.
An administrative fee of $5.00 will be charged on all refund requests except when a program is canceled by the Medinah Park District. In addition, your refund will be pro-rated if any classes were attended. Refunds can take up to four weeks to process.