Grand Champion Dainichi Kohaku from All Japan Koi show 2013
Shiro Utsuri, translates from Japanese as Reflection
Rodger Foremans & Linda Hensleys pond built in 1998
Photo by Leslie Grigsby,  from Winterthur Garden
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Bryan and Bay Batemans 9,000-gallon pond holds award-winning champions
Lori and Scott Daviss pond built in 2004
Photo by Scott Davis


Welcome to the MPKS website.

The Midwest Pond & Koi Society is a not for profit, hobbyist organization whose members have a great depth of knowledge and like to share it.

We are families with a common hobby: koi ponds, garden ponds, koi keeping and plants! MPKS members meet on the 3rd Friday of the month from January through October. You do not have to be a member to attend a meeting.

During the year, MPKS hosts several major events – Koi Auctions, Pond Tour, and a Koi Show & Trade Show. More details of these events are listed here on the MPKS web site.


About MPKS

MPKS is a not for profit, hobbyist organization whose members share a common interest in koi (Japanese colored carp), goldfish, water gardens and backyard ponds. Our members reside mostly in Chicago and surrounding counties as well as Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Missouri.

Important news that could adversely affect our hobby

Ellen Kloubec from Kloubec Koi Farm has alerted the MKPS of the following potential restrictions set by the US government:

“I’m not sure if you are aware of the disturbing things going on with a petition from the Center for Invasive Species Prevention that would add Cyprinus carpio (koi) to the injurious species list.

“This is a real threat to the koi hobby and industry.

“We need every club to take a few minutes to contact the appropriate parties and object to the petition.

“The koi industry and hobby need to be aware of the proposed action that would make any transportation of Koi fish a felony.”

Please read more in this article



Here are links to archival areas of our old site:



Links to other sites

Borrowing Library



Club’s Post Office box: MPKS PO Box 3011 Lisle, IL 60532
Club’s Voice Mail: (312) 409-2081