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.

Time for Board voting

Voting will take place on October 21 at Home Run Pizza. Link to ballot. If you cannot attend or prefer to vote via absentee ballot, you may vote by email to or by mailing your ballot directly to MPKS, PO Box 3011 Lisle, IL 60532 by October 20,2016.

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