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
Bryan and Bay Batemans 9,000-gallon pond holds award-winning champions
Lori and Scott Daviss pond built in 2004
Photo by Scott Davis
 

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Midwest Pond & Koi Society

The Midwest Pond & Koi Society (MPKS) are families with a common hobby: koi ponds, garden ponds, koi keeping and plants! We meet the 3rd Friday of the month from January through October. You do not have to be a member to attend a meeting.


Event and Meeting Update

The next MPKS meeting is Saturday June 19th.  The 2021 calendar is published with meeting locations and speakers.

We will continue to update you through email and the MPKS web site.


MPKS Pond Tour Maps

Current MPKS members may pick up their free Pond Tour Map at any of the Garden Centers listed in the June calendar.

Pond Tour Maps will also be for sale at these Garden Centers.

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Yes, the MPKS Pond Tour is ON!

MPKS 2021 Garden & Pond Tour

July 17th – 18th    and  July 24th – 25th   2021 
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
The cost is $20.00 per family and allows you to tour all four days.

This is our 31st year of MPKS members opening their backyards to the public. The Garden and Pond Tour is divided into regions to help minimize the travel time and increase your enjoyment of leisurely visiting the gardens and ponds. The Tour is self-guided, so you may pick and choose to visit one or all of the many beautiful gardens and ponds listed. Learn more >

The Garden and Pond Tour maps are now available for purchase.

Pond Tour Updates:  None


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.

MPKS PO Box 3011 Lisle, IL 60532
Voice Mail: (312) 409-2081