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


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.

27th Annual MPKS Koi and Trade Show

June  21st – 23rd 2019
The Max Athletic & Exposition  

  • Friday, June 21st,  – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 22nd,  – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 23rd,  -10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Don’t miss this incredible weekend of displays, presentations, exhibits and more.  Learn More

MPKS 2019 Garden & Pond Tour

July 20th – 21st    and  July 27th – 28th   2019 
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
The cost is $15.00 per family and allows you to tour all four days.

This is our 29th 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 >

Pond Tour Updates:

Pond Tour Maps are now available.

Address correction  for Map 3-F is Prospect Heights.

Address correction for Map 3-J is Rosele.


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