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 February through October. You do not have to be a member to attend a meeting.

Event and Meeting Update

The next meeting of 2023 is Friday March 17th. The program is What is best for your pond in the Spring. The dinner meeting starts at 7:00 PM. The dinner will be held at Chandlers, 401 N Roselle, Schaumburg IL in the Schaumburg Country Club.

Visit the events page for more details about the dinner.

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

MPKS 2023 Tosai Auction

May 20th 2023

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

This event is for MPKS members. If you are not a member, you may join or renew your membership at the check in table.

40 to 50 beautiful Koi will be auctioned.

Watch our web site for more details.

MPKS 2023 Garden & Pond Tour

July 15th – 16th    and    July 22nd – 23rd   2023
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 33rd 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 currently not available for purchase. Select Pond Tour Info under What’s Happening  (upper right corner of this page) to see a list of vendors selling the pond tour maps.

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