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.

Event and Meeting Update

MPKS is hoping the first meeting of the year will be the March meeting. The 2021 calendar is in process of being established with meeting locations and speakers. MPKS hopes the Covid 19 vaccines will allow the club to start normal meetings again in 2021. Restrictions are still in place for gatherings which is putting the MPKS meetings on hold.

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

Yes, the MPKS Pond Tour is ON!

MPKS 2020 Garden & Pond Tour

July 18th – 19th    and  July 25th – 26th   2020 
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 30th 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 have gone out to all the vendors listed here on our web site.

Pond Tour Updates:  On page 4 Map point 2-J is Roselle.

Central Pond Tour participants have an additional pond tour address for the Central region added between Map point 3E and 3F. Details available at any of the central region ponds.

MPKS 2020 Tosai Auction

Due to social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions, the May 30th Tosai Auction is cancelled.


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