Madison Village Park draws many visitors each summer during popular events such as outdoor markets, concerts, and auto shows.
But this weekend, the park on West Main and River streets is also the setting for an outdoor film.
Madison Joint Recreation District has reserved the park for the night of August 13 for a free screening of “Jumanji.” The film starts at 9:30 p.m
A large portable screen will be set up in the park to show the 1995 film starring Robin Williams.
Guests are asked to bring blankets and beach chairs for seating. The Madison Rebounders, a basketball booster club, will be on hand to sell snacks and novelty items as a fundraiser.
For the Madison Joint Recreation District, this is the second free outdoor movie night it has sponsored this summer.
“The Goonies” was screened at Madison Township Park on the evening of July 22, the day before the recreation district held its annual “Light up the Park Family Fun Day” and fireworks display.
Additionally, the screening of The Goonies, a 1985 adventure comedy, marked the first-ever outdoor movie night in the Madison Joint Recreation District. The event attracted about 125 people, leaving the recreation district satisfied with a turn in its opening film.
“It was very successful,” said board member Terri Waggoner. “The guy who set up and showed the film for us said that (attending) was great for a first-time event.”
The Madison Joint Recreation District provides activities and programs to meet the recreational needs of children and adults in Madison Village and Township. In addition to offering youth sports programs, the district sponsors events such as Christmas at Madison Village Park; a community yard sale and flea market; September Festival; and the Madison Summer Volleyball Classic.