The City of Madison offers numerous things for citizens to enjoy, including recreational programs, facilities, and access to open spaces, with bike & pedestrian trails/greenways, a dog park, playgrounds, a performance pavilion, parks, athletic fields (totaling more than 300 acres), an indoor/outdoor aquatic center, Rainbow Mountain trail & park, and more.
The Parks and Recreation Department supports a variety of youth sports programs, as well as specialty classes for children and adults (including swim lessons held year-round). Other classes include yoga, dance, and art. The specialty classes are contracted out to experienced and trained individuals so that participants can expect the highest quality.
Madison is home to the AA Minor League Rocket City Trash Pandas, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels. Their stadium holds 7,500 for games and up to 10,000 for other events, which are held throughout the year.
Festivals and events are held year-round, including a Kite Festival, Glow in the Dark Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, traditional and special needs Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Fireworks (Stars and Stripes Forever Celebration), Rotary Club "Parrots of the Caribbean" Festival, Madison Street Festival in historic downtown, a Halloween skate party at Insanity Skate Park, Christmas Magic Tree Decorating Contest and display, and a Christmas parade.
The Madison Public Library, a branch of the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library System, is well-loved and a great resource to those who frequent it. From books, CDs, DVDs, and media to workshops, book clubs, and storytimes, the Madison Public Library is the educational go-to spot for children and adults alike.
Other Community Facilities
|Banks & Branches||15+|
|Health & Fitness Clubs||12+|
|Parks (City & Regional)||30+|
|Skate Park (Board and Roller)||1|
|AA Minor League Baseball Team||1|
With its proximity to Huntsville, many residents and visitors to Madison take advantage of the recreational opportunities Huntsville has to offer, including Huntsville City FC, a professional soccer team (MLS Next Pro), a Minor League Soccer team (Rocket City United) and SPHL Hockey team (Huntsville Havoc).
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the #1 tourist spot in the state of Alabama, features a unique and educational experience for all members of the family, with frequently-changing special exhibits and an IMAX theater.
The Von Braun Center hosts a many talented artistic series', including the Broadway Theater League, Community Ballet, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Fantasy Playhouse, Ars Nova (Opera), and Theater Huntsville.
For outdoors enthusiasts, Monte Sano state park offers panoramic vistas of the Tennessee Valley, along with fun for the whole family. Picnic spots and hiking and biking trails are prevalent, and dogs are welcome on many.