All area journalists, journalism supporters and their families are encouraged to attend the free event, held at Brittingham Park in Madison, 829 West Washington Ave., from 4-10 p.m.
The park, on the shore of Monona Bay, includes a new playground; basketball, tennis and volleyball courts; a shelter; and restrooms, as well as a parking lot. Kayak, canoe and other water transportation is available for rent nearby.
SPJ Madison is renting out the park from 4-10 p.m., though attendees are welcome to come and stay for however long they’re able.
Please bring a dish to share and your own beverages. SPJ Madison will be supplyinggrilling equipment, cooling trays and meat to grill, on a first come, first served basis. As part of the reservation, SPJ Madison is also obtaining abeer/wine permit from the city, so alcohol can also be on the premises.
The picnic will take place rain or shine.