Our Town Brownfield: ‘Movies in the Park’

Movies at the Park, Aquatic Center bringing in people from across West Texas
Published: Aug. 4, 2023 at 9:54 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 4, 2023 at 10:10 AM CDT
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BROWNFIELD, Texas (KJTV) - Part of the charm that comes from smaller communities in the area is the unique events held throughout the year. In Brownfield, residents can head to Coleman Park for one new event, “Movies in the Park”.

“‘Movies in the Park’ is something that we just recently started this year. We’ve done it a few times, and we’ll have one more in August on the 19th,” City Secretary Kelly Burris said. “It’s a free event for the community, we ask everybody to come out. We’re going to watch the Super Mario Bros. movie, which we’re really excited about. So it’s really family-friendly, we encourage everybody to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and possibly bug-spray and come hang out with us for a little while.”

“Movies in the Park” typically runs after dark.

“It usually starts around dark or dusk, so we kind of consider that 8:30ish, 9ish, so we encourage everybody to come out. It’s a great event, it’s great for your family. It’s quiet, it’s nice. Hopefully, the weather’s great when we’re out there, and it’s just something for your whole family to do, that’s really cost-effective since it is free. It’s a great event to be at,” Burris said.

The summer heat also brings people to another part of Coleman Park, non-Brownfield residents included.

“We have a fantastic facility, the Brownfield Family Aquatic Center. We’ve got slides, diving boards, deep ends, all sorts of water features, lazy river, zero-degree entry, so it’s a great place to be. It’s a four-dollar entry for every person that’s in there,” Burris said. “We’ve got a full concession stand, we have shade! It’s a great place to be, it’s usually so packed — we appreciate that and we do have people travel from surrounding communities to come and utilize the pool.”

Last month, the pool showed “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” for “Movies in the Pool”. Burris says the town’s activities and culture span far beyond Coleman Park.

“We have a lot of things to attract people to Brownfield. We’ve got something as far as tasting rooms, wineries. We have great restaurants. We have great local restaurants that we encourage people to come and utilize,” she said. “We are able to really host and draw lots of people into town and we love that fact.”

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