The City of Ridgeland is a wonderful place for family and friends. Situated just north of the capitol city, Ridgeland is convenient to the largest metropolitan area in Mississippi while offering some of the state’s finest shopping, dining, arts and entertainment. The community fosters friendly neighborhoods, healthy lifestyles and clean parks and streets. Ridgeland has been named Tree City USA, Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community, and one of the 100 Best Places to Live by MONEY® magazine.
The high quality of life in Ridgeland is due to a vibrant economy, progressive city government and involved citizenry. Known for its outdoor recreation areas and community events, Ridgeland attracts an abundance of visitors on a regular basis.
The Natchez Trace Parkway, a picturesque National Park, runs right through Ridgeland and is popular with cyclists as well as motorists on a slow, scenic drive. Our city also borders the 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir, an excellent fishing, sailing, and water sports destination. Ridgeland’s multiuse trail provides over 13 miles of surface for walking, jogging, bicycling, strolling and so on.
Our city parks are the center of organized youth sports, national tournaments and playground fun. Ridgeland Tennis Center is a 17-court public complex that is run by pros. Mississippi Crafts Center located in our city was named the 2010 Travel Attraction of the Year by the Mississippi Tourism Association.
Special memories are formed at any of the outdoor events held in Ridgeland. Pepsi Pops symphony concert, Celebrate America Balloon Glow, Hamstock Barbecue and Music Festival, KidFest! Ridgeland, Renaissance Fine Arts Festival, Christmas Parade and so many more venues build community spirit and provide plenty of good times. Ridgeland is a place where culture and entertainment meet small town hospitality and charm.
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