Ridgeland Mississippi News

Ridgeland ‘Cross Weeknight ‘Cross Racing Series!

Join us for the inaugural TCMBA Ridgeland ‘Cross Weeknight ‘Cross Racing Series p/b Mississippi Cyclocross Cup in Ridgeland, MS. The four Thursday night races will be the perfect tune-up to the Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series (Ridgeland Cyclocross Festival & Spooky ’Cross) and Gulf South Regional Mountain Bike Series.
Each week the race course will be slightly different using natural and man made sections of the Ridgeland Trails portion of the park (directly in front of the parking lot). Bring your MTB, Cross or Gravel bike!
The series spans four Thursdays during the month of September. Race dates are: September 6th, September 13th, September 20th & September 27th. You will be able to purchase an early bird series discount pass starting on July 1st. This pass will get you registered for all four nights via one transaction and receive a nice discount. Stay up-to-date with the latest race information by following our Facebook page at “Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series”.

SAVE $! Get a series pass and you’ll be registered for all 4 nights. Registration opens on July 1st. All series pass holders will get a series bib number which will be used for all 4 nights and will not have to wait in line or sign multiple waivers! Early bird discount options:
• Aug. 1st-31st for $70.
• Sep. 1st-5th for $75

Required: All Racers must have a current USA Cycling license or one-day license.
On-site registration opens at 4:45 PM and closes 15 minutes before the start of each event. Adult registration is $20 for the night, unlimited races. Junior races are Free!

Overall series awards based on total points earned, best three of four races (see website for points schedule and full details). Weekly swag & podium recognition! Promoter reserves the right to combine, cancel and change races based on rider interest and field numbers.
No warm-up on the course while races are in progress or disqualification may occur. Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bicycle; mountain bikes are permitted, no bar-ends. Please clean up after yourselves, we are invited guests at one the area’s top weekend race venues (read: we cannot afford to lose this venue for future races.)
Call-ups: First race based on online-registration. Following races based on series standing!

1. Discount will not be available after September 5th.
2. Individual discounted race entries are not transferable.
3. Series Pass are not refundable!


Registration Opens Soon for Ridgeland Recreation and Parks Flag Football

Come join the Ridgeland Recreation and Parks Department and NFL for its 22nd season of flag football. The program will build good hand-eye coordination and reflexes,
as well as teamwork and the basic fundamentals of football. Flag football is also an excellent opportunity to experience physical exercise and social
interaction. Players must be 6 years old by September 1, 2018. For more information, Contact John Sidney North at 601-853-2011. To Register, please sign up here: Registration Form

Important Information:
Program Price: $80.00
Registration: July 23 – August 17
Ages: 6-9
Event Date: September-November
Day of the Week: Tuesdays
Location: Freedom Ridge Park

Independence Celebration – Fireworks Show at Reservoir

Do you like Food, Family Fun and Fireworks?

We hope you will join the Barnett Reservoir Foundation for the 7th Annual Event! Of Course, there will be something for the whole family. No matter which side of the Rez you live on you can enjoy this event. The event is at both Old Trace Park as well as Lakeshore Park.
To help you plan your night, the parks open at 4 p.m. with the live music starting at 6 pm. Most of all, you will want to Stay for the dual fireworks show with a soundtrack of patriotic music from IHeartRadio’s MISS103FM.

Most noteworthy, you can purchase food and beverage from vendors on site as no outside coolers or refreshments will be allowed.

For more information, check out the Barnett Reservoir Foundation The Barnett Reservoir Foundation

Ridgeland Life Summer 2018

Check out the latest edition to find out what is happening this summer, what has been going on in Ridgeland over the Spring, and much more! Summer 2018 Ridgeland Life

Ridgeland Releases New Water Quality Report

The City of Ridgeland produces an annual report outlining the previous year’s water quality test results. The testing includes disinfection, disinfection by-products and contaminants. Ridgeland’s water comes from seven deep-water wells. WaterQuality Ridgeland 2017

Ridgeland Fire Rating Earns Improved Classification

The City of Ridgeland has recently been advised of a new improved fire insurance classification from Fifth Class to Fourth Class. It is reflective of advances the city has taken in digital record-keeping, more inspections and education, improvements in water supply and an overall advancement in fire defenses. The new classification is effective from March 26, 2018 per a letter from the Mississippi State Rating Bureau received on April 2 by the Mayor’s office.

“We recommend that property owners in Ridgeland check with their insurance agent to determine the savings in their insurance rates,” stated Gene McGee, Mayor. “We believe that commercial property owners should definitely see a rate reduction, which means their cost of doing business should reduce.”

Ridgeland Fire Chief Matt Bailey said, “Our department is stronger in its record keeping over the last several years since we have been working with a system out of the State Fire Marshall’s office. We can track inspections, incident reporting and medical runs through the MS Fire Bridge system. It has helped to improve our digital record keeping.”

Bailey adds, “We are inspecting more often and providing more education when we conduct inspections. Our inspectors visit every commercial property annually and many are inspected biannually such as educational, childcare, and patient care facilities.”

The State Rating Bureau conducted a survey of the City of Ridgeland’s water supply and checked flows. According to Bailey, the City of Ridgeland Fire Department is consistently able to meet the 3500 gpm needed for fire protection of commercial property. This is evidence of high quality water infrastructure that is overseen by the City of Ridgeland Public Works Department.

The Bureau also checked fire department equipment, manpower and activities, conditions affecting operations, as well as local codes and their enforcement.

For any questions about the Ridgeland Fire Department and its operations, please call Central Fire Station at 601-856-8405.


Miracle League Field and Season Opening

The City of Ridgeland in partnership with the Miracle League of Central Mississippi will be celebrating the grand opening of the new Miracle League Field and the inaugural season of Miracle League of Central Mississippi baseball.

The Miracle League is designed for ages 5 and older including youth and adults who have developmental and/or physical challenges that prevent them from playing in a mainstream league. The Miracle League Field is made of specialized rubber that is completely flat and has no barriers, allowing easy access for wheelchairs, canes, walkers, crutches, and prosthetic limbs. A newly built Miracle League Field, located at Hite Wolcott Park in Ridgeland, will be in use for the games. The Miracle League will be operated by the City of Ridgeland Recreation and Parks Department.

The public is invited to the Grand Opening of Parker Miracle Field at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20 and to stay for the first game of the season at 5:30 p.m. Visit for more information.

East Lake Harbour Drive Construction Update

The City of Ridgeland is rehabbing East Lake Harbour Drive from Northpark Drive to Breakers Lane. The contractor will close one lane while maintaining one open lane at all times. While they will try to make these lane closures during off-peak traffic hours, some of this work will happen during those times.

We have been informed by the contractor that they require an overnight lane closure, Wednesday-Thursday, March 14-15, to perform trench widening on the westbound lane of Lake Harbour, and that a west-bound lane will be closed Thursday and Friday mornings during peak travel times.

The City recommends that motorists leave early or take alternate routes to arrive at their destination on time for the duration of the project. The contractor has until August 31, 2018 to complete the project. Motorists are asked to reduce speeds in the construction zone. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide an improved roadway.

Registration Open for Inaugural Season of Miracle League of Central Mississippi Baseball

Ridgeland Recreation & Parks, in partnership with the Miracle League of Central Mississippi, is currently taking registrations for the inaugural season of Miracle League baseball in Ridgeland. The league is designed for anyone who has developmental and/or physical challenges that prevent them from playing in a mainstream league. A Miracle League Field will be in use for the games. Volunteer buddies will assist the players as needed.

The Miracle League is designed to give individuals with limited abilities the opportunity to play baseball in a safe, inclusive and welcome environment. The league can accommodate all players by using adaptive equipment, such as a tee for hitting the baseball and volunteer buddies for swinging the bat. 

The Miracle League Field is built using specialized rubber that is latex free, completely flat, and has no barriers; it allows easy access for wheelchairs, canes, walkers, crutches, and prosthetic limbs. Children, youth and adults with disabilities will benefit from playing on the Miracle League Field. The field is located at Wolcott Park, 349 McClellan Drive in Ridgeland.

The complex includes dugouts that provide extra space for equipment as well as protective shade. Accessible parking and restroom facilities are also available.

Volunteers are needed and welcome to serve as buddies for players during games. Buddy training will be provided. Please contact the Ridgeland Recreation and Parks office if you would like volunteer information.

Registration for players will begin March 12 and continue through April 5. The fee to participate is $25 which includes a player jersey and cap. Registration forms are available for pickup at Ridgeland City Hall and for download at,, and

For more information, please call the City of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks office at 601-853-2011. For the latest updates about Miracle League of Central Mississippi, visit and

News Release PDF – Inaugural Miracle League Registration Open

Ridgeland Life Spring 2018

Ridgeland Life Spring 2018

Spring in Ridgeland means KidFest!, Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, Easter Egg Hunts, Bike Rides and enjoying all the outdoor events and activities that Ridgeland offers. Get the details here and also get caught up on city news, chamber happenings, library programs and school news.