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The Recreation and Parks Department administers an incredibly wide variety of programs. For senior adults, Recreation and Parks offers everything from low-impact choreorobics and yoga to bridge and ballroom dancing. Our athletic programs are second to none. We proudly offer empowering athletic programs like HOOPS and TOPSoccer for children with mental or physical disabilities.

Adult Programs

Dog Obedience

Dog obedience classes are instructed by the Jackson Obedience Training Club over nine weeks, teaching pet owners basic obedience commands. Ridgeland hosts the classes at the Ridgeland Recreational Center located at Old Trace Park.

Youth Programs

Youth Soccer

Ridgeland Recreation & Parks offers youth soccer programs in conjunction with the Mississippi Futbol Club, providing youth soccer under the guidance of the Mississippi Youth Soccer Organization. Fall and Spring sessions are offered. For more information, visit MSFC online at

Youth Baseball, Softball, and Basketball

Ridgeland Recreation & Parks offers youth baseball, softball and basketball programs in conjunction with the Madison-Ridgeland Youth Club. For more information, visit MRYC online at for baseball, and for softball.

Father-Child Fishing Tournament

The Father-Child Fishing Tournament is held at Old Trace Park on the Ross Barnett Reservoir to celebrate Father’s Day.

Flag Football

Hosted by Ridgeland during the months of September, October and November, Flag Football builds teamwork skills and teaches the basic fundamentals of football.

NFL Punt, Pass and Kick

This program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 11. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program.

Special Needs Programs


HOOPS Basketball is a program designed for special needs children. Games are held in January and February utilizing volunteer coaches and assistants.


This soccer program is offered to children ages 5 and up who are mentally and/or physically challenged. Registration occurs in the summer.

TOPSoccer Jamboree

TOPSoccer Jambore is designed for boys and girls ages 5-18 with special needs. This event provides a day of fun while teaching basic soccer skills.

Miracle League Baseball

Miracle League is a baseball/softball program adapted for physically/mentally challenged youth.

Senior Adult Programs

Weekly Programs
Monday, Wednesday & Friday’s, $15.00 a month, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Line Dance Class
Mondays, $10.00 per class or $40.00 for a month. Beginners at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Advanced at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Men’s Bible Study
(Free) Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Men’s Agape Coffee Group
(Free) Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. A group of men who meet together for coffee, friendship and good conversation.

Martial Arts of Seniors
Tuesdays & Thursdays, $10.00 per month, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Painting Pals
(Free) Tuesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Restoration & Relaxation Gentle Yoga
Mondays & Fridays, $30.00 for 6 (30 minute) classes or $5.00 per class, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Yoga for Flexibility, Fitness and Fun
Monday & Fridays, $60.00 for 6 (1 hour) classes or $10:00 per class, 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Fitness for Everyone
Tuesdays & Thursdays, $10.00 per month, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Senior Fit
Mondays & Wednesdays, $15.00 per month, 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

The Complete Mix
Mondays & Wednesdays, $15.00 per month, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Tap Dancing
Mondays, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m (Intermediate) & 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Beginners) $5.00 per class

**R&R Gentle Yoga
Mondays & Fridays, $35.00 for 6 (30 minute) classes or $8.00 per class, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

**Yoga FFF
Mondays & Fridays, $35.00 for 6 (30 minute) classes or $8.00 per class, 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Thursdays, $30.00 per month or $8.00 per class, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

**Program price for both R&R Gentle Yoga and Yoga FFF – $55.00 for 6 (1 hour) classes

Bi-Monthly Programs
Thread, Yarn, Crochet & Coffee Group

(Free) 2nd & 4th Mondays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Monthly Programs 

(Free) 4th Thursdays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Garden Club
1st Tuesdays of the month, September – May, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m., $20.00 per year.

Seasonal Programs 
Fall-Proof Your Life/Tai Chi
– 4 week class.

Senior Adult Valentine Banquet
Cupid will be aiming for your heart, and our program will be aiming for your funny bone at the Senior Adult Valentine Banquet. Delicious food, flowers and music, friends and fun await you. Our banquet is a big draw for seniors across the metro area. Ridgeland Recreation and Parks offers this special event every year on the Monday before Valentine’s Day. Call the office for details.

Mayor’s Fun Walk
A favorite event of local senior adults, the Mayor’s Fun Walk, includes a walk with the Mayor on the Ridgeland Multiuse Trail, health information, demonstrations and entertainment. This event is held in October.