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Parks and Fields

Ridgeland is home to several parks and fields for cookouts, camping, hiking, jogging, team sports & more. Come on out and play.

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Freedom Ridge Park
235 West School Street
(601) 853-2011
Softball and soccer facilities, concession areas, covered pavilions, playgrounds and lighted walking trail.

Friendship Park
475 Lake Harbour Drive
(601) 853-2011
Picnic tables, grills, covered pavilion, lighted walking trails and playground.

Hite Walcott Park
201 McClellan Drive
(601) 853-2011
Youth baseball and softball complex, batting cages, playground and nature trail.

Midway Park
312 Midway Avenue
(601) 853-2011
Basketball court, picnic tables, grills, and playground.

Old Trace Park
Post Road at the Reservoir
(601) 856-6574
Covered pavilion, picnic tables, grills, playground and site of many special events and festivals.

Ridgeland Tennis Center
201 McClellan Drive
(601) 853-1115
Tournament site with 17 courts available for day and evening matches. Pro shop on site. Four pickleball courts have been added to two existing tennis courts with a cost of $3/person for 1.5 hours of play time.

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Hiking the Natchez Trace Parkway near Ridgeland

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Natchez Trace Parkway: Rules of the Road

Before you head out for a ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of the road. The fast-paced life of nearby interstates and major highways stops once you reach the Parkway. Along this journey your goals should change from getting there quickly to enjoying every moment of the …

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Traveling the Trace with a Historical View

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The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide to Ridgeland, MS

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