Ridgefield Pavement Management Program

The City of Ridgefield maintains about 50 linear miles of paved streets.

Pavement management is a way of protecting this community asset and maximizing the life of our streets. Each year, staff evaluates pavement conditions and determines the most cost-effective methods to extend pavement life and improve the driving surface. When streets begin to fail, they fail quickly and the costs to repair them increases dramatically. To use resources most efficiently, the city’s primary focus has been on keeping good streets in good condition.

This 10 Year Project Map demonstrates the streets that are scheduled for repair under the Pavement Management Program.

Pavement Management 2019

The Ridgefield City Council has been ramping up the investment in taking care of the streets throughout our community. In 2019, the City of Ridgefield will put nearly $350,000 to work preserving and improving street conditions.

Patching and chip seal projects are currently underway to repair residential streets in poor condition on So. 15th Way in Taverner Ridge, S. Hillhurst, Heron Drive, No. 1st Avenue downtown near Depot Street and 22nd Circle at the entrance to Wishing Wells. These projects will be underway through July. Projects on So. 8th Avenue and N. Royle Road were completed earlier this year.

The projects in red are part of the City’s pavement management program. These areas will have major damage patched and then chip-sealed. The green projects are road re-construction projects that are led by the City.

If there is a street in your neighborhood that needs fixing and you don’t see it on the 2019 Road Projects map, take a look at the 10-Year Project Map above to see if it scheduled for repair. If you don’t find your street in the 10-Year Map, use the City’s App “Access Ridgefield” to let us know.

Ridgefield 2019 Summer Recreation Guide

There are so many opportunities to be active and stay in Ridgefield this summer!

Between Community Events and Recreation Opportunities, our community has a wide variety of activities for all ages. This guide will help lead you to some of what is going on, but as summer continues, keep an eye on our  Community Events Calendar, new events will continue to be added.

Community Events


Ridgefield First Saturdays

Join us on the First Saturday of every month for themed activities at Overlook Park! Come enjoy music, fun, food, family-friendly activities, and a sense of community in downtown Ridgefield.

July 6 – Homecoming and Spudder Fest
August 3 – “Play” in the Park: Find Adventures in Your Own Backyard
September 7 – Multicultural Festival


Evenings in the Park

Tuesday evening family-friendly events in a variety of parks around downtown.

July 16 – Family Game Night at Davis Park, 5pm-7pm
July 23 – Movie in the Park at Davis Park – Title TBD
July 30 – Fitness in the Park at Overlook Park, 5pm-7pm
August 6 – National Night Out with Ridgefield Police at Abrams Park, 6pm-8pm
August 13 – Movie in the Park at Davis Park – “Babe”


Summer Playground Program

Battle Ground Parks and Recreation comes to Davis Park in Ridgefield to facilitate activities designed for young children.
Tuesdays, July 9th – August 28th 


Ridgefield 4th of July Celebration

July 4th, 7am – 6pm
There is something for everyone to enjoy while in Downtown Ridgefield for the 4th – free outdoor entertainment, Fun Run, contests and games, foods & beverages, arts & crafts, a fabulous parade and more.


Main Street Day

July 12th, 11am – 2pm 
Join at and around Overlook Park on Friday July 12th and celebrate downtown with Ridgefield Main Street.


Clark County Historical Museum Walking Tours

August 2-3
Tour begins at Overlook Park in the main square. Wander through and learn the stories of people who have lived, worked, and carved their place in Downtown Ridgefield.


Second Sundays Series 
@ Cathlapotle Plankhouse on the Refuge

Second Sundays, May 5 – Oct 13
The Plankhouse hosts a series of presentations on Chinookan culture, archaeology, and natural history the Second Sunday of every month during the season. These events include lectures, hikes, and hands-on family activities. View upcoming events.


Ridgefield Community Library

The Ridgefield Community Library has a large variety of events for all ages throughout the summer. Check their Upcoming Events Calendar for details.


Recreation Opportunities


Parks

 

The City of Ridgefield has several parks and facilities for the public to utilize and enjoy. Check out a list of City Parks and their amenities.


Trails

Trails are an important recreation asset to Ridgefield. Check out these trails that will allow you to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving Ridgefield.


Volunteer


There are many volunteer opportunities available in Ridgefield! Visit our volunteer page to explore options to volunteer with the City of Ridgefield and other organizations in the community.


Day-cations

 

Need a daytime plan to have fun and hang out with friends within the comfort of your small town? Check out our list of Day-cations on our website.


Waterfront

There are many recreation options available at the Ridgefield waterfront. The Port of Ridgefield boat launch, Alder Creek / Ridgefield Kayak Rentals (now open 7 days a week!), the Carty Lake Trail at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, and fishingExplore Lake River this summer!


Ridgefield Raptors

Baseball is coming the Southwest Washington at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC)! Be part of the inaugural season and get your tickets here. Keep an eye on City of Ridgefield social media, you may just get a chance to win some tickets!


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