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



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


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.



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.


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!

Stay Connected with the City of Ridgefield and stay up to date on these and other happenings in Ridgefield!