Friends of Ridgefield Parks & Recreation

The Friends of Ridgefield Parks & Recreation is a nonprofit organization formed in 1987 and supports the activities and facilities of the Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Department/Commission. Its mission is to provide financial assistance for special programs and projects offered by the Department/Commission.


Over the years, the Friends of Ridgefield Parks & Recreation has raised funds for projects which include: development of athletic fields/expansion, trees for town, Main Street playground, the Barn (youth programs), Spotlight Theatre, Richardson Park improvements, Out & About (programs for special needs adults), CHIRP (summer park concerts), Debug Wheelchair (beach access for special needs), baseball field enhancements, youth and teen projects, and many other activities.


Recent projects include:

  • Governor Park
  • 911 Memorial
  • Sky’s the Limit All-inclusive Playground
  • Ballard Park improvements
  • Planting of grown trees in Richardson Park
  • Skate Park improvements


Friends of Ballard Park is a project of the Friends of Ridgefield Parks & Recreation Commission, a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization.

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