Play Ball: Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex is Open for Play

Play Ball: Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex is Open for Play

In the summer of 2014, Ridgefield School Board members dreamed of a large sports and recreation hub that would benefit Ridgefield School District sports teams, as well as enhance recreation for general residents. Five years later, the field of dreams has become a reality.

The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC), located on Hillhurst Road next to Sunset Ridge Intermediate and View Ridge Middle School, and just south of Ridgefield High School, is a 53-acre outdoor sports facility that has been co-developed by the City of Ridgefield and RSD and includes a community building, a playground, trails, and six sports fields designed to accommodate soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, and football. This dynamic complex has already provided a big boost for sports teams, RSD, and for families in this fast-growing community.

“This facility is a game changer for our organization,” says Nick Allen, head baseball coach at Ridgefield High School. “It’s the only facility in western Washington with multiple full-sized, turfed baseball fields with lights. Our kids will have better access to the tools that they need to develop. Beyond that, the facility gives us the opportunity to better connect with the community at large by putting on special events that will hopefully draw people to the park.” 

To read more, pick up a copy of the April 2019 issue at any of these locations, or view the digital archive copy here.

Check out Oktoberfest 2018 at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC):

Learn more about the complex’s development, and rental and use fees here.

Vivian Mattila Walikainen is blessed with a husband of 25 years, six children and three grandchildren who keep her learning, growing, and slightly off-balance. She lives in Battle Ground and recently earned a bachelor's degree in human development from Warner Pacific College.

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