Life in Ridgway
Ridgway is the perfect place to call home. Our historic town is centrally located to enjoy year round outdoor activities. Our schools are among some of the highest rated in the state, and we offer a safe and friendly community ideal for raising a family, starting a new business, or simply retiring to a more laid back pace of life. Explore the many services and amenities available in Ridgway!
Lyle G. Hall Community Pool & Ridgway
The Lyle G. Hall Community Pool is open from June until August. Depths range from 2' to 12'. There is also a concession stand and water slide. Special programs include swim lessons, night swims, and other special events. Daily and weekly admission or seasonal membership available through the Ridgway Borough.
Next door to the pool are the Frank Clark Memorial Basketball Courts - two full sized courts, free and open to the public.
The Ridgway YMCA offers a full range of programs and fitness amenities including racquetball, swimming, basketball, weights, aerobics, pilates, yoga and more.
Open Monday through Saturday, the YMCA offers guest passes and monthly membership for children, adults and families. For more information visit the Y's webpage by clicking here.
The Ridgway Area Middle/High School has three full-size tennis courts that are free and open to public
in the fall, spring, and summer.
Parks and Recreation
O.B. Grant Park
Wooded community park located in Ridgway's West End neighborhood. Fenced and includes a children's playground. A great spot to relax, have a picnic or feed the squirrels.
Located just three miles west of Ridgway, Sandy Beach Park offers pavilion rentals, fishing, baseball and softball fields.
Clarion-Little Toby Rails-to-Trails
Bike it, Hike it, Ski it! This 18-mile attraction in downtown Ridgway runs from Ridgway to Brockway on a flat scenic trail. Open year round.
The World Wide Web combined with your GPS brings you the unique game of geo-caching. Using the web and a GPS system, hunt for hidden objects in the hundreds of locations in and around Ridgway. Elk County is part of the Allegheny GeoTrail. Passports can be validated at the Ridgway Welcome Center at 300 Main St., Ridgway.