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Welcome to Ripon, Wisconsin

The City of Ripon is a thriving community of 7,863 residents located just 20 miles west of the Fox Valley, in the heart of Wisconsin.  Our family-oriented community offers the advantages and conveniences of living near a metropolitan area, plus the peacefulness and safety of small town Wisconsin. Ripon has a rich and significant history. Our community is the home of Ripon College and the Little White Schoolhouse, which is known for being the "Birthplace of the Republican Party."  Excellent schools, a thriving downtown, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities add to the high quality of life. 
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Make A Payment

An easy and convenient way to make payments to your utility bills, etc.
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Parks & Recreation

Park hours are 8:00am-10:00pm. Check our calendar for date and park availability.

Report a Concern

Submit a request or a concern for issues including sidewalks, trees, garbage can replacement, and more.
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Tourism & Local Events

Discover local tourism, event information, and lodging information available in the City of Ripon.
2 ladies viewing quilts

Senior Activity Center

The Ripon Senior Activity Center provides plenty our local seniors numerous services and activities. Whether social, physical or recreational, we offer a program you are sure to enjoy. Visit us today! Moving to 388 Murray Park Dr. soon! 
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Economic Development

The City of Ripon and our economic development partners work to create, diversify, and enhance employment growth and to promote opportunities for business development and stability.