If you’re ever feeling snowed in this winter and want to get the kids outside for some fresh air and fun, we’ve got tips on where to go sledding in New York City.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of coasting down a snowy hillside! Whether it’s the weekend or a snow day off from school, you and your kids can enjoy sledding in New York City.
At 172nd Street, between Teller Avenue and Clay Avenue
Slope behind ball field #3, at Fulton Avenue and Cross Bronx Expressway
West 232nd Street, between Johnson and Riverdale Avenues
Franz Sigel Park
Inside the park, at 160th, between Grand Concourse and Walton Avenue
Between 220th and 230th Streets, along Bronx Boulevard
Fort Greene Park
Interior of the park, at Willoughby Avenue
Highland Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue
Columbia Heights, between Middagh and Vine Streets
Lincoln Terrace Park
Between Buffalo and Rochester Avenues, adjacent to the Eastern Parkway service road
Fort Hamilton Parkway and 75th Street
Owl’s Head Park
Colonial Road and 68th Street
Near the Tennis House, at Prospect Park West and 9th Street
Shore Road Park
Shore Road and 97th Street
Inside the park, between 42nd and 43rd streets
Carl Schurz Park
89th Street, north of Gracie Mansion off of East End Avenue
Pilgrim Hill (72nd Street & Fifth Avenue, south of Conservatory Water)
Fort Tryon Park
Billings Lawn (enter the park from its southern end on Margaret Corbin Circle, where Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue converge)
Near the ball field by 174th Street
110th Street; 113th Street and Morningside Avenue; 122th Street and Morningside Avenue
Riverside Drive at 103rd Street
St. Nicholas Park
Between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard, off Ditmars Boulevard
35th Avenue, across from Golden Pond
Mary Whelan Playground, at 79th Street and Park Lane South
Juniper Valley Park
Juniper Boulevard North and South, near the Tennis Building at 75th Street
Eastside of Lake, at Metcalf and 164th Streets
Lower Highland Park
Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street
Clove Lakes Park
Martling and Slosson Avenues
Everyone can enjoy sledding when you follow these simple safety rules.
Use the Right Sled. Get a sled you can steer or stop (something with a braking system), as it will help you stay safer than a sled made from something you can’t control as well—such as a garbage can lid, lunch tray, or cardboard box.
Pick the Right Spot to Sled. The best hills to sled are ones that aren’t too steep, so that you can glide to a stop naturally. You should avoid any hills that end near a street or near a dangerous object, like a tree, fence, or pond.
Other Sledding Safety Tips.
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“Sledding in Parks,” NYC Parks. Accessed December 19, 2016.
“Safety Tips: Sledding,” KidsHealth. Accessed December 19, 2016.