The Best Sledding In NYC

Wheee! New York City parks offer plenty of satisfying sledding for both thrill-seekers and more laid-back snow bunnies alike. Check out this round-up of our favorite slopes from our 2016 Winter Fun Guide.

Central Park’s Pilgrim Hill (north of the 72nd Street entrance at 5th Avenue) is one of the most popular spots because of its relatively bump-free, steep slope. However, Cedar Hill (enter between 76th and 79th Streets at 5th Avenue) is a less crowded spot that is perfect for beginners and little ones.centralparknyc.org

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Sledding in Prospect Park. Photo by Adrian Cabrero via Flickr.

East River Park (FDR Drive between Montgomery and East 12th Streets) provides moderate slopes and good scenery. nycgovparks.org 

Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park gives sledders a choice between four different hills, offering something to suit every snow bunny’s desire and skill level. fortgreenepark.org

Another popular spot for families is Hippo Playground (at 91st Street) in Riverside Park. Kids can generate a lot of speed on its steep downhill, but the park has accounted for this by putting hay bales at the bottom to prevent speedy sledders from hitting the fence. riversideparknyc.org

At Morningside Park (from West 110th Street and Morningside Drive to 123rd Street), there are hills where intrepid sledders can generate lots of speed. Families that want a gentler ride can head north to St. Nicholas Park on 135th Street. nycgovparks.org

Prospect Park’s most trafficked hill is near the Tennis House at Prospect Park West and 9th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Families can head east to a slope in the Nethermead field, which will give you the feeling of being in the woods for a few hours. prospectpark.org

Check out these stories for even more winter fun:

  • For our 2016 guide to indoor and outdoor skating rinks, click HERE.
  • For our 2016 guide to great family art workshops, click HERE.
  • For our 2016 guide to awesome indoor sports and play venues, click HERE.
  • For our 2016 guide to great spots to grab hot chocolate and tea, click HERE.
  • For our 2016 guide to winter wildlife and gardens, click HERE.

 

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