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Embrace the cold at 9 of the best sledding spots

Embrace the cold at 9 of the best sledding spots

Kelsey Lawrence

You may be cursing the snow when you’re scrapping off your windshield in the morning, but the upside is you can finally go sledding (or at least take your kids).

We’ve created a list of ten hills that you can enjoy this winter. These slopes are weather permitting so make sure you check the parks’ pages for updates.

Clinton-Como Park
301 W Pacemont Rd, Columbus

This is a good choice for those who like a little adventure but want to play it safe. The hills are long but manageable. There’s limited parking so if you live nearby, walking may be an option.

Wyman Woods Park
1515 Goodale Blvd, Grandview Heights

This park has something for everyone with some gentle hills and some that are pretty steep. And there are restrooms! There’s a Stauf’s nearby so you can warm up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate after the fun!

Battelle Darby Creek
1775 Darby Creek Dr, Galloway

Not for the faint of heart, Battelle Darby Creek is known for having one of the largest hills in the area. Not only is it super fun, the steep hill provides some exercise on you walk up.

Glen Oak Park
7126 Blue Holly Dr, Lewis Center

Not only does this park have a nice hill, there’s also an ice skating pond nearby. You can have hours of fun!

Whetstone Park of Roses
3901 N High St, Columbus

There are two designated hills but plenty of other spots to sled. Whetstone Library and Rec center are usually open so you can warm up during breaks.


Highbanks Metro Park
9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center

With a small and large hill, this park has options. The larger one is pretty steep but the bales of hay at the end of the slope will protect you from flying out of control.

Olentangy River Parklands
600 W Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington

This park offers a variety of slopes, so it’s suitable for all ages. There’s an especially steep forested hill, which isn’t recommended for safety but still used by daredevils looking for an adrenaline rush.

Scioto Audobon Park
400 W Whittier St, Columbus

Did you know about this sledding hill? Apparently, it hasn’t been visited much this season yet!

Schiller Park
1069 Jaeger St, Columbus

This park offers manageable hills for younger kids. Located in historic German Village, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery as you sled. There’s a good amount of free parking as well as metered parking on the street

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