The Best Places for Sledding in and around Louisville

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Winter is really upon us with crisp air and snowy nights!  Growing up in NY, I loved to sled but our yard was flat so sledding had to take place elsewhere. Problem was, in NY, when it snowed, IT SNOWED and there was no way my parents were driving us out in the snow so we had to wait a day to let the road get cleared and then snow.  But, with 3 inches of snow in Louisville, the roads can clear quicker and be safe for traveling and people can hit a great hill in the area for sledding!

Louisville Metro Parks has designated sledding areas.  From their website:

  • Cherokee Park (Baringer Hill, intersection of Alexander Road and Scenic Loop)
  • George Rogers Clark Park (1024 Thruston Avenue, behind playground, near McKinley Avenue)
  • Joe Creason Park (1297 Trevilian Way, behind Metro Parks administration building)
  • McNeely Lake Park (6900 Cooper Chapel Road, near Korean War Memorial)
  • Tyler Park (1501 Castlewood Avenue, on Tyler Park Drive side of park)
  • Charlie Vettiner Park  (5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Road, near Easum Road entrance)

    They also have some basic rules about sledding posted on their website:
    Sledding is permitted on designated sledding hills only when the “Sledding Hill Open” sign is displayed.
    Sledding hills will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. as long as there is adequate snow to protect slopes. All sledding hills will close at 11 p.m.
    Park vehicles only on pavement in regular parking areas to protect your car from damage.
    No vehicles are permitted off the pavement in any park.
    No alcoholic beverages are permitted at any time.


    There’s also snowtubing and skiing at Paoli Peaks or Perfect North in Southern Indiana

    Readers on Facebook and Twitter recommend:

    Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve – there are hills near the back entrance to the trails next to the playground area that are steep for sledding!

    Also, one reader said that in Southern Indiana, the Riverfront in New Albany is great!  Readers also recommend Hounz Lane Park!

    From the above list given by the Metro Parks, there are readers that recommend pretty much all of them so go for it!

    Read the stream of comments about sledding – on our Facebook page HERE

    Wave 3 has a weather blog you can follow to track the snowfall.

    Enjoy the snow!

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