Twin Cities Sledding Hills Guide

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Sledding is my favorite winter outdoor activity and Twin Cities-area sledding hills can’t really be beat. They are free and abundant, and they come in all shapes and sizes. These are some of our favorite sledding hills around the metro:

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Anoka Parks • George Enloe Park in Anoka is  a lit sledding hill, offering a safer evening sledding option.

Golden Valley Parks • Golden Valley lists two parks with sledding hills, Wesley Park and Scheid Park. They both also have skating rinks with warming houses.

Minneapolis Parks • The Minneapolis Park Board recommends three hills for sledding. However these are steeper grade hills most appropriate for older kids and adults. Residents know that any park with a slope is fair game as long as sledders are safe and courteous toward other park users. MPRB asks that sledders “use caution when using these non-designated sledding areas; never sled toward traffic and avoid hills with trees nearby.” The three recommended hills are:

All of these hills are free, but Columbia has tube rentals available.

New Hope The City of New Hope recommends Civic Center Park, Fred Sims Park, and Hidden Valley Park for sledding. The hill at Civic Center Park is lighted.

Ramsey County Parks • Ramsey County has four free designated sledding locations, including:

St. Paul • The St. Paul Parks Department recommends the following 15 parks for sledding. They also have a handy list of sledding safety tips on their site.

Three Rivers Parks • Sledding hills in Three Rivers are unsupervised and children should be accompanied by adults. The following five parks are recommended for sledding:

State Parks • If you want to take a Minnesota road trip that includes sledding, the State Parks also offer sledding hills at these locations.

Did we miss some? Do you have other favorites? Drop us a line. We’ll add more as we discover them.

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.


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