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:

Twin Cities Sledding Hills Guide by

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

Edina Parks Braemar Park. While the city doesn’t officially endorse any particular sledding hill, they do suggest that children should do their sledding in parks as opposed to roadside banks. They also invite families to enjoy the Toe Warmer Special at the Tin Fish Restaurant in Braemar Park after sledding.

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. Louis Park • St. Louis Park refers to sledding hills as “sliding hills” but you can find them by searching on its Neighborhood Park page.

  • Ainsworth Park, 7700 28th Street West
  • Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S. 
  • Browndale Park, 4900 Morningside Road
  • Dakota Park, 2643 Dakota Avenue South
  • Keystone Park, 3034 Alabama Avenue South
  • Louisiana Oaks Park, 3500 Louisiana Avenue South
  • Minikahda Vista Park, 3901 Inglewood Avenue South
  • Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.
  • Rotary Northside Park, 2200 Louisiana Ave. S.
  • Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive

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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