Snow enthusiasts get ready! Start finding all the warm clothing you have and pull your sleds out of storage. We’ve gathered up this handy guide to all of the best sled hills in the Chicago area and the suburbs.
All activities are weather permitting. Make sure to check conditions before venturing to any location.
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Willow Stream Park, 600 Farrington Drive
For more information, call 847-850-2100 or www.bgparkdistrict.org.
James Park, Oakton Street and Dodge Avenue
Sledding is allowed only on the small and intermediate hills. For more information, call 847-859-7822, ext. 8 or go to www.cityofevanston.org.
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Deer Grove #4 and #5, Quentin Road, north of Dundee Road, Palatine
Thaddeus S. “Ted” Lechowicz Woods, Central Avenue, half mile south of Caldwell Avenue, Chicago
Caldwell Woods, Milwaukee and Devon avenues, Chicago, 847-647-2240
Deer Grove #5 and Caldwell Woods have lighting and are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Deer Grove #4 and Thaddeus S. “Ted” Lechowicz Woods are unlit and are open 10 a.m. to sunset.
Call 800-870-3666 or go to www.fpdcc.com
Watt Park, 300 Randolph St.
For more information, call 847-835-3030 or go to www.glencoeparkdistrict.com.
Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Road
Johns Park, 2101 Central Road
Hills are lighted and open until 10 p.m. nightly
Call 847-724-3337 option 2 after 10:30 a.m. for recorded weather/hill conditions message or go to www.glenviewparks.org.
Danny Cunniff Park, 2700 Trail Way St.
Call 847-579-3130 for conditions or go to www.pdhp.org.
Blair Park Campus, 355 W. Washington Ave.
Lake County Forest Preserves
Lakewood Winter Sports Area, Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road, Wauconda
The hill is lit and open until 9 p.m.
Old School Forest Preserve, Saint Mary’s Road just south of Route 176, and north of Route 60, Libertyville
The hill is open until sunset.
For conditions, call the Winter Sports Hotline at 847-968-3235 or go to www.lcfpd.org.
Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road
For more information, call 847-438-5146, ext. 9, or go to www.volz.org.
Adler Park, 1500 N. Milwaukee Ave.
For more information, call 847-918-7275 or go to www.libertyville.com.
Diamond Lake Sports Complex, 26630 Illinois Route 83
Community Park, 1401 N. Midlothian Road
For more information, call 847-566-0650 or go to www.mundeleinparks.org.
Wood Oaks Green, 1150 Sanders Road
Techny Prairie Park, 1750 Techny Road
Wood Oaks is open dawn to dusk and Techny is open until 9 p.m. Call 847-291-2985 for recorded weather/hill conditions message or www.nbparks.org.
Century Park North, near Lakeview Parkway and Indianwood Drive
For more information, call 847-996-6616 go to www.vhparkdistrict.org.