Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sledding in Milwaukee

Sledding is fun for the whole family
More fresh snow will be falling this week!  Time to get out the sleds and take the kids outdoors!  But actually it's not JUST for kids.  Anyone can have fun sledding, but the climb uphill gets harder each year.  At least that has been my experience.  Be sure to pack your pockets full of tissues and bring a thermos of hot cocoa for the best time ever.

The county maintains sledding hills at the following parks, which can be used for toboggans, tubes, and sleds, when weather permits. I've indicated which hills are lit at night with *.

Brown Deer, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd.
Columbus, 7301 W. Courtland Ave.
*Currie, 3535 N. Mayfair Rd.
Greene, 4235 S. Lipton Ave.
Hales Corners, 5765 S. New Berlin Rd.
*Humboldt, 3000 S. Howell Ave.
LaFollette, 9418 W. Washington St.
McCarty, 8214 W. Cleveland Ave.
McGovern, 5400 N. 51 St.
*Pulaski (Milwaukee), 2677 S. 16 St.
Wilson Recreation, 4001 S 20 St.
*Whitnall, 5879 S. 92 St.   Enjoy Concessions in the Whitnall Clubhouse

There are additional parks that have hills, but they are not maintained or groomed.  Also don't expect restrooms to be open:

Kletzsch Park, 6561 N. Milwaukee Parkway, Glendale
Hawthorn Glen, 1130 N. 60th St.
Maitland, 6001 S. 13th St.
Sheridan, 4800 S. Lake Dr.
Wilson Recreation, 4001 S. 20th St.
St. Mary’s Hill, 2323 N. Lake Dr.

There's also a smallish hill at Cahill Park in Whitefish Bay, as a result of the reconstructed ball fields with a water retention area.  You'll also find something similar in front of Mitchell Park Domes. Turns out these hills are perfect for young kids and old ladies like myself.  You will get a lot of turns in before you tire out.  

Milwaukee Moms Blog has a listing of more hills, many which are outside Milwaukee county. This blog has loads of fun ideas, especially if you're new to Milwaukee.  Spend some time browsing to learn more about where you can take your kids for fun. 

The Rock Sports Complex also offers tubing for $15-$20 per day.  See their website for hours and other details.
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