Snow Day! Time to dust off the sled and hit the hills!
One of the best spots for sledding in the city is Ewen Park, where there are stairs for climbing back up the long steep hills. But make sure you watch out for the hay bales the Parks Department puts up to keep people from sledding into the street. Got to Johnson Ave, W 232 St and Riverdale Ave.
Go to Fifth Avenue entrance just north of 72nd Street. A popular spot, Pilgrim Hill offers a steep slope and long finish for a nice ride.
Cedar Hill: Or head to 76th and 79th Streets south of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Or try the hill at Conservatory Gardens at 106th and Fifth Ave.
Less crowded is Riverside, which also has many different hills. The Hippo Playground slope at 91st Street is usually very popular. On official Parks Department snow days the Department hands out free cocoa and sleds at 103rd Street.
Fort Greene Park
A great range of hills are available ranging from easy to challenging.
Go to DeKalb Ave at Washington Park.
Owl’s Head Park
Great views and steep slopes make for a great spot, but also a tough climb back up the hill. Head to Colonial Road at 68th Street.
Head to Long Meadow for sledding at Prospect Park for some easy slopes. This spot is the Parks Department’s Brooklyn snow day site. On those days, kids can venture into the nearby Picnic House for free hot chocolate. Enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West.
A good spot with both a medium slope and steeper one for the adventuresome. A great place to avoid crowds. 35th Ave between Cross Island Pkwy and 215th Street.
Juniper Valley Park
Not as big as other parks this Queens spot has plenty of hills great for sledding down after a snowstorm. Go to 80 St at Juniper Blvd North.