One of the unfortunate realities of city living is that sledding opportunities are few and far between. Philly's flat, rowhome packed streets don't often include rolling hills, and many man-made slopes aren't exactly safe for sledding. There are, however, a few quality slopes around the city: here are some of the city's best options, mapped out.Read More
Where To Sled: A Map of Philly's Best Sledding Spots
1. Burholme Park
Philadelphia, PA 19111
The site of a historic mansion, Burholme park is also home to a large, well known hill. It gets crowded, but there's lots of room.
2. Thomas Mansion
There's a hill behind the Thomas Mansion known as Tommy's hill. Newsworks recently profiled it as Northwest Philadelphia's favorite sledding hill.
3. Art Museum Steps
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Is this an entirely safe sledding location? No! Is it fun to sled down the Rocky steps? Yes! The choice is yours, Philadelphia.
4. Clark Park
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The bowl on the south side of Clark Park is perfect for families and sledders who are looking for a safe, gentle slope.
5. Belmont Plateau
Philadelphia, PA 19131
This is a great slope inside Fairmount park with a great view of the Philly skyline.
6. The Water Tower in Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA 19118
The Water Tower in Chestnut Hill has lots of different hills, so it's suitable for lots of different levels of sledding ability.
7. Lemon Hill Park
There's parking here, and there are steep hills.
8. Fernhill Park
Philadelphia, PA 19144
There's a straight hill here that's easy to sled on.
9. Austin Meehan Junior High School
Philadelphia, PA 19152
There's a wide, straight hill for sledding, and a parking lot.
10. Walnut Lane Golf Club
Golf courses are often great places for sledding, and this one is no exception. Though some golf courses forbid sledding on their grounds, this one gives permission, according to sledriding.com