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Where To Sled: A Map of Philly's Best Sledding Spots

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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.


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1. Burholme Park

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401 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
(215) 742-2380

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

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6245 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, PA

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

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2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
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

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4503 Kingsessing Ave
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

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Fairmount Park
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

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200 East Hartwell Lane
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

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Sedgeley and Lemon Hill Drives
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 232-4337
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There's parking here, and there are steep hills.

8. Fernhill Park

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Abbottsford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

There's a straight hill here that's easy to sled on.

9. Austin Meehan Junior High School

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3001 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152

There's a wide, straight hill for sledding, and a parking lot.

10. Walnut Lane Golf Club

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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

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1. Burholme Park

401 Cottman Ave, 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.

401 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111

2. Thomas Mansion

6245 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA

There's a hill behind the Thomas Mansion known as Tommy's hill. Newsworks recently profiled it as Northwest Philadelphia's favorite sledding hill.

6245 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, PA

3. Art Museum Steps

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, 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.

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130

4. Clark Park

4503 Kingsessing Ave, 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.

4503 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104

5. Belmont Plateau

Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 19131

This is a great slope inside Fairmount park with a great view of the Philly skyline.

Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19131

6. The Water Tower in Chestnut Hill

200 East Hartwell Lane, 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.

200 East Hartwell Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118

7. Lemon Hill Park

Sedgeley and Lemon Hill Drives, Philadelphia, PA 19130

There's parking here, and there are steep hills.

Sedgeley and Lemon Hill Drives
Philadelphia, PA 19130

8. Fernhill Park

Abbottsford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144

There's a straight hill here that's easy to sled on.

Abbottsford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

9. Austin Meehan Junior High School

3001 Ryan Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152

There's a wide, straight hill for sledding, and a parking lot.

3001 Ryan Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19152

10. Walnut Lane Golf Club

Philadelphia, PA 19128

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