The snow has been touch and go this year, but eventually we can count on snowy winter days in southeastern Wisconsin.
For sledding adventures, any old hill will do, of course. But here are some of the most well-known places to go sledding around Milwaukee:
MKE With Kids Top Picks
5879 S. 92nd St., Franklin, WI 53132
Located near the Boerner Botanical Gardens, this 400 foot sledding hill is free to the public and lit up at night. There is also a smaller hill for the little ones north of the main hill. There is ample parking in the large lot off of 92nd street, and you can enjoy warm concessions in the Whitnall Clubhouse.
Plus, don’t miss your chance to ride with the Door County Sled Dogs, a recreational dog sled team made up of rescued dogs and run by an all volunteer organization. Sled rides are typically offered in Whitnall Park on the weekends for all ages on a first come, first served basis. You’ll get to visit with the dogs, ask questions, take pictures, and ride with the dogs around the trail. The cost starts around $15, and you can call (414) 967-9677 for the most up-to-date information.
Lowell Park Toboggan Run
Lowell Park Warming Shelter
2201 Michigan Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188
For updated conditions and hours, call (262) 522-9356
Located near Lowell Elementary School, the park offers great sledding and a 350 foot lighted toboggan run (for a small fee). Sleds are also available to rent. You must sign a waiver, which are available at the shelter, and all riders must by 48 inches or taller. Children under 11 must ride with an adult.
Milwaukee County Parks
(*Starred parks are lit up at night from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.! Get the most updated information by visiting countyparks.com.)
Brown Deer Park (7835 N. Green Bay Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209)
Short hill with steep drop.
Columbus Park (7301 W. Courtland Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53218)
*Currie Park (3535 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53222)
This golf course converts into a long, shallow sledding hill in the winter. The moderate speed is good for all ages. Warm up and grab a snack in the Currie Park Golf Dome nearby.
Greene Park (4235 S. Lipton Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235)
Hales Corners Park (5765 S. New Berlin Rd., Hales Corners, WI 53130)
*Humboldt Park (3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207)
LaFollette Park (9418 W. Washington St., Milwaukee, WI 53214)
(Not steep; slow speed)
McCarty Park (8214 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis, WI 53219)
McGovern Park (5400 N. 51st Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53218)
*Pulaski Park (1644-1712 W. Cleveland Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53215)
Wilson Park (1601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221)
More in Milwaukee County
Bayside Village Hall
9075 N. Regent Rd., Bayside, WI 53217
You’ll find the Village of Bayside’s sledding hill just north of Village Hall on the corner of Fairy Chasm Road and Regent Road. Parking is available on the west side of the sledding hill or in the Village Hall South Parking Lot.
Chapel Hills Park
6735 S. Highfield Dr., Oak Creek, WI 53154
7201 W. State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Honey Creek Sled Hill / Dewey Hill
7620-7624 N. Honey Creek Pkwy., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Located in a county park, this hill is open to the public and it’s rather steep. The west side of the slope is safer for young kids.
6560 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy., Glendale, WI 53209
Manor Marquette Park
E. Marquette Ave., Oak Creek, WI 53154
Riverton Meadows Park
2800 E. Honeysuckle Dr., Oak Creek, WI 53154
Urban Ecology Center
Riverside Park: 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53211 - (414) 964-8505
Washington Park: 1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208 - (414) 344-5460
Menomonee Valley: 3700 W. Pierce St., Milwaukee, WI 53215 - (414) 431-2940
All three branches offer sledding adventures, free rentals for members, and hot cocoa and tea inside.
N52W5882 Portland Rd.
W68 N851 Evergreen Blvd.
N70 W6110 Bridge Rd.
6333 W. Boniwell Rd., Mequon
Locally known as “Mule Hill”, Mee-Kwon Park is home to a sledding hill with a long shallow grade. There is ice skating at the nearby pond, as well, where you’ll find a warming house. There is no skating or sledding allowed at night.
Lime Kiln Park
2020 S. Green Bay Rd., Grafton, WI 53024
After sledding, check out the historic lime kilns.
Legion Memorial Park
W57N481 Hilbert Ave., Cedarburg, WI 53012
You’ll find the sledding hill off Spring St. in the back of the park.
Hawthorn Hills Park
4720 County Rd. I, Saukville, WI 53080
This popular golf course converts into a sledding hill for all ages during the winter months.
N106W15060 Buckthorn Dr., Germantown, WI 53022
Homestead Hollow County Park
N120 W19809 Freistadt Rd., Germantown, WI 53022
Erin Go Bragh Park
1846 WI-83, Hartford, WI 53027
Lisbon Community Park
N78 W26970 Bartlett Pkwy., Lisbon, WI
645 Baehring Dr., Slinger, WI 53086
Ridge Run Park
300 S. University Dr., West Bend, WI 53095
Enjoy this illuminated sledding hill and ice skating pond, great for all ages.
Royal Oaks Park
1000 Auburn Rd., West Bend, WI 532090
S63W17833 College Ave, Muskego, WI 53150
5400 S. Calhoun Rd., New Berlin, WI 53151
Elm Grove Village Park
13600 Juneau Blvd., Elm Grove, WI 53122
438 N. Oakwood Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Fowler park is home to a small hill with a parking lot nearby, but there is no public restroom.
14201 W. Kostner Ln., New Berlin, WI 53151
Genesee Lake Road Park
37505 Genesee Lake Rd. Summit, WI 53066
MacArthur Ave. (between Menomonee and Norman)
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
W220 N7884 Town Line Rd., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha, WI 53189
19900 River Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045
S100W31900 County Hwy LO , Mukwonago, WI 53149
W330n5113 County Rd. C, Nashotah, WI 53058
W315S8555 County Rd. EE Mukwonago, WI 53149
440 Concord Rd., Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
850 Lake Dr., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Sussex Village Park
N64W23760 Main St., Sussex, WI 53089
Valley View Park
5051 S. Sunny Slope Rd., New Berlin, WI 53151
You can sled or toboggan on this illuminated hill.
Wales Community Park
420 W. Brandybrook Rd., Wales, WI 53183
Wirth Park/Wirth Park South
2585 Pilgrim Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005