Kansas January 11, 2017
Here Are 8 Great Places To Go Sledding In Kansas This Winter
The middle of January is usually when winter starts to hit us hard. Who knows, it could even snow in May again! This means it’s almost sledding season, and you should have your prime sledding spots picked out. Here are 8 spots I found to start off with.
1. Sledding Hill in Olathe
This may not be a hill made just for sledding, but you won't tell the locals that! It's a pretty good slope at 119th and KC Road. `
2. The Dam at El Dorado Lake
This slope is perfect for sledding, as long as you know how to stop yourself before you hit the street. The slope is definitely fast, but levels out before it gets too crazy. Looks like fun!
3. Campanile Hill in Lawrence
On university grounds, there's a great hill near Potter Lake where everyone can safely slide without worrying about traffic, trees, or the lake. Just watch out for any college kids!
4. Pierson Park Hill in KC
In front of the elementary school there's a slope that's perfect for sledders of all ages.
5. Sledding Hill in KC
In KC there's probably plenty of hills and slopes for kids, but when you're as paranoid as I am, sometimes you need a safer place. The city park is a great place to make sure you're safe from cars while still having a great time. Watch out for trees, though!
6. Sedgwick County Park in Wichita
The only hill I used as a kid was this one, because there's no cars around, and it doubles as a kite flying hill in the summer. There's a steep front, and less steep sides to choose what kind of a ride you'd like. This place will be busy though, for sure!
7. The Palace in Wichita
Slide down to the palace over and over again with local kids and their families. If you get a good clean snow, there's usually a long line of sledders every year.
8. WSU Main Campus in Wichita
Full of college kids and families, this area is very popular for sledding, and often times there's ramps built to make it more fun. The slope is steep enough to get a lot of speed, and there's plenty of space to coast afterwards!
How many of these have you sledded on? Where’s your sledding hill where you live? If you’re looking for more winter fun, check out these
13 Spots in Kansas That Will Drop Your Frozen Jaw This Winter.