When the snow falls this winter, have your toboggans ready to enjoy one or more of these sledding hills!
The Metro Parks system is well-patrolled by park rangers who have first aid training, plus the hills set aside for sledding have hay bales around trees and obstacles which makes them a far safer option. Metro Parks also feature nearby parking and restrooms for their sledding hills.
Battelle Darby Creek (the canoe access point and Ohio to Erie trailhead)
Blacklick Woods Golf Courses (east of the Golf Course Activities Building)
Highbanks (Big Meadows Picnic Area)
Scioto Audubon (between the bocce courts and the Columbus Rotary obstacle course)
Scioto Grove (park at the Arrowhead Picnic Area)
Sharon Woods (sledding hill entrance is north of the main park entrance, on Cleveland Avenue)
Walnut Woods (a kiddie’s sledding hill in the Buckeye Area, close to the dog parks)
Community parks also offer great sledding in the area, and have similar safety barriers, but may not have on-site restrooms or personnel.
Antrim Park, 5800 Olentangy River Road, Columbus
Ballentrae Park, 6350 Woerner Temple Road, Dublin
Big Run Park, 4201 Clime Road, Columbus
Blues Creek Park, 627 Fontanelle Road, Ostrander
Clifton-Como Park, 301 W. Pacemont Road, Columbus
Delaware State Park, 5202 US23 North, Delaware
Gallant Woods Preserve, 2151 Buttermilk Hill Road, Delaware
Glen Oak Park, 7126 Blue Holly Drive, Lewis Center
Goodale Park, 120 Goodale Street, Columbus
Griggs Reservoir, 2933 Riverside Drive, Columbus
Olentangy River Parklands, 600 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington
Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, Hilliard
Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger Street, Columbus
Scioto Park (Leatherlips Park), 7377 Riverside Drive, Dublin
Whetstone Park of Roses, 3923 N High Street, Columbus
The best sledding is LEGAL sledding! Please don’t trespass on private property to find good snow-covered hills. Be a good neighbor, don’t sled where you aren’t allowed!
As always, this list was accurate as of publication time, but circumstances do sometimes change, so please check before making plans to sled.