Snowfall in St. Louis is unpredictable, so when the powder falls, you want to be ready. Please remember that sledding is permitted in all St. Louis County parks except Lone Elk, Veterans Memorial, and Kennedy.
Art Hill is the best known sledding hill in St. Louis, and it gives you a nice long ride from the statue of Saint Louis in front of the art museum down to the Grand Basin. We love this hill because it can handle a ton of thrill seekers, it’s easy to find, has nearby parking, and the city park department always blocks the Grand Basin with hay bales to keep sled riders safe. 1 Fine Arts.
It’s not very steep, but Suson Park has a long, gentle hill near the playground that’s perfect for beginning sledders. 6073 Wells.
Sioux Passage Park
This county park in Florissant is a designated winter sports area where you can snowmobile, cross-country ski, and ride sleds. Check out “The Man Maker” hill, located south of the basketball court. 17930 Old Jamestown.
Deer Creek Park
Some call it Marshall Hill, but others refer to it as Suicide Hill. This steep sledding hot spot in Webster Groves is sure to please the more adventurous youngsters. Corner of Summit and Marshall.
Kids in St. Charles County say they have the best hill in the metro: Bum’s Hollow, a natural bowl shape collection of hills located at the rear of Blanchette Park. Each side of the bowl is a different level of difficulty—with all sledders racing to the middle. 1900 W. Randolph.
Illinois might seem flat, but families have found an awesome hill in Glidden Park. The park allows sledding when there is more than two inches of snow on their super steep hill, but sleds made of wood or with metal runners are not permitted. Look for the hill by the Junior Service Pavilion. Intersection of Branch St. and Lebanon (Collinsville, Illinois).
Article originally posted by STLMag