Best Chicago Sledding Hills

Map Of The 23 Best Sledding Hills In Metro Chicago

We found the 23 best sledding hills in Metro Chicago! Chicago may not be known for its hills. Actually, Illinois has been said to be the second flattest state in the country. But Chicago isn’t letting that hinder its sledding fun. In fact, there are a surprising number of good sledding hills in Metro Chicago.

From big-kid sledding hills to moderate slopes for the little ones, there are all kinds of snowy thrills to be had in Chicago and the suburbs this winter. Some even offer the added bonus of an ice skating rink for a full day of winter activities for kids. You can’t go wrong. If you and the kids are interested in hitting the fresh snow (and you know you are) then make sure to check out our map of the best sledding hills in Metro Chicago. Try as many as you want until your heart’s content!

Riverwalk Sled Hill440 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL 60540, United StatesBring your own inner tubes or plastic sleds. Wooden sleds and metal-runner sleds are not permitted. The hill closes at 9:00 p.m. except on Fridays and Saturdays, when it remains open until 10:00 p.m.
Techny Prairie Park and Field1750 Techny Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062, United StatesThis 28-foot high hill may seem overwhelming for smaller sledders, but no worries, there’s stairs to get you back to the top! Well lit at night and has a warming house.
North Salk Park3160 Owl Dr, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, United StatesFamily friendly sledding hill, especially for the little ones thanks to the steps for the climb back up to the top.
Century Park1401 Indianwood Dr, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, United StatesFeaturing a warming shelter (open weekends only), ice rink with skate rentals, and nearby restrooms.
Caboose Park37908 N Fairfield Rd, Lake Villa, IL 60046, United StatesIn addition to a sizable hill, Caboose Park has one of the few toboggan chutes in the area. It’s also lit up until 10 pm for late night sledders.
Flick Park3600 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025, United StatesThis lighted sledding hill has a roughly 30-degree slope that cascades into an open field.
Eldridge Park363 W Commonwealth Ln, Elmhurst, IL 60126, United StatesGet ready to have some fun on this this spacious, lighted sledding hill.
Barrie Park1011 S Lombard Ave Oak Park, IL 60304The hill was recently redesigned for better flow, but can still get icy, meaning the big kids will enjoy the extra speed. Teeny boppers may need to ride with an adult.
Warren Park6601 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60645, United StatesTry this park’s kiddie slopes, go ice-skating, and then convince yourself to try the big kid hills.
Soldier Field1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, United StatesTackle the 220-foot slope of this unsupervised hill. The Park District makes snow if there's a short supply of the real stuff. Only plastic sleds allowed.
Pioneer Woods10218 W. 107 Willow Springs, IL, 60480A great hill for suburban residents, this hill is even lit after the sun goes down, so the fun can go extra late!
Oz Park2021 N Burling St, Chicago, IL 60614, United StatesThis sledding experience is extra magical. Imagine cruising down a mini hill of packed snow right on by Dorothy, Toto, and Scarecrow statues.
Melas Park1500 W Central Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056, United StatesThe bowl-shaped valley at this suburban park means plenty of landing space to cruise right on down.
James Park2100 Oakton St, Evanston, IL 60202, United StatesThe main hill here was so hardcore the Park District had to restrict sledding to prevent injuries. The side hill is still open and packs a good punch!
Humboldt Park1400 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622, United StatesThis park is a particularly picturesque place to sled, featuring sloping hills and a frozen pond.
Horner Park2741 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, United StatesTry out the smooth, none-too-fierce hill action on the Northwest Side.
Palmisano Nature Park2700 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608, United StatesThis garbage dump turned sledding hill prides itself on the spectacular southern view of Chicago’s skyline.
Dan Ryan Woods8300 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, United StatesThis hidden gem is never overcrowded, and it even boasts a 200-foot-long slope.
Cricket Hill4600 N Simonds Dr, Chicago, IL, United StatesFeaturing a lakefront view, this four-sided hill has a steep angle your daredevil tweens will not pass up.
Gompers Park4222 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60630, United StatesA wetland destination in the summertime, Gompers Park slicks up in winter. With smaller hills, it’s great for newbies looking for a minor thrill.
Caldwell Woods6350 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60646, United StatesAfter a day of sledding at the Northwest Side hill head over to the fire pit at the adjacent indoor warming center.
Arndt Park1990 White St, Des Plaines, IL 60018, United StatesThis lighted hill provides hours of fun for your kids, but if they need a little something extra, there’s even an ice skating rink here too.
Montgomery Ward Park630 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654, United StatesDon’t grease up your sleds too much or you may find yourself in the Chicago River, which lies adjacent to the park.

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