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County: Greene City: Greenfield Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: ~25 degrees Length: ~200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes (lot at top of hill)
Hazards/Obstructions: See Comments Video: None Photo: click camera for photo of hill Submitted By: Lance, 12-16-2004
Directions: Greenfield High School Football Field, near the center of town, from the highway, one wants to turn to the east on Mulberry street. Past the first stop sign which is the junction of East and Mulberry streets. Then forward to the end of the block. Turn left just past the gymnasium. From there one can see the sign above the gates with the football field's name on it. The beginning of the sled riding hill overlooks the football field.

Comments: When parking in the lot at the top of the hill, one can easily walk along the ridge toward the south from the steps that lead to the football field. So, if one chooses, they may walk up the hill after sledding down it or also walk over to the steps (roughly 8 terraces) to the top. The sled riding hill is fast enough to maintain adequate control and yet thrill a person. The only objects in the way would be a goal post, flag pole, and fence. All if these are not a problem as they are at the maximum distance a sled continues to travel and one approaches them usually while grinding to a halt. The sledding hill itself is for the most part smooth. There are no major bumps. Should one feel the need for more of an adrenaline rush, they can challenge the terraces that lead down directly to the football field.

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County: Kane City: Elburn Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: 50 ~30 degrees Length: ~400-500 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Eric, 12-31-2009
Updated By: Amber, 1-15-2012
Directions: Sledding hills located on Hughes Rd. between Fabyan parkway and route 47 in the Forest Preserve.

Comments: The forest preserve is open 365 days / Sunrise - Sunset. Parking located inside entrance which is about 100 yards from hills. They also have a kiddie hill. The bigger hill is big enough for adults to enjoy.

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County: Kane City: South Elgin Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Rock Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: 75 ~45 degrees Length: 500-600 ~25-100 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Travis Jones, 12-21-2009
Updated By: Amber, 1-15-2012
Directions: Sledding hill at Clinton Elementary School, 770 Mill Street, South Elgin, Illinois.

Comments: The parking is in front of the school, but if you park in back you will have to walk up the sidewalk!!! The hill portion is about 25' long and the entire run including the hill portion is ~100ft long.

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County: Kendall City: Yorkville Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~45 degrees Length: ~700-800 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: None Submitted By: Derek Doeing, 12-22-2010
Directions: Sledding hill called Harris Hill on Route 71 West of Route 47 in Yorkville, Illinois in Harris Forest Preserve.

Comments: None

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County: Lake City: Lake Villa Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: No Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Aubrey, 12-7-2007
Directions: Sled riding hill located at the corner of Fairfield Rd. & Grand Ave at Caboose Park.

Comments: Parking is available west of Fairfield on Grand. There is also a Toboggan Chute!!



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County: Lake City: Libertyville Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~300-400 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: No Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Becky, 2-14-2010
Directions: Sledding hill off Milwaukee Ave. at Adler Park

Comments: Warming House and skating rink nearby, with concessions and restrooms. Parking by warming house.

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County: Lake City: Libertyville Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~45 degrees Length: ~100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: No Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: None Submitted By: Daniel, 11-22-2008
Directions: The Old School Forest Preserve in Libertyville is accessible via St. Mary's Road approximately a half-mile south of 176. The hill can actually be seen from Interstate 94 on the west side of the road south of the 176/Rockland Rd./Lambs Farm exit. NOTE: If traveling via I-94, please note that the 176/Rockland Rd. exit is only accesible to northbound traffic for those exiting the interstate and southboud traffic for those merging onto the interstate.

Comments: Lots and lots of parking specifically at the hill location. More details here.

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County: Lake City: Mundelein Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: ~40 degrees Length: ~400-500 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: No Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Matt, 12-5-2007
Directions: Sled riding hill located at Keith Mione Community Park, 1/2 mile north of rte 176 on Midlothian Rd.

Comments: Lighting at night, rentals availabe, Warming house on bottom. At the parking lot theres a hill for small children.

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County: Lake City: Round Lake Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~300-400 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: No Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Steven, 12-24-2005
Directions: Sled riding hill located off Hart Road and Route 137 by the Ace Home Center.

Comments: There is plenty of parking at the base of the hill. There is also a small skating rink near the hill. Furthermore, the hill slopes down and there is a smaller hill for younger sledders. The hill has some lighting.

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County: Lake City: Wauconda Property: Public (Preserve) Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~400-500 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: No Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: None Submitted By: Eueru, 12-19-2009
Updated By:Steve King, 1-19-2011
Directions: Sledding hill at the Lakewood Forest Preserve. More details and directions here.

Comments: On this hill you can get to speed from 5-30 mph. It's the best hill around and its sponsored by the forest preserve. There is also skating and cross country skiing right next to the hill.

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County: Lasalle City: Ottawa Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Large
Slope: ~55 degrees Length: ~200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Michelle, 1-18-2010
Directions: Sledding hills at Allen Park which is located off of Courtney St. (hwy. 71).

Comments: There are about 3 areas that you can sled on at this park. It is a great time and where we always went as a kid!!!

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County: Macon City: Decatur Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~40 degrees Length: ~100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: Yes (see comments) Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Blake, 2-1-2008
Directions: The hill is part of the Nelson Park public golf course.

Comments: There is parking at the top of the hill in the Nelson Park Pool Parking lot. Its very wide and curves around to an even steeper section on the east/south side of the pool, but there is road not far from the bottom of the hill. The main open area of the hill is free from obstruction, but there are sections that have trees. Fun if you can steer a sled or a snowboard. Sometimes depending on snow amount and temperatur, the hill can get muddy and water can pool at the bottom.

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County: Madison City: Collinsville Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: ~25 degrees Length: ~400-500 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes (See comments)
Hazards/Obstructions: No Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: No Submitted By: Pete, 12-8-2005
Updated By: Steve King, 1-19-2011
Directions: Located in Glidden Park in Collinsville off of Lebanon Rd. Take Main St. in Collinsville to Lebanon Rd and turn left. Park is on your left.

Comments: Ample parking lot at top of hill.

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County: Madison City: Highland Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: Yes Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: No Submitted By: Ryan Huelsmann, 1-24-2011
Directions: Sledding hill at Lindenthal Park. It's at the end of Lindenthal St. Here is the map view here.

Comments: It has a large parking lot near the pool; park there and walk towards the race track. Beware of the fence at the bottom of the hill.

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County: McHenry City: Crystal Lake Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: ~40 degrees Length: ~300-400 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes (See below)
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Mike, 12-26-2004
Directions: Veterans Acres Park. This park is located just North of downtown on the corner of Rt. 176 and Walkup Rd. There are two sled riding hills. The big one (Babe Ruth Hill which is lighted) is off Walkup rd. below the big parking lot (just above the baseball fields). The steeper but smaller one is below the Nature Center and isnt' lighted (Rt. 176 and Main St.) The bottom of this sled riding hill goes to the edge of the pond and there can be a 2-3 ft. snow bank at the base before going out onto the ice.

Comments: Big parking lot is about 100 yards down Walkup Rd. There is a warming shelter near Babe Ruth Hill.



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County: McHenry City: Crystal Lake Property: Public School Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: 35 degrees Length: 100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Allie, 2-1-2011
Directions: Right behind Indian Prairie Elementary School off of Miller Rd/Randall Rd. If you're driving down Miller and look out your window, it will be impossible to miss.

Comments: None

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County: McHenry City: Fox River Grove Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~40 degrees Length: ~500-600 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo:click camera for photo of hill Submitted By: Josh Thompson, 12-22-2010
Directions: The sledding hill is on the back side of the Norge Ski jump and runs down to the river in Picnic Grove Park. There is parking at the base of the hill. Take Northwest Hwy north into Fox River Grove. Turn right at Lincoln Ave. and then right on Birch Ln. The parking is on the left in Picnic Grove park.

Comments: As long as the river is frozen over there are no dangers. A really good run could go that far.

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County: McHenry City: McHenry Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: Yes (see comments) Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Adam P., 12-9-2009
Directions: The sledding hill is behind the Mchenry VFW at Route 31 & Johnsburg Rd.

Comments: This is a very fast hill. Obstructions are only a handrail that's easily avoidable on the hill, but I've seen some close calls. There are a few trees at the bottom of the hill. My 4 year old did it by himself last year.

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County: McHenry City: Woodstock Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: ~25 degrees Length: ~100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: click camera for photo of hill Submitted By: Toni McLellan, 2-1-2008
Directions: The sledding hill is closer to the Emricson Park entrance at 900 West South Street in Woodstock.

Comments: There is parking right at the top of the hill. There are orange snow fences on either side of the hill. Hours: 5am-11pm

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County: McLean City: Bloomington Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~40 degrees Length: ~100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: No
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: click camera for photo of hill Submitted By: Ygor Alberto, 1-10-2011
Directions: Sledding hill in Ewing Park. It's almost on the middle of Jersey Avenue. To go there you can take the Orange H line bus, it passes in front.

Comments: There are some small ramps on it, to be fun.

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County: McLean City: Bloomington Property: Public Golf Course Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~50 degrees Length: ~100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Ygor Alberto, 1-10-2011
Directions: Sledding hiil down Main street, on the corner with Veterans Parkway at Highland Park Golf Course. The bus line Aqua K passes in front of it.

Comments: This hill is better than Ewing Park if you like to have higher speed. There's parking lot on the entrance of that, turning right when going down by main street.

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County: Morgan City: Jacksonville Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: 40 degrees Length: 100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Nicole, 1-26-2011
Directions: Sledding hill next to MacMurray College's Football Field, 447 East College Avenue, Jacksonville, Illinois.

Comments: None

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County: Peoria City: Peoria Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~45 degrees Length: ~100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: None Submitted By: Steve King, 1-19-2011
Directions: Sledding hill at Bradley Park. Sledders enter right at a guard rail as you come down Farmington Road from Main Street after the corner and before you get to Park Rd..

Comments: Steep hill!! I think they parked in the lot at the bottom near the tennis courts and walked up the hill. Here's a forum talking about it and other hills in the area.

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County: Rock Island City: Rock Island Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~300-400 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Tom, 1-15-2005
Directions: This hill, nicknamed "the Nutcracker" due to some hefty bumps, is located in Long View Park which is at the interection of 17th St & 18th Ave.

Comments: None

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County: St. Clair City: Fairview Heights Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: 45 degrees Length: 400-500 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: None Submitted By: Steve King, 1-8-2010
Updated By: Steve King, 1-19-2011
Directions: Sledding hill in Pleasant Ridge Park, 401 Pleasant Ridge Rd.

Comments: None.

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County: St. Clair City: O'Fallon Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Michael, 1-4-2005
Directions: Sled Riding hill in St. Ellen Mine Park. Park is located across from Home Depot on Ellen Mine St. off of route 50.

Comments: Parking available in adjacent parking lot.

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County: Stephenson City: Freeport Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~25 degrees Length: 100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Kris, 12-22-2010
Directions: Sledding hill in Krape park, located off Park Blvd., follow into park, stay left go up big hill, stay to left & parking is below.

Comments: None.

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County: Tazewell City: East Peoria Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~45 degrees Length: > 1000 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: Yes (See comments) Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Blake, 12-6-2005
Directions: Fon-du-lac Park District Property. (See comments below for detailed directions.)

Comments: This hill is actually two hills in one. When traveling up springfield road from the bottom of the hill (by Pizza Hut), the first turnoff to your left leads into the old Fondulac swimming pool area. There are now some tennis courts and playground equip. there. Upon entering the parking lot look to your right and a rather steep hillside will be on your right with no hazards or obstacles. I think this is a designated sledding area because the park district always mows a thick strip of the long prarie grass down the hill. The only reason that I can think of them doing that is to sled.

The other hill is a bit more dangerous. Once again when heading up Springfield road hill (starting at Pizza Hut) take your second right. This heads into a picnic pavillion area. Just behind this pavillion area is a monsterous hill length over 1000 feet. This second hill is very hazardous there are trees scattered down the hill. There is also a concrete walking path that starts at the pavillion and snakes down the full length of the hill. The path also includes steps. At the bottom there is a road about 35 yards from the bottom of the slope. The road is not a busy road but still sees traffic. The only people that slide into it are the people crazy enough to start at the top of the hill or higher than the last place the walking path snakes across the hill. This hill is quite popular even for parents and little kids. Both offer lots of parking. On the second hill you can park at the bottom of the hill as well if you don't plan on sledding from the top.

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County: Whiteside City: Sterling Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~25 degrees Length: 200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: Yes (see comments) Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: None Submitted By: William Manon, 3-1-2013
Directions: Sinnissippi Park in Sterling Illinois is a beautiful well manicured park with a scenic view overlooking the Rock River. The sledding hill is located on the east side of the park. Local Directions: I-88 or I-80 to IL 40N to IL 2N, 2 miles, turn right on Freeport Rd/ East 13th St. to the park. Sinnissippi Road Sterling, IL 61081 815-622-6200

Comments: Park your vehicle in the east parking lot and take a short walk directly east behind the pavilion. This sledding hill has a few hazards that should be noted, on the south side of the hill there are several large trees that need to be avoided, at the bottom of the hill on the north side there is a creek that is fenced off that you will need to avoid or steer around. The center of the hill is fairly clear sailing except for the wash boarding that sometimes happens to the snow in the midsection of the hill. Park website here.

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County: Will City: Goodenow Property: Forest Preserve Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~65 degrees Length: 100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Bob Wagner, 2-11-2010
Updated By: Erik, 1-13-2012
Directions: Sledding hill at Goodenow Grove off of Dutton Rd. in the Will County Forest Preserve. See map here. SEE BELOW UPDATE.

Comments: Has a man-made 40-foot hill which is a sledding hill in the winter. SEE BELOW UPDATE.



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2012 Webmaster Update: I had received an email from stating:

" Goodenow Grove Forest Preserve in will County is closed until the spring of 2012 for repairs to trails and public areas. There is NO sledding hill access until the winter season of 2012-13."

Therefore, being the webmaster of this site, I recommend that you don't sled here. It is closed!




County: Will City: Lockport Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~65 degrees Length: 100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: Yes (see comments) Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Tom, 12-26-2009
Directions: Sledding hill inside Dellwood Park (Lockport Park District). Best access if is directly off of State Street/Collins Street/Archer Ave at the south end of Lockport.

Comments: First of two hills at Dellwood Park. This hill is 95% Safe... Rather steep - Trees along the right side at the base of the hill - Not really a hazard... There are old steps that are either buried in the dirt and snow or torn out... NICE HILL - FAST HILL.

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County: Will City: Lockport Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: ~45 degrees Length: 100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Tom, 12-26-2009
Directions: Sledding hill inside Dellwood Park (Lockport Park District). This hill is a mound in the park by Dennick Pool from when the pool was dug.

Comments: Second of two hills at Dellwood Park. This hill is great for the family - Still excellent for teens and adults. Fast enough for all, yet still very safe..... Parking is on Lawrence Ave. At the pool facility.

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County: Will City: Naperville Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth Crowds: Some
Slope: ~25 degrees Length: 100-200 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Kevin, 4-6-2009
Directions: Sledding hill located at 95th Street and Plainfield-Naperville Road.

Comments: Small parking lot is adjacent to the hill. Other parking is available across the street (with traffic light).

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County: Will City: Plainfield Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~45 degrees Length: 200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Imran Kahn, 12-21-2010
Directions: Sledding hill located at Norman Greenway on 135th St. approximately mile west of Route 30.

Comments: There is a parking lot near the sled hill.

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County: Will City: Plainfield Property: Public Park Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~30 degrees Length: 200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: Yes (see comments) Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Imran Kahn, 12-21-2010
Updated By: Greg, 1-5-2014
Directions: Sledding hill in Cumberland Park (Cumberland Subdivision) Caton Farm Rd. west to County Line Rd. South (left) on County Line Rd. to Manchester Dr. East (left) on Manchester Dr. to Cumberland Dr. South (right) on Cumberland Dr. to Gallatin Ln. East (left) on Gallatin Ln. and follow to park.

Comments: Greg says in a Jan. 2014 updated "This is a fast hill but at the end of the area is a large pond with no fence last year I watched to kids go down the hill past the area to slow down and in to the pond. Make sure someone is standing at the end to catch the kids so they dont go in."

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County: Will City: Plainfield Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~45 degrees Length: 200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Imran Kahn, 12-21-2010
Directions: Sledding hill in Boy Scout Park 23729 W. Ottawa St. behind the Recreation/Administration Center.

Comments: None

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County: Winnebago City: Rockford Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: No Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Large
Slope: ~40 degrees Length: ~200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: click video camera for video of sledder on hill (Via YouTube) Photo: None Submitted By: Jim, 12-14-2004
Directions: Aldeen Park on Alpine Rd.

Comments: There is also a backside slope to this sled riding hill that is sometimes fenced off, but easily accessible. This side of the sledding hill is desired by extreme sledders due to bumpiness (AIRTIME!) of the ~45 degree angle slope at about ~150 ft. long.

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County: Winnebago City: Rockford Property: Public Permission: Yes
Designated Sledding Area: Yes Turf: Grass Texture: Smooth & Bumpy Crowds: Some
Slope: ~35 degrees Length: ~200-300 ft. Easily Accessible: Yes Nearby Parking: Yes
Hazards/Obstructions: None Video: None Photo: None Submitted By: Kelly, 1-1-2007
Directions: Sledding hill at Twin Sisters Park

Comments: Twin sisters is not as steep as Aldeen Park, but better to observe others.

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