Best Sledding Hills in Madison, WI for Kids

Aldo Leopold Park | 2906 Traceway Dr – Madison

This 11-acre park located south of the beltline, between Fish Hatchery Road and Seminole Hwy. features a reservable picnic shelter, ball field, full court basketball, a playground and in the winter season a hill perfect for sledding

Arbor Hills Park | 3109 Pelham Road – Madison

Just south of the beltline, Arbor Hills Park offers a nice retreat for neighborhood families complete with a shelter, open field, playground, and sledding hill.

Berkley Park | 1730 Browning Road

On the far north side, this park has all your essential amenities like a playground, swings, and basketball courts. But there is the added bonus of a wide hill that makes for fun winter time activities like sledding!

Bradley Park | 1127 Amherst Drive

Bradley Park is located in Shorewood Hills and is an area used primarily as a skiing and sledding hill.

Chicory Meadow Park

This park is located in a beautiful wooded setting, off of the Capital City Trail.

Elver Park | 1250 McKenna Boulevard – Madison

Elver Park is known for having the biggest hill available for sledding in the area. During the winter, the staffed shelter provides a place to warm up and rentals for snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, and cross-country skiing (permit required) and lighting for evening recreation during the open season. This park is also complete with a warming house that features hot cocoa and concessions.

Garner Park | 333 S Rosa Road – Madison

Garner Park is an interesting blend of physical and social landscape. The greater part of its forty-two acres rises along a knoll to an overlook, where the award-winning Garner Shelter has been built.

Gasner Memorial Park | 800 Scott St – Oregon

Located in Oregon, Gasner Memorial Park has basketball courts, a picnic area, playground and a great hill for sledding!

Tollefson Park | Gatsy Glen Dr – Verona

Tollefson Park is located in the Hawthorn Hills subdivision at Gatsby Glen Drive and Whalen Road in Verona. It provides recreational space for the Glacier Edge Elementary School, as well as a sledding hill.

Grundahl Park | 600 S Blue Mounds St – Mt Horeb

Grundahl Park offers a more thrilling sledding experience. Located in southwest Mt Horeb, the park also features a lit ball diamond, playground equipment, basketball court, sledding hill and a community stage that supports a summer concert series.

Hiestand Park | 4302 Milwaukee Street

This large park is adjacent to Hiestand Woods Conservation Park and offers a number of recreational amenities. The park features a disc golf course open spring through fall, a reservable athletic field, a reservable picnic shelter with solar lights and a bike path connecting the park to the nearby neighborhood.

Huegel Jamestown Park | 5810 Williamsburg Way – Fitchburg

Located in Fitchburg – Huegel Jamestown Park features play equipment, two tennis courts, full basketball court, softball diamond, soccer field, volleyball area, sledding hill, paved path, and landscaping.

Indian Lake Park | 8183 WI-19 – Cross Plains

Indian Lake County Park (500+ acres) is one of Dane County’s largest parks. The main entrance is located on STH 19 about two miles west of US 12. A winding trail leads to a historic chapel built in 1857, perched on a hilltop with breathtaking views and a great sledding hill for winter.

Nakoma Park | 3801 Cherokee Drive – Madison

Nakoma Park offers sledding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and ice skating.

Olbrich Park | 3527 Atwood Avenue – Madison

Located on Madison’s East side along the shore of Lake Monona and adjacent to Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Olbrich Park is one of Madison’s largest lakefront parks. There are spacious hill areas for sledding and it also offers a beautiful view!

Orlando Bell Park – Madison

This 13-acre park located between Hwy. 51 and I-39/90 on Madison’s east side features a reservable picnic shelter, full court basketball, horseshoe courts, ball field, open field and in the winter season a hill perfect for sledding.

Sycamore Park | 830 Jana Lane – Madison

Sycamore Park located on Madison’s east side features a large off-leash dog exercise area, soccer fields, and playground equipment.

Warner Park | 2930 N Sherman Avenue – Madison

The most popular activity at this park is sledding. But they also offer ice skating, snowshoeing, and a rec center.


***It’s highly recommended to wear a ski helmets or even a bike helmet while sledding on bigger hills. The Kohl Safety Center in American Family Children’s Hospital usually sells helmets at cost.

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