A guide to official sledding locations in Brooklyn, including NYC parks that allow sledding and snow tubing in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Heights, Brownsville, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills, Fort Greene, Prospect Park, and Sunset Park.
Wondering where to hit the slopes with your toboggan or snow tube in Brooklyn this winter? Check out these top sledding spots in your area for a perfect way to spend a snow day with your kids.
Fort Greene Park
Interior of the park at Willoughby Avenue, Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
Though a popular sledding spot in the winter, this hill is large enough that it rarely gets too crowded. The steepest and usually least crowded area is at the top of the hill by the monument.
Highland Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue, Cypress Hills
Since this park is located on a high plateau that straddles Queens and Brooklyn, sledders are rewarded with stunning views of surrounding neighborhoods, the ocean, and nearby cemeteries.
Middagh and Vine streets, Brooklyn Heights
With a name like Hillside, you know you’re in for a few slopes. This park also boasts a dog run, so bring the family pooch along on your sledding adventure.
Lincoln Terrace Park
Between Buffalo and Rochester avenues, adjacent to Eastern Parkway service road, Brownsville/Crown Heights
After a solid snowfall, this slope is as good as any in the city, and you might get the added bonus of smaller crowds than the bigger parks.
Fort Hamilton Parkway and 75th Street, Bay Ridge
Don’t let its size fool you—this park has a solid hill that’s perfect on a snowy afternoon. There’s also a playground, dog run, and year-round public bathroom.
Owl’s Head Park
Colonial Road and 68th Street, Sunset Park
Another great spot, but pack the fun into a few short hours—there are no public restrooms at this little park.
Near the Tennis House at Prospect Park West and 9th Street
The hills here attract sledders from Flatbush, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace, and beyond. If the main slope is too crowded, try the one in the meadow off Grand Army Plaza or the one behind the Picnic House, at the Third Street entrance.
Shore Road Park
Shore Road and 97th Street, Bay Ridge
The big hill here is hard to miss. It may be a bit steep for young kids and/or beginner sledders. The good news: There are 3 year-round bathrooms in the park.
Interior of the park between 42nd and 43rd streets, Sunset Park
This hill’s claim to fame? From its highest point, you can get a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. Bathrooms are located in the Recreation Center.
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