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6 spots to go sledding in Louisville

We’re going for a new saucer sled land speed record.

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If there’s snow on the ground, there’s going to be people sledding on the hills of Louisville.

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Lately, we’ve had blistery cold temperatures, ice, and even some snow accumulation. And with more snow in the forecast, you might be heading to the back of the attic or corner of the garage for your trusty sled so you can hit the slopes.

Here’s what to know about sledding in Derby City:

Where to go

The Louisville Metro Government has designated six hills as safe sledding spots. These hills are to open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. when there’s two to three inches of snow on the ground.

  • Cherokee Park (Baringer Hill, intersection of Alexander Road and Scenic Loop)
  • Joe Creason Park (Trevilian Way, across from Louisville Zoo)
  • George Rogers Clark Park (1024 Thruston Ave., behind the playground near McKinley Avenue)
  • McNeely Lake Park (6900 Cooper Chapel Rd., near the Korean War Memorial)
  • Tyler Park (1501 Castlewood Ave., on the Tyler Park Drive side)
  • Charlie Vettiner Park (5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Rd., near the Easum Road entrance)

Metro asks that you don’t go sledding on golf courses, so leave the fairways to Justin Thomas.

Safety in the snow

Don’t try this at home kids — Metro has some recommendations for staying safe in the snow.

  • Only use devices designed for sledding — leave the garbage can lid at home.
  • Don’t drink and sled. Not only could alcohol impair your judgment, it also causes the body to lose heat more rapidly.
  • Save your “Cowabunga, dude” act for the beach — don’t sled head-first, standing up, or backwards.
  • Stay to the sides when climbing back up a hill. If someone is yelling, “Get out of the way!,” it may already be too late.

We’ll add another rule to the Metro’s list: leave the non-caloric silicone-based kitchen lubricant to Clark Griswold.

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