The Best Ann Arbor Sledding Hills
In honor of yesterday’s snow, I thought I’d compile a list of Ann Arbor sledding hills.
Rolling Hills Park
When we want to go sledding we have been going to the sledding hill at Rolling Hills park. The first time we went my daughter declared it the “Best Sledding Hill Ever“. In addition to bringing your own sleds, they rent toboggans and cross country skis. There is also a clubhouse which offers restrooms (and a place to warm up). There is a nearby playground as well for some additional snowy fun.
Rolling Hills is located at 7660 Stony Creek Rd in Ypsilanti. Since we live in southeast Pittsfield Township, Rolling Hills is easy for us to get to. While there is a daily vehicle entry fee ($5 for Washtenaw County Residents), I typically have a yearly vehicle pass from visiting the water park.
Huron Hills Golf Course
We went sledding at Huron Hills Golf Course (3465 E. Huron River Dr) for the first time in 2015. My daughter and her friend enjoyed the sledding there. There is no access to facilities like bathrooms, so it is best to plan ahead before heading to the sledding hill.
Veterans Memorial Park
In 2016, we tested out the sledding hill at Veterans Memorial Park. It’s a great choice for sledding on the west side of Ann Arbor. With restrooms and a snack bar at the indoor ice rink, there’s a place to take a break and warm up. Veterans Memorial Park’s address is 2150 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor.
We have a tiny hill in our backyard which is perfect for my daughter when it is still snowing and road conditions were not good. (It also allows me to stay indoors).
Other Ann Arbor Sledding Hills
A few times I have suggested trying out new hills, but my husband prefers to go with the known (and the proximity to home helps). This winter I think we will give some other hills a try. Note, sledding hills at schools should only be used when school and before/after care are not in session.
Slauson Middle School
Several readers yesterday mentioned the hill at Slauson Middle School (1019 W. Washington St). This was the first time that I have heard Slauson mentioned, so we will add it to our list to check out this winter.
Several readers also discussed Buhr Park (2751 Packard Rd) as a place to go sledding. From what I understand, the hill is better for younger children.
Leslie Science & Nature Center
A new reader recommendation for 2016 is Leslie Science & Nature Center (1831 Traver Rd). They do have a great hill for sledding and are a great choice in north Ann Arbor.
Leslie Park has a sledding hill as well. However, one of our readers has recommended not trying to drive to it without a 4WD. Several cars were stuck in the December 2016 storm.
Ann Arbor Open School
Ann Arbor Open School (920 Miller Ave) has two hills that offer sledding fun. Mack Pool is attached to the school and is open during the winter providing bathroom access.
Do you have a favorite Ann Arbor sledding hill? If we’ve missed your favorite, share it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.