Where to Sled in Seattle and Surrounding Areas

Winter is upon us, and it's time to gather up our family and friends and enjoy some snow fun. I love to spend time with my family just playing in the snow, especially when we find a good sledding hill and I can watch my teens being happy little kids again,

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Below are three great sledding hills in the Seattle area, and I hope you get the chance to visit them one day.

Jackson Park Golf Course

In Seattle, the hills surrounding a city run golf course are open to the public for sledding in the winter. Jackson Park sledding hill has a smooth grass texture, is easily accessible and has nearby parking. I have friends who have been on this hill, it is not the steepest but it is quite long, and sometimes draws a crowd of interested spectators.

Opening Times: Check with park.

Price: Free.

Address: 1000 N.E. 135th Street, Seattle, Wash.

Spinney Park, Kirkland, Washington

This is a great local park with hills all around. Crowds of people gather here on snow days and have a thoroughly good time.

Opening Times: Open all day.

Price: Free

Address: North East 100th Street, Kirkland Highlands, Kirkland, Washington.

Hyak Sno Park

Opening Times: Check with park.

This park has a hill that is looked after very well. Always call ahead to see if some parts of the hill are closed due to ice. There are heated restrooms in this park and other snow play areas. The sledding hill is due to open on Dec. 3.

Price: If you are going for the day you will need a day parking permit. Donations are also accepted.

Address: Lake Easton State Park, Easton, Washington.

Winter sledding is something my kids love to do. We have often sledded at Spinney Park, and have enjoyed ourselves. I have heard great things about the other hills, and I hope you are able to visit one of them and have a great time.

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Updated Monday, Nov 28, 2011