Temperatures have finally started to fall and the spooky spirits are finally starting to descend on Indianapolis! No matter how skittish you and your friends might be, there's a haunt around town
Sledding Hotspots In Indianapolis
Winter in Indianapolis has proven to be quite unpredictable this season! There’s been some rain, some warmer weather, and a few inches of snow! Don’t just sit inside all day, take advantage of some of the hills the Indianapolis area offers! Don’t forget to bundle up with the appropriate clothing, extra lip balm, and sunscreen - you may need it, even if the sun is hiding! Check out one of these hills on your side of town!
Address: 1720 W Wilkins St, Indianapolis - Cost: Free
On the southwest edge of downtown, this Indianapolis park offers a great view of the skyline during daytime sledding hours!
Address: 3500 Brookside Pkwy S. Drive, Indianapolis - Cost: Free
This park on the eastern outskirts of downtown has a great hill for sledding! With no obstacles in the way, there is plenty of room for groups & running starts!
Address: 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis (campus of Butler University) - Cost: Free
Right outside of Butler’s historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, this hill is a popular Indy sledding location! Take a ride down the hill right onto the campus’ football field!
Address: 11800 Koteewi Drive, Noblesville - Cost: starts at $25
This Noblesville specialty snow tubing hill is a unique experience for the family! Koteewi Run is a snow tubing hill ONLY. Slide down their lanes of snow and ride the tow line back up, then repeat for a day of outdoor fun!
Address: 2700 W 116th St, Carmel - Cost: Free
With 121 acres of land, there’s tons of room for outdoor winter fun! Sledding occurs on the north face of the hill. Great location for families with small children.
Simon Moon Park
Address: 2710 E 171st Street, Westfield - Cost: Free
With two slopes for sledding (East & South), you’ll have less time to wait between rides down the sledding hill!
Address: 2450 S. Shelby Street, Indianapolis - Cost: Free
At this Indy Parks approved sledding hill, you’ll find some great spots to ride down the hill. There are also nearby parking lots and shelter houses if you need to take a break during your sledding expedition!
Glenn’s Valley Nature Park
Address: 8015 Bluff Road, Indianapolis - Cost: Free
For the more advanced sledders in your family, this is a great option! This park has plenty of trees, but a few open hill areas that are ideal for sledding! This popular spot fills up early on snowy days.
Address: 850 W. Stop 18 Road, Greenwood - Cost: Free
On winter days, this turns into Greenwood’s sledding hotspot! There’s a large hill next to a shelter house for the whole family to enjoy.
Address: 5301 East St Clair Street, Indianapolis - Cost: Free
This Indy park near Irvington is a popular sledding location. The hills in this particular park are pretty small, so it’s a great stop for families with small children.
Fort Harrison State Park
Address: 6000 N Post Road, Indianapolis - Cost: $7 per vehicle
This state park has one of the largest sledding hills in the metro area. Since the hill is on the property of a state park, bring cash for the gate entrance fee
Paul Ruster Park
Address: 11300 E Prospect St, Indianapolis - Cost: Free
With a hill you can see from the street, this hill has room for plenty of sledders. Enjoy a nice view from the top of the hill and enjoy the ramp at the bottom!
Address: 1500 S Center St, Plainfield - Cost: Free
It’s worth noting that you can’t reach the sledding hill from the main entrance - you’ll have to go around the back. The sledding hill is steep & wide, providing room for lots of sledders at one time. Another perk: the parking lot has a full view of the hill if you need to stay warm in the car during the sledding fun!
Washington Township Park
Address: 435 Whipple Lane, Avon - Cost: Free
For the more experienced sledders in your family, a trip to Washington Township Park’s sledding hill may be in order. The hill is fast & steep with a few obstacles to avoid, like fences and trees.
When the snow finally sticks, bundle up and take the family out for a great day of outdoor fun!