Grab Your Sled and Head for These Sledding Hills in the Western Suburbs

Snow is on the way, and it’s time to go sledding! Here is a comprehensive list of places to sled in the western suburbs. Grab your snow gear and head to one of these local sledding hills. Most locations will be open with at least two inches of snow accumulation, and many spots have lighting, so the fun doesn’t have to stop at sunset.

Where To Go Sledding in the Western Suburbs

Burr Ridge

Trinity Lutheran School
11503 German Church Road
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Carol Stream

Armstrong Park
391 Illini Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Clarendon Hills

Park Avenue Park
421 Park Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

Prospect Park
Behind Clarendon Hills Park District
315 Chicago Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

Darien

Mark DeLay School
7414 S Cass Avenue
Darien, IL 60561

Downers Grove

Gilbert Park
1500 Gilbert Road
Downers Grove, IL 60516

Ebersold Park
5923 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516

O’Brien Park
6909 S. Dunham Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60516

Concord Square Park
Springside and Concord Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60516

Elmhurst

Elmhurst has three sledding hills with lights:

Berens Park
493 Oak Lawn Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Crestview Park
245 E. Crestview Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Eldridge Park
363 Commonwealth Lane
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Elmhurst also has an accessible, junior hill located at:

Ben Allison Park
444 S. West Avenue
ElmhurstIL 60126

Glen Ellyn

Newton Park
707 Fairview Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Hinsdale

Katherine Legge Memorial Park
5901 S. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521

La Grange Park

Memorial Park
132 Oak Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526

Lisle

Lisle High School
1800 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532

Sunset Knoll, Lombard | photo courtesy of Jason Unger, local parent

Lombard

Sunset Knoll Park
820 S. Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Naperville

Arrowhead Park
711 Iroquois Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563

Brook Crossings
1015 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564

Country Lakes Park
1835 North Aurora Road
Naperville, IL 60563

Gartner Park
524 W. Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540

May Watts Park
804 S. Whispering Hills Drive
Naperville, IL 60540

Riverwalk Sled Hill at Rotary Hill
440 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

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Sledding hill next to Oak Brook Library

Oak Brook

Next to the Oak Brook Library
600 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Located in Center Park West, this sledding hill was renovated this year (2018) and has ample parking nearby.

Oak Park

Barrie Park
1011 S Lombard Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

Taylor Park
400 W Division Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

River Forest

Keystone Park West
500 Park Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

Villa Park

North Elementary School Park
700 N. Harvard
Villa ParkIL60181

Jackson Middle School Fields
301 West Jackson Street
Villa Park, IL 60181

Westchester Woods Sledding Hill

Westchester Woods Sledding Hill

Westchester

Westchester Woods
10159 Cermak Road
Westchester, IL 60154
There is a small parking area near the overpass and the hill features a walking path up the side.

sledding at Spring Rock Park in Western Springs

Western Springs

Spring Rock Park
4400 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
This park has two areas that are good for sledding, a gradual hill good for first time sledders right next to the parking lot (pictured above) and a short, steeper hill between an equipment building and the soccer fields, south of the parking lot.

Westmont

Ty Warner Park
800 North Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559

Wheaton

Northside Park
1300 North West Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Pioneer Woods Sledding Hill in Willow Springs

Willow Springs

Pioneer Woods
Flavin Road/Willow Springs Road between 95th and 107th Street
Willow Springs, IL 60480
This hill is long and gradual. It’s a nice ride down and a moderate walk up.

A little further, but worth mentioning

Swallow Cliff Woods North
Calumet Sag Rd/Route 83, west of LaGrange Road in Palos Park
(708) 839-5617
A popular sledding spot because it has a steep hill with stairs on the side that are used for exercise during the warmer months. The hill has lighting is open for sledding when there is 6 or more inches of snow. They recommend you call ahead.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:30 pm; Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm

Tubing

Mount Hoy (Warrenville)
Blackwell Forest Preserve
Click here for more information on this adventurous alternative to sledding, including age requirements, hours, tube rental, and tips.


We would love to hear your comments and recommendations about the sledding hills above! Any insights to make a trip more fun? Don’t see your favorite spot listed? Share in the comments below.

Also, you can find more great sledding locations in the southwest suburbs. Click here for our list of Best Places to Go Sledding in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs. Or, find more outdoor fun throughout Chicagoland.

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