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.

Try a new sledding hill and let us know what ages you think it’s good for! We would love to add your comments.

Where To Go Sledding in the Western Suburbs


There’s a big hill across from Rocket Ice Arena. Kidlist read, Carla K recommends this hill for ages 8 years and up. “It’s super fast and when you get to the bottom you need to run.”

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


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 has three sledding hills with lights:

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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


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

You can also sled behind Madison School (601 S. Madison Street). It’s a little steep, but great because there aren’t any obstructions on the way down and it is completely clear at the bottom so you don’t have to worry about running into anything.

La Grange Park

Memorial Park
132 Oak Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526


Lisle High School
1800 Short Street
Lisle, IL 60532

Kingston Park
Kidlist reader, Carol C. recommends this hill for ages 4 and up. “Not crowded.”

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


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


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

Sledding hill next to Oak Brook Library

Oak Brook

Next to the Oak Brook Library
600 Oak Brook Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Fun hill! Depending on the snow quality it’s possible that your kids could slide across a side road that goes in front of the library, so be cautious.

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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 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. Great hill for multiple age groups. There is a path for walking up the hill to the side of the sledding area for safety. The hill is pretty long with bales of hay at the end for extra safety. There is a small gravel parking area under the bridge at the base of the hill.

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.

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Ty Warner Park
800 North Blackhawk Drive
Westmont, IL 60559


Northside Park
1300 North West Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

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


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.

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of two girls and a baby boy (ages 5 1/2, 4, and 6 months), and has lived in the Chicagoland for her entire life. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. The girls keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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