Sometimes it takes a while for the snow to start falling around Central Indiana, so when it happens, be ready to grab your snow toys and sleds and head out for some family fun! Here are local parents' favorite places to go sledding and snow tubing near Indianapolis. Use our interactive map to find a snow-covered hill near you! Are we missing your family's favorite snowy spot? Add it to our list below!
Perfect North Slopes
Beth Wood: Plan a trip to Perfect North Slopes for their epic snow tubing! You can tube down a 1,200' long run covered in snow! There are 23 different tubing lanes - including a Super Lane the entire family can ride down at once. Two Magic Carpet conveyor belts are available to take you to the top. Tubes are provided while other snow gear can be rented. Also, there are concessions, heated tents, seating areas and outdoor fire pits on-site for your enjoyment.
Pokagon State Park
Open, with or without snow, November-February
Entrance fee of $7-$9/car + $20/hour toboggan rental fee
Dawn Denning: Pokagon State Park's toboggan run offers a 90-foot vertical drop and over a 1/4 mile 20-30 second sledding dream! Your kiddos will have blast on the self refrigerated track which does not require snow to operate. Plan accordingly because the lines are long, but you are guaranteed 1 ride per hour. Once you are done flying down the hill, you can have more winter fun at the park with cross country ski rental or fishing on the pond. A whole day of seasonal fun awaits you!
Dawn Denning: Riley Park is a centerpiece in Greenfield and it does not disappoint for downhill sledding. This huge park offers 3 separate hills for your kiddos to enjoy. The largest hill has a shelter near it, so you can hang out or warm up while your kids are having a ball. The park also offers playgrounds, beautiful hiking trails and a huge open space to build a snowman or just run around. It is a good time for the entire family!
Flat Fork Creek Park
Dawn Denning: Sixty feet of sledding fun is available at Flat Fork Creek Park. The ADA compliant "big hill" is a huge hit for kids of all sizes and ages on the east side of Fishers! Once the snow starts falling, head out for some fun! While there, check out their biking and hiking trails and tree houses for your kids to climb- one is completely ADA Compliant.
Dawn Denning: This hill is a favorite on the Southeast side of Indianapolis! The length of the hill is between 200-300 ft. long and is an easy climb for kids of all sizes. There is lots of parking available and the hill runs into a wheat field, so no obstacles for your kiddos to hit. The park offers playgrounds, shelters, a creek and a pond for you and your kids to enjoy while outdoors.
Paul Ruster Park
Dawn Denning: Paul Ruster Park is an Indy park that includes a playground, dog park and sledding hill! The kids can play with the pooch and sled down the hill!
Strawtown Koteewi Park
Open December-February/March, conditions permitting
Tickets start at $25/person
Dawn Denning: Explore new adventures at Koteewi Park! Slide 700 feet down groomed lanes in their custom snow tubes to a soft landing, and then ride the tow line back to the top for another run. After tubing, you can enjoy the trails and fishing in this beautiful park. Concessions are onsite and a covered seating area is available if you need to warm up. There is also plenty of parking available.
Hamilton Hills Church
Beth Wood: Hamilton Hills Church in Fishers has a great sledding hill that they open to the public. It's a great place for the whole family to sled with plenty of parking.
Fort Harrison State Park
Entrance fee of $7-$9/vehicle
Dawn Denning: Fort Harrison offers ice fishing and cross country skiing, but they are best known for their huge sledding hill! Your kids will have plenty of space to go up and down the hill with all of their friends. Enjoy 300 feet of sledding! Around the hill are shelters with picnic tables, playgrounds for the kids, ice fishing on the pond and trails for everyone to hike and ski. This park is huge and has something for everyone!
Beth Wood: Forest Park in Noblesville offers sledding for all ages and experience levels. The sledding hill has different steepness along it's path and is located between the Forest Park Inn and Forest Park Lodge. Bathrooms and lots of parking are available.
Fishers Heritage Park at White River
Dawn Denning: My kids and I hit the hills at Heritage Park every time it snows. The 2 hills face an open field to slide down into, so you don't have to worry about facing a parking lot. The park has a bigger hill for the older kids with an adjacent small hill for the little kiddos to climb and sled. When you're finished sliding down the hill, take a walk on the trails near the White River to take in a beautiful view. Lots of parking is available and restrooms are on premises for public use.
Dawn Denning: Located in iconic Irvington, Ellenberger Park is a neighborhood favorite. Beautiful year round, the hill offers fun sledding during the snowy season, but beware there are some trees onsite.
Beth Wood: The Northview Church campus in Carmel has a great sledding hill that is always a popular spot with with the kids. We head there any time it snows for a few runs down the hill. The hill faces a large open field area so there is plenty of room for sledding without having to worry about traffic in a parking lot. There is plenty of parking near the sledding hill towards the back of the building.
Dawn Denning: Located on the east side, Brookside Park offers amenities for the whole family! When the snow starts falling, check out their huge hill for the kids to fly down! After sledding, the kiddos can play on the playground or bring your four legged friend for some doggy park fun. The beautiful Family Center on premises always offers a calendar of events for the whole family to enjoy including athletics or crafts and there are shelters on premises to rent.
Dawn Denning: Freedom Park is a family favorite in Greenwood. In the winter, the big hill is transformed into a sledding attraction for the whole family. The smaller people in your family can get to the top a little easier by walking up the stairs alongside the hill. For even more fun, walk along their hiking trails or play on their huge playground. If you can clear a spot, there are also basketball goals available to shoot some hoops. Freedom Park also includes a shelter house available for rent.
Simon Moon Park
Dawn Denning: Simon Moon Park offers fun year round, but "the hill" is a fun time for all sizes and ages when it is snowy outside. The park only allows sleds- no snowboards or skis. They have bathroom facilities for all to use, and a lot of parking and picnic tables for you to rest your cold feet. If your kiddos get tired of sledding down the hill, there are playgrounds on site and paved hiking trails for a family stroll. If you want to plan ahead, there is also a shelter available for rent to stay warm while your kiddos play in the snow.
Dawn Denning: The oldest park in Indianapolis has 122 acres of fun for the whole family! The park offers an Arts Center to keep yourself warm and a sledding hill in the back for the kids to sled and play.
Glenns Valley Nature Park
Dawn Denning: On the Southside of Indianapolis is Glenns Valley Park. This park is a nature reserve and an old estate, so it doesn't have a lot of parking available. It has a fun hill for your kiddos and walking paths for the whole family to enjoy!
Dawn Denning: Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Rhodius Park sledding hill offers beautiful views of downtown. This huge hill offers tons of spaces for kids to sled, climb and run! Play on the playgrounds, clear a spot for tennis, or rent a shelter - it is a great location to enjoy downtown and have some fun this winter!
Due to renovations, West Park will be partially closed until spring 2022.
Dawn Denning: During the snowy winter months kids can grab their sleds and slide down the two-story sledding hill at West Park. There is even a gradual walkway up the hill to make the trek to the top easier for both kids and parents. Along with a playground and restroom facilities, your kiddos can have tons of fun for hours.
Beth Wood: Mulberry Fields Park in Zionsville is a 38-acre park that has a large sledding hill, several picnic shelters, restrooms and plenty of parking onsite to make your next sledding outing enjoyable.
Dawn Denning: Sports are the rule in the summer, but in the winter.... Hummel Park is the place to sled! The largest hill in Hendricks County, there is room for the whole family to jump on sleds and have a great time together. After enjoying the ride, take a walk around the trails or play on the playground to burn the last bit of energy. There is also enough open space to build a snowman or just lie in the snow and make snow angels. Too cold to go outside for mom or dad? If you want to stay warm, you can sit in your car and watch the kiddos go up and down the hill.
Jimmy Nash City Park
Dawn Denning: Four hundred feet of sledding is open when the snow starts falling in Martinsville. The hill is huge and might be a little too much to climb up for the smaller kids. There is a family pavilion available for you and your sledders when you need to take a break from walking up the hill. The park also offers 2 miles of hiking trails, playgrounds for the kids and shelters to rent.
Washington Township Park
Beth Wood: Washington Township Park in Avon offers a great sledding hill located close to the large shelter area. The bottom is open for unobstructed sledding.
Open December-March, weather permitting
$25/three hour session
42” minimum height for tubing
Dawn Denning: Tubing is fun for the entire family! The Arctic Blast Tubing Park at Paoli Peaks is a great time for your kiddos. There is a lift that will take you back up to the top and tube rental is onsite and included with the price of your pass.
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