Where to go sledding in Indianapolis

Plan your next snow day at one of the top sledding hills in Indy.

A sign reads "Flat Fork Creek," while in the background people climb a large, snowy hill. They wear coats and are carrying sleds.

Be mindful of your fellow sledders — take the long way up the hill to plan your next stunt. | Photo via Fishers Parks

Last week brought Indy its coldest temps of the year — and there’s still a month of winter ahead of us, averaging 8-12 inches of snow. Beat cabin fever by getting out in the snow. Better yet, dust off your sled and make the most of it.

Where to sled in Indy

Indy Parks offers six designated parks for sledding:

  • Brookside Park (3500 Brookside Parkway S. Dr.)
  • Christian Park (4200 English Ave.)
  • Garfield Park (2450 S. Shelby St.)
  • Paul Ruster Park (11300 E. Prospect St.)
  • Rhodius Park (1011 S. Belmont St.)
  • Southeastway Park (5621 S. Carroll Rd.)

Looking for a little something extra? Try:

  • Fort Harrison State Park | 6000 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis | This state park’s $7 entrance fee lets you access one of the biggest sledding hills in Indy, plus year-round amenities and activities.
  • Flat Fork Creek Park | 16141 E. 101st St., Fishers | Home of the tallest point in Hamilton County, Flat Fork’s 60-ft sledding hill is ADA accessible.
  • Koteewi Run | 11800 Koteewi Dr., Noblesville | This isn’t your neighborhood sledding hill — hop on a custom snow tube and hit 700 ft of groomed lanes.

Sled safe

We know, we know, you would crush it at the X Games. But if you’re sledding on Indy Parks property, sled by Indy Parks’ rules.

  • Kids should be supervised at all times. Pro tip: A bike helmet makes a perfect sledding helmet, too.
  • Make sure your path is clear of dry patches and hazards — yes, that includes homemade ramps.
  • Keep your feet pointed downhill, and stay seated or lying on your back.
  • Teach your kids to roll off the sled if it’s out of control.
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