When the snow starts falling in Kansas City, we’re quick to grab our snow boots and thickest coats, hats, and gloves to hit the hills with a sled.
Lucky for us, there are plenty of great spots to get big thrills while zipping through the snow sprinkled throughout the metro.
We asked Kansas City to weigh in with their favorite sledding hills—so no matter where you happen to be when the snow hits, you won’t have to go far for snow-day fun. Here’s where your fellow readers recommend:
Kansas City, Missouri
- Blue Valley Park (23rd Street side) – Lois D., Vernon L., Carakas A., and Dennis B.
- Brookside Boulevard and 57th Street (often referred to as Suicide Hill) – Charles L. and McKay M.
- Gillham Park – Kasi T.
- Kauffman Stadium
“There’s a massive hill on the north side of the parking lot. That’s where I grew up sledding.” – Valerie B.
- Kessler Park
“The park near Kansas City Museum—hands down!” – Katie G. (seconded by Tania R., Michael S., and Vanessa K.)
- Penn Valley Park – Gerard R.
- Waterworks Park – Elliot A., Jake B., and Mandi M.
Jackson County (outside of Kansas City)
- Keystone Park, Blue Springs
“Drive to the top of the hill, and you can’t miss it.” – Wendy W.
- McCoy Park, Independence – Eva S.
- Sugar Creek
“There’s a road in Sugar Creek, Mo., off 24 Highway. Turn at McDonald’s, go two blocks and you can’t miss it! It’s the steepest hill I’ve seen—almost straight down.” – Joan W.
- Sunnyside Park, Excelsior Springs
“It’s right beside the playground, but you’ll see it as soon as you pull up. There are also signs stating, ‘sled at your own risk,’ that are easily visible.” – Britney V.
- Rock Creek Trail, Gladstone
“It’s right by the where the trail starts at Brooktree Lane—about a hundred yards down. Hard to miss if you walk the trail.” – Daniel B.
- William Jewell College behind the Mabee Center, Liberty – Nick H.
- Snow Creek, Weston
“Tubing at Snow Creek in Weston is awesome!” – Simone N.
Johnson County, Kansas
- Corporate Woods, Overland Park
“I like the main huge hill that’s visible from the highway best!” – Taylor S.
- I-Lan Park, Leawood – Brandy H.
- Lowe’s Hill, Olathe.
“Not sure if there is an official name but we call it Lowe’s Hill (next to Lowe’s) in Olathe just south of 135th St. and Blackbob Road. It is usually very busy with families when it snows.” – Jackie R. (seconded by P. Douglas W.)
- Cleveland University in Overland Park
“My office faces a huge hill that is part of Cleveland University. The hill is at the top of the cafeteria and faces the highway. There are always tons of kids going down it when it snows.” – Sarah S. (seconded by Meghan G.)
- Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village. – Sutton M.
Kansas City, Kansas
- City Park
“There’s a good hill above the baseball diamonds.” – John B. (seconded by Bill N., Matthew P., and Eddie M.”
- J.C. Harmon High School (by Steele Road) – Kristina R.
- St. Margaret’s Park – Matthew P.
- Wyandotte County Lake & Park
“If you drive around the lake, you’ll find two big hills with a bowl in the middle. Pretty popular spot, but never too busy.” – Dawn T. (seconded by Bill N. and Eddie M.)