Sledding in Columbus?
- December 29, 2012 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #330145
Bumping this up since we got some snow…December 29, 2012 8:36 pm at 8:36 pm #330146
Probably not legal, but we went sledding on Mt. Weinland, at N. Grant and 5th Ave across from the new builds in Weinland Park. There’s the BIG steep hill and lots of smaller hills. Also, lots of fresh untouched snow for building stuff.December 30, 2012 1:44 am at 1:44 am #330147
I have a hill in the back thats been used as a sled hill for years by locals I allow em mostly Hi school kids I cant do it feels like my guts get pushed into my throat but its in Pickaway county as I dont reside in Cbus anymore, Rockmill lake in Fairfield county has a nice sled hill not far from Cbus.January 3, 2013 1:43 am at 1:43 am #330148
MetroParks does daily updates on what hills are open.
Here’s their one from today:
Sledding hills are open at Battelle Darby Creek, Blacklick Woods Golf Courses and Highbanks. The kiddie’s hill at Blendon Woods is also open. Please note that the sledding hill at Sharon Woods is closed. You can cross-country ski at all the parks, except Inniswood and Sharon Woods.January 3, 2013 3:09 pm at 3:09 pm #330149
I’m not sure if it has a name but I grew up sledding at the park off of Wilson Bridge Road in Worthington. We would make it from the top of the hill down to the tennis courts for those familiar with it.January 3, 2013 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #330150
There is a dare-devil type run in the small forested area just east of Calumet Christian School. This is a no-holds-barred type of hill. Make sure you bail before the creek at the bottom, you will probably want to bail well before you get to the creek anyway.
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Bad ass sledding run.January 5, 2013 1:13 pm at 1:13 pm #330151
Went sledding at Scioto Park in Dublin yesterday. Great spot.January 5, 2013 1:20 pm at 1:20 pm #330152
Senator Tankerbell said:
Went sledding at Scioto Park in Dublin yesterday. Great spot.
*G* I was talking to the city horticulturalist about removing honeysuckle from that park, and she was only half-joking when she said that they leave it in place at the foot of the sledding hill to serve as a barrier keeping people from going down the bank to the floodplain.November 13, 2013 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #330153
Any new spots that weren’t covered here before? Based on recent weather I may need this information soon.January 7, 2015 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #1058185
You Can Still Sled in Columbus (Mostly)
January 7, 2015 4:54 pm – Jesse Bethea
Take warning, citizens, for the death of sledding is upon us. That’s according to several national news stories chronicling a series of restrictions and bans issued by city councils against sledding in public parks. The restrictions are the local government response to the liability concerns associated with sledding; the fear that people injured while sledding may decide to sue the city. The Washington Post Wonkblog blames the “American love of lawsuits” for this war on winter, while the conservative Daily Caller believes this is a sure sign of the encroaching “nanny state.”
READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/you-can-still-sled-in-columbus-mostly-jb1January 8, 2015 8:08 am at 8:08 am #1058221
They’ll call it Ethan Frome’s Law.January 8, 2015 3:48 pm at 3:48 pm #1058311
Someone should come up with a rating system, just like they do for skiing.January 30, 2015 9:27 am at 9:27 am #1061378
As a decent amount of snow is forecast for Sunday, I’ll ad that Rockmill Brewing posted this on their Facebook page earlier in January:
“Our tasting room is OPEN this weekend. Friday 4 – 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 8 pm. If you’re looking for sledding, the Rockmill Dam has a nice hill.”
Sledding and then hitting up Rockmill for some of their delicious beers in that gorgeous setting sounds like a pretty enticing scenario.January 30, 2015 10:38 am at 10:38 am #1061393
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