By early Thursday, Winter Storm Gail had dropped about 10 inches of snow on NYC … which means our parks will be nice and powdery for the weekend (though there’s a 40 percent chance of rain on Sunday afternoon).
If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the wintery blanket, the New York City Parks Department has released its list of ideal sledding locations throughout the city, which of course includes the UWS.
They do state, however, that “while sledding is allowed in New York City parks, it is illegal to go sledding on golf courses.” So don’t do that!
Central Park’s official city favorite is Pilgrim Hill, near 72nd and Fifth Avenue. Central Park’s Great Hill, near 103rd and CPW, is also a great option, as is Cedar Hill (enter at East 79th Street).
Riverside Park’s West 103rd Street hill was mentioned by the city, but there’s also a popular hill at 91st Street near Hippo Playground. And there’s a narrow but super fun hill just past the tunnel at West 72nd Street.
And finally, Morningside Park has lots of options; NYC Parks recommends the hills at 110th, 113th and 122nd Streets.
Where’s your favorite sledding spot? Let us know in the comments below!