Cool Places to Sled in Kansas City

Posted December 10, 2008 12:02am by Kiran

Kansas City’s first snowfall is here! Get out to the garage and clean up your sleds – then check out one of Kansas City’s best sledding hills. We’ve compiled a partial list but feel free to add your favorites in the Comments section below.

  • “Suicide Hill” (KCMO) –56th and Brookside, Brookside Park
  • Gillham Park (Kansas City, MO)
  • Avila University (KCMO) – 119th and Wornall
  • Water Works Park (Northland) – North Oak, just north of Burlington in North Kansas City – multiple hills here!
  • William Jewell College (Liberty, MO)
  • William Landahl Park Reserve (north side of park) (Blue Springs, MO)
  • Ward Park (Blue Springs, MO) – SW 22nd St. off of 40 Highway
  • High Grove Elementary School (Grandview, MO)
  • Belvidere Park (Grandview, MO) – 6509 E. 147th
  • Meadowmere Park (Grandview, MO) – 13610 Byars
  • “Mad Dog Hill” (Belton, MO) – 155th & Westover
  • Glendale Elementary School, Lee’s Summit Road (Independence) – a good slope for smaller kids
  • McCoy Park (Independence) – 24 Highway
  • Hill across from Lea McKeighan Park (Lee’s Summit, MO) – 120 NE Chipman
  • 119th & Kansas City Road (Olathe, KS)
  • 137th and BlackBob (Olathe, KS) – just south of Lowe’s
  • I-435 between Antioch and Metcalf (Overland Park, KS) by Cleveland Chiropractic College (formerly the Farmer’s Insurance building) – get there via College Blvd.
  • Grace Church (Overland Park, KS) – 159th & Antioch
  • Wyandotte County Lake Park (Kansas City, KS)
  • Shawnee Mission Park (Lenexa/Shawnee, KS)
  • Stump Park (Shawnee, KS) – 47th & Woodland

NOTE: Not all of these locations – though popular – are public property. It is always a good idea to seek permission before sledding on private property. Be careful and watch out for your kids! Sledding is super fun but can certainly be a bit dangerous.

Where are YOUR favorite sledding hills, KC Kids Fun readers?



5 Responses to “Cool Places to Sled in Kansas City”

  1. Kate says:

    Dana Wright from KCTV5 chimed in on Twitter. She says “sled fun: you must include the hill behind the leawood library at 119th and roe. frowned upon… but hilarious fun.”

  2. t.m. says:

    I love sledding at Suicide Hill. It is the best place there is to sled. You can see many different ways of sledding and even make new friends, I would highly encourage people to take a trip to Suicide Hill….that is if you are looking fosdr great fun.

  3. Kate says:

    Another suggestion via @KansasTravel on Twitter: Shawnee Mission Park has several. One of the best ones is the back side of the dam.

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