Best Spots for Sledding in Kansas City

This winter, our family has made the decision we are going to go big on any activities that bring us joy…so weather permitting, we plan to do a LOT of sledding! What could bring more joy than speeding down a snowy hill on a sled?!

For many, sledding is a childhood right of passage; as an adult, I can attest, it’s a sure-fire way to make you feel like a kid again. The best part is you don’t need anything fancy or to spend much money to participate and have fun. Just suit your crew up in some warm (ideally waterproof) clothes, grab a few simple plastic toboggans from the local hardware store, and you can expect thrills, giggles, and exercise for the whole family — Bonus points for post-sledding hot cocoa

There are plenty of excellent sledding hills all over the Kansas City area.

So grab a sled of your liking and check out this list of spots where you and your family can go to get some winter-time joy!

MISSOURI SIDE

Kansas City, MO

  • Brookside Hill — 304 E 57th St, Kansas City, MO 64113
  • Westwood Park — 4798 Wyoming St, Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gillham Park — 3915 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Blue Valley Park — 2301 Topping Ave, Kansas City, MO 64129
  • Sheffield Park — 6900 E 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64126

Liberty

  • William Jewel College — 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068

Northland

  • Hidden Valley Park — 4029 Bellaire Ave, Kansas City, MO 64117
  • Waterworks Park — 2 N Oak Trafficway & Northeast 32nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64116

South Kansas City, MO

  • Avila University — 11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145

KANSAS SIDE

Kansas City, KS

  • Wyandotte County Lake Park — Leavenworth Rd, N 91st St, Kansas City, KS 66109
  • Pierson Park — 1800 S 55th St, Kansas City, KS 66106
Sledding Joy
Ashley Heyburn, enjoying getting to be a kid again while sledding!

Leawood

  • Leawood Pioneer Library — 4700 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

Lenexa

  • Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park — West 87th Street Parkway, Lackman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66215

Olathe

  • Grace United Methodist Church — 11485 S Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Lowes Hill — 13750 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062

Overland Park

  • Cleveland Chiropractor Hill — 8313-7901 W 108th Terrace Overland Park, KS 66210
  • Corporate Woods — 9200 Indian Creek Parkway, Overland Park, KS 66210

Prairie Village

  • Meadowbrook Park — 9101 Nall Ave, Prairie Village, KS 66207

Shawnee

  • Stump Park — 4751 Woodland Dr, Shawnee, KS 66218

If you have any additions to this list, please share in the comments!

Ashley is a mom to an incredibly active toddler, and wife to a kind-hearted Louisville, KY native. After over a decade living in Brooklyn, NY, and few years in Cincinnati, OH, she recently returned home to KC to plant roots and grow her family. Most days you will find her exploring local parks, libraries and playgroups with her son, and tapping into Kansas Cities great art scene whenever she can.

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