Greater Indianapolis Sledding Hills

Dated: 01/18/2016

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Sledding is a tremendous pastime in the cold months of winter in the Greater Indianapolis area. While Indiana itself is very flat, there are still a few great hills for sledding. Additionally, many local towns and cities in the area have built artificial hills that are primarily used for sledding.


Zionsville Fellowship

Behind Zionsville Fellowship, a church in Zionsville, there is a sledding hill open to the public. The parking lot for the church is adjacent to the hill, meaning it is very easy to access it. Zionsville Fellowship is located on West Oak Street, also known as State Road 334. This sledding hill is approximately two miles west of Downtown Zionsville. Sledding enthusiasts traveling from eastern Hamilton County may want to consider another sledding hill nearby. It will take them about 25 minutes to get to this sledding hill.


Centennial Sledding Hills

Westfield has a sledding hill in Centennial, a neighborhood off of 146th Street. Centennial is quite large, covering an area that stretches east to west between Spring Mill Road and Ditch Road. North to south, it stretches from 156th Street to 146th Street. Due to Centennial’s large size, visitors should know where to go in the neighborhood to avoid getting lost. The sledding hill is located behind Cornerstone Bible Church, which is located in the northeastern part of the neighborhood. This sledding hill is relatively close to all towns and cities on the Northside. It takes just under 20 minutes to get there from Downtown Zionsville. Noblesville residents can get there in about 20 minutes as well.


West Park

West Park, another Carmel park, also has a sledding hill. It is located on 116th Street in the western part of Carmel. West Park itself has public bathrooms, but they may not be open during the park’s offseason. It is located just under two miles east of US 421, also known as Michigan Road, meaning it is easy to access from Zionsville. Fishers residents are much further from the park. It will take them about 20 minutes to drive to West Park.


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The sledding hill at Fort Harrison State Park is wide, long and relatively steep, allowing many visitors to enjoy it at once. The sliding hill has areas on the sides that allow visitors to climb back up the hill, which will allow them to safely avoid people sledding down the hill. Since the hill is located in Fort Harrison State Park, there is a small fee to access it. Each car is required to pay a small $5.00 fee to enter the park. This sledding hill is located off of 56th Street and easily accessible from I-465. Eastern Hamilton County residents can drive to Fort Harrison State Park in about 20 minutes. Zionsville residents should plan for a long drive if they want to try this sledding hill. It takes them about 30 minutes to drive to it.


SOURCES:

http://indysled.com/hills/fort_harrison_state_park/

http://indywithkids.com/snow-sledding-hills-in-indianapolis/

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