Friday, December 21, 2007

Sledding Sunday

(That's my son, Mack, at Meadow Wood Park in Woodland Park last Christmas Eve.)

Out There ran a "sled test" story inside today's section. If you're interested in being part of a local test, let us know!

With snow predicted for tonight and early Saturday, this could be a good sledding weekend. You don't need to be a kid to enjoy a quick run down a good sledding hill.

Here's a list of some of the region's best sledding areas. If you've got a great place you're willing to share, post it in the comments below.

REGIONAL SLEDDING SPOTS
Colorado Springs Parks

Cottonwood Creek (near Dublin Boulevard and Rangewood Drive just south of Woodmen Road)
Quail Lake (East Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard, west of the World Arena)
Kathleen Marriage
Broadmoor Bluffs
Van Diest
Mountain Shadows
Woodstone
Village Green
Madison
Wasson
Monument Valley (end of Fontanero Street at Boddington Field)
Middle Shooks Run (near El Paso Street and Willamette Avenue)
Bear Creek (21st Street and Argus Road)
Schools:
Howbert Elementary School (30th and Water streets)
Jenkins Middle School (Austin Bluffs Parkway near Dublin Boulevard)
Timberview Middle School (Squirreltail Road, north of Research Parkway near Powers Boulevard)

Monument
Take exit 161 off I-25, drive east on State Highway 105 to Fairplay Drive

Manitou Springs
Behind the Iron Springs Chateau (Ruxton Avenue)
Library hill - good for younger kids - just make sure you don't get going so fast you fly off onto Manitou Ave.!

Woodland Park
Meadow Wood Park
Off Rampart Range Road

9 comments:

tommy sue said...

I only know the hills by there aliases: Dead Man's Curve, Suicide, Widow-maker, Bastard-creator...

zen said...

What a difference a year makes, eh? This year that same spot in Meadow Wood is patches of snow and ice and a whole lot of dead grass.

Dena Rosenberry said...

I can see clouds moving in, as I write. Maybe we'll get lucky!!

Anonymous said...

Snow or not - he's still the cutest kid on the mountain!

Mamaw

Anonymous said...

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Dena Rosenberry said...

uh, yeah, that's a killer hill...

Oliver Stone said...

It's also a well known fact that Abraham Zapruder has sledding film from the grassy knoll on the northwest side of Library Hill, directly facing the jump and the book depository.

Anonymous said...

is ther some more pic of mack

Dena Rosenberry said...

email me