A guide to sledding in Queens, including official sledding locations in parks across the borough. Find sledding hills in Astoria, Cypress Hills, Flushing, Forest Hills, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, Little Neck, Middle Village, and Woodhaven.
Looking for something to do on a winter weekend or a school snow day? Grab your toboggan or tube and head to one of these sledding hills in Queens.
Astoria Park, 19th Street between Shore Boulevard (off Ditmars Boulevard)
If your little ones need a bathroom break during an afternoon of speeding down the slopes, head for the year-roud restroom near the playground at Shore Boulevard (opposite 23rd Road).
Lower Highland Park, Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street
Since this park is located on a high plateau that straddles Queens and Brooklyn, sledders are rewarded with stunning views of surrounding neighborhoods, the ocean, and nearby cemeteries.
East Flushing / Fresh Meadows
Kissena Park, enter at Metcalf Avenue and 164th Street
The hill is just east of Kissena Lake. There is a year-round bathroom located on the northeast edge of the park, near Oak Avenue. There's also a playground nearby, at Rose and Oak avenues.
Bowne Park, small hillside on the 155th Street side of the park
A year-round bathroom is located in the park at 155th Street and 32nd Avenue
Kew Gardens / Forest Hills
Forest Park, Mary Whelan Playground at 79th Street and Park Lane South
This park is also easily accesible from the Glendale, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven neighborhoods. The Mary Whelan Playground is one of 7 playgrounds in the park, which is also home to the Forest Park Carousel. There are also 7 year-round bathrooms scattered throughout the park.
Crocheron Park, 35th Avenue (opposite Golden Pond)
Bring the family pooch along with you -- this park features a dog run by the gazebos (west of 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway).
Juniper Valley Park, Juniper Boulevard North and South, near the Tennis Building at 75th Street
As one of Queens' most popular parks, you might find a crowd here a snowy weekend. A positive perk is the park's two year-round bathrooms: one by the playground at 62nd Avenue and 80th Street and another in the park at Lutheran Avenue.
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