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The Snowy Season, Means The Sledding Season


You don't have to go far to find a good hill in the South Side. Here’s our list of sledding spots, so you can hit the slopes, perfect for gliding down on a sleigh or luge. Don't forget your masks, scarves, snow pants and gloves when you check out the best sledding hills in the South Side.


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🔵 Dan Ryan Woods

  • Beverly Boosts A 200-foot Hill

  • The Slope Has Lights And Is Staffed 7 Days A Week

  • A Minimum Of Three Inches Is Needed)

  • Call 773-233-3766 Ahead Of Your Visit To Make Sure


🔵 Palmisano Park

  • Aka "Mount Bridgeport," The Site Of Palmisano Park Is A Former Limestone Quarry (Called Stearns Quarry) That Has Been Reclaimed As A Recreation Area

  • It's Surrounded By Roads And Parts Of The Hill Are Quite Steep

  • Not Be The Best Spot For Beginner Sledders

  • Call 312-747-6497 Ahead Of Your Visit To Make Sure


🔵 Soldier Field

  • This 35-foot-tall, 220-foot-long Hill Is Located Just To The North Of Soldier Field's South Parking Lot

  • Created During The Stadium's Landscaping Redesign

  • Gives Bit Of Elevation For Winter Fun

  • The Park District Uses Snow Machines To Keep It Coated In Powder As Long As Temps Are Low Enough, Even If There's No Naturally-occurring Snow On The Ground

  • The Hill Is Unsupervised

  • Only Plastic Sleds Allowed


🌮 Snacking South Of The Loop


🔵 Calumet bakery

  • Serving The South Side Since 1935

  • The Original Recipes Are Still Being Used Today


🔵 Beverly Bakery

  • Started Out As A Full Line Bakery

  • Roasts Over 21 Coffees From All Over The World


🔵 Eméché Cakery & Cafe

  • Features Alcohol-infused Cupcakes

  • Everything Is Freshly Baked Daily

  • Vegan Options Available


🗣️*Friendly FYI! We are working hard to be accurate. But these are strange times, so please check that spots are open.


✂️ South Side Snippets


🔵 Art And Soul

  • Stony Island Arts Bank is featured among world wide immersive art spaces that champion Black creativity


🔵 Words Of Wisdom

  • Ida B. Wells was branded “radical” for speaking out against racism, sexism, economic exploitation, and lawlessness. Read some of her great-granddaughters reflections.


🔵 Clink Clink

  • Feb. 12 signifies the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Ox, and the Ox is often described as being honest, hardworking, diligent, dependable, determined, and methodical.


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