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KIDS + TEENS | 2017-2018 Sledding Locations In Naperville


Park District Skating, Sledding and Snowboarding Locations for 2017-18

Riverwalk Café to open for Sledding at Rotary Hill; Hours Will Vary

Naperville Park District offers opportunities to enjoy winter sports at a number of locations throughout the community. Sled hills and skating areas will open for the winter 2017-2018 season when weather conditions allow.

The Riverwalk Café will open for sledding on Rotary Hill with varying hours, depending on sledding conditions. The menu will include hot coffee, tea and hot chocolate, soft drinks, chili, snacks, beer and wine.

Sled Hills are open when the ground is frozen with two or more inches of snow and when there is no visible grass. Please note that wooden sleds, metal-runner sleds, skis, toboggans or snowboards are not allowed on Naperville Park District sled hills. The District offers one location exclusively for snowboarding: Weigand Riverfront Park at 2436 S. Washington St (no sleds are allowed on this hill).

The following sled hills are located in community parks or neighborhood parks. They have no concessions and close one hour after sunset, except Rotary Hill, which is lighted and open weekdays until 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 10:00 p.m.

  • Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave.

  • Brook Crossings, 1015 95th St.

  • Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Rd.

  • Gartner Park, 524 W. Gartner Rd.

  • May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Dr.

  • Riverwalk Sled Hill at Rotary Hill, 441 Aurora Ave.

Skating areas typically open on or after December 15; however, they can open only after a period of extreme cold. Likewise, sled hills require a minimum amount of snow in order to open. Weather and conditions permitting, the skating season continues through February 15 and the sledding season runs through February 28.

The Park District maintains winter skating rinks at five locations. The following ice rinks will be lighted and open until 10:00 p.m.:

  • Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Ave.

  • Nike Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Rd.

  • Commissioners Park, 3704 111th St.

The fourth and fifth rinks, located at Gartner Park at 524 Gartner Road and at Meadow Glens Park, located at 1303 Muirhead Ave., are not lighted and close at dusk.

Hockey and broomball play is allowed only at the two boarded rinks at Centennial Park. A third rink at Centennial Park is for free skating only. No pucks or sticks are allowed on free-skating areas.

To check the status of skating, sledding and snowboarding areas, residents may access the District’s Rainout Line in five different ways:

  • Call the Rainout Line number at 630-883-4242

  • Visit or go to our website and click on the Weather Cancellations & Closures tab

  • Opt in to receive email updates

  • Opt in to receive text updates

  • Access the Rainout Line on the Naperville Park District app or Download the free Rainout Line app

About the Naperville Park District: Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that enhance the quality of life for our community, including benefits such as community health, environmental education, social connections, and personal growth. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.

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