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Dress warm and take to the hills, Milwaukee.

Head for the hills (and bring your sled)

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The snow is finally starting to fall in Milwaukee, which means that freshly coated hills across the county will soon be covered with throngs of bundled-up kids (and kids-at-heart) ready to ride their way down the slopes.

Grab your sled, toboggan or inner tube and challenge your friends and family in a race to the bottom of any of these area sledding spots. You can even take advantage of the area parks' lighted hills if the kid in you just wants one more run before it's time to defrost.

Columbus Park
7301 W. Courtland Ave.

Dretzka Park
12020 W. Bradley Rd.

Greene Park
4235 S. Lipton Ave.

Hales Corners Park
5765 S. New Berlin Rd., Hales Corners

Kern Park
3614 N. Humboldt Blvd.

Lafayette Hill
Next to the tennis courts across from McKinley Marina

LaFollette Park
9418 W. Washington St.

Maitland Park
6001 S. 13th St.

McCarty Park
2567 S. 79th St.

McGovern Park
5400 N. 51st St.

Mitchell Park
524 S. Layton Blvd.

Riverside Park
1500 E. Park Pl.

St. Mary's Hill
2323 N. Lake Dr.

Sheridan Park
4800 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy

Valley View Park
5051 S. Sunnyslope Rd., New Berlin

Wilson Recreation Park
4001 S. 20th St.

The Milwaukee County Parks provide lighting at the following sledding sites, so don an extra layer and hit these hills before and after dark:

Brown Deer Park
7835 N. Green Bay Road; lighted until 8 p.m.

Currie Park
3535 N. Mayfair Rd.; lighted until 9 p.m.

Humboldt Park
3000 S. Howell Ave.; lighted until 8 p.m.

Pulaski Park
2677 S. 16th St.; lighted until 10 p.m.

Whitnall Park
5879 S. 92nd St.; lit until 10 p.m.
Whitnall Park also keeps its clubhouse open for sledders from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays, so warm up with a cup of hot cocoa before, during or after the fun.


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