Free Sledding and Hot Chocolate in NYC Parks Saturday, January 4, 2014

It's official... an official snow day that is. On Saturday, January 4, the Parks Department is inviting New Yorkers to come out to a neighborhood park for some winter fun. White-capped hills around the city are open for sledding, snowman-making and more. And at five designated locations, the Parks Department will be handing out sleds and free hot chocolate while supplies last from 11am to 3pm.

Check out the snow fun and sledding locations in each of the five boroughs. In addition to sledding, activities include snowman-building and snow angel contests, friendly snowball fights, music and free hot chocolate. Arrive early if you want to borrow a sled or grab a cup of cocoa as they're first come, first served.

Crotona Park
Fulton Avenue and East 172nd Street

Prospect Park
Prospect Park West near the Tennis House

Highbridge Park near the Field House. Sledding is by 174th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Note: This is a new snow day location. In years past it was at Riverside Park at 103rd Street.

Juniper Valley Park
78th Street and Juniper Boulevard North

Staten Island:
Clove Lakes Park
Martling and Slosson Avenues

For more sledding hills, read our roundup of the best sledding hills in New York City and find more seasonal activities in our Winter Fun Guide.

Crotona Park
Fulton Avenue and E 172nd Street
Bronx, NY 10457

Riverside Park
103rd Street and Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025

Juniper Valley Park
Juniper Blvd N and 78th Street
Queens, NY 11379

Clove Lakes Park
Slosson Avenue & Martling Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

Prospect Park
Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
Prospect Park (at Grand Army Plaza) - 8:00 AM Pick
Parkour + - Mixed Ages
Central Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Outdoor Art with Private Picassos
Private Picassos - 11:00 AM Pick
Prospect Park Green and Go Weekends
Prospect Park (at Grand Army Plaza) - 11:15 AM Pick
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