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.

Storytime at the Park House
Rockefeller Park House - 10:30 AM Pick
Hudson RiverKids Tribeca
Pier 25 at Hudson River Park - 4:00 PM Pick
Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
Coney Island - 8:00 PM Pick
Movies on the Waterfront
Astoria Park - 8:00 PM Pick
Pokemania/Mega Machines Camp
The Afterschool Collective Company - 8:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides