Omaha Mom’s Guide to Sledding

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Sledding in Omaha

As a Nebraska native who lived in South Carolina for the last three and a half years, my family and I could not wait for the first big snowfall to hit the Omaha area! It’s so important to get outside, even in colder temperatures. If you ever knew the joy of sledding as a child, you’ll understand my excitement for getting out now that I have a family of my own to share the experience with.

Since we are from central Nebraska, we were unfamiliar with the best places to sled here in Omaha. So I did what we all do when we need information—browsed the internet, specifically Facebook groups, and accumulated a seemingly never-ending list of all the recommended go-to places to find the perfect hill. I couldn’t go without sharing it with you too!

Before you seek out the powdery adventure nearest you, please remember the importance of safety while sledding. Between bumps, bruises, and injuries more serious like broken bones and concussions, sledding causes an average of 20,000 hospital visits a year. So be safe, but go out and have a blast!

Northern Omaha

Western

Laura Dodge Elementary-3520 Maplewood Blvd. *note that this hill is on the faster side, so best for older children or those extremely daring toddlers that make our hairs turn white.

Manchester Elementary-2750 N HWS Cleveland Blvd.

Eastern

Memorial Park-6005 Underwood Ave. *perfect for all ages

Walnut Hill Park-1400 N 38th St. *beginner, smaller hill and good for younger kids

Adams Park (East side)-3121 Bedford Ave.

Florence Elementary-7902 N 36th St.

Nathan Hale Middle School-6143 Whitmore St.

Southern Omaha

Western

Black Elk Elementary-6708 S 161st Ave.

Chalco Hills Recreation Area-8901 S 154th St.

Rockbrook Park-3525 S 94th St. *Omaha residents said this has location has a “hill made for sledding.”

Holling Heights Elementary-6565 S 136th St.

Oak Valley Elementary-3109 Pederson Dr.

Aspen Creek Elementary-10325 S 188th St. *great for all ages

Eastern

Spring Lake Park-4020 Hoctor Blvd.

Norris Middle School-2235 S 46th St.

Ashland

Mahoney State Park-28500 W Park Hwy. *this hill is known as the “Mahoney Sledding Hill.”

Gretna

Chestnut Ridge-21700, 21798 Highview St.

LaVista

Portal Elementary-9920 Brentwood Dr.

Bellevue

Bellevue Elementary (behind the school)-12001 Timberrdige Dr.

Lewis and Clark Middle School-13502 S 38th St. *Considered a faster hill.

Council Bluffs, IA

Big Park Lake-2600 N 8th St.

Discovered hills of your own outside of our list? Please share them in the comments and remember to respect possible private properties along with the possibility that some parks may require a state pass for entry.

Sledding in Omaha

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Brittanee was born in Denver, CO and moved to North Platte, NE when she was seven. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2013 and after graduating from UNK in 2014 she moved to Washington where her husband was stationed with the Navy. There, they would have their first daughter before moving to South Carolina where their second daughter would be born. In May of 2020 after her husband's contract with the Navy was up, her and her family happily moved back to their home state and made roots in Omaha where they couldn't be more grateful to be. Brittanee enjoys all things family, reading, spending time outdoors, working with kids, being artsy fartsy, and is honored with the privilege to write for Omaha Mom. She's always down for lazy days on the couch watching movies or binging a good show.