The unsupervised sled hill is located at the north end of the park. The most convenient place to park is at the north entrance (Farrington Drive) near the pool. The sledding hill is lighted at the top.
Rudy Lange Sledding Hill is a 1.4 – acre sledding hill located north of Washington Street at its intersection with Terrace Street. The hill is lighted throughout the winter and provides a 335-foot sledding area.
A GREAT WINTER FAMILY EXPERIENCE is an obstacle free sledding run of about 300 feet that even adults will enjoy. The downhill sledding path which is the right (or west) side of the hill, extends out past the soccer fields, offering a safe sledding experience
Grab your favorite tube, saucer or sled for some good old-fashioned sledding fun where laughter is abundant. The sled hill at Glacial Park (by the Wiedrich Barn amphitheater) is open when there is 4″ of snow or more and is perfect for an afternoon of free, unsupervised snow play.
The sledding hill and ice skating rink will be illuminated until 10:00 pm. Just a reminder, “THINK SAFETY” Look at the park rules before using the sledding hill and ice skating rink. Remember to walk up the sides of the sledding hill, when returning to the top, and watch for others sledding down the hill. Do not sled on the back of the hill. The park is NOT supervised, and is to be used “at your own risk”. Please call the Recreation Department for more information at 847-526-4851.
Butternut Preserve, located adjacent to West Elementary School, offers passive recreational use, nature trails and study areas, sledding areas . The sledding areas are not guarded. This area includes a branch of the Kishwaukee River and is the site of prairie restoration along Ballard Road.